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Children's Fiction Jewish

Ring of Solomon

by (author) Aden Polydoros

Publisher
Inkyard Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
Category
Jewish, General, Monsters, LGBT
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780369722614
    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price
    $18.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781335428639
    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price
    $23.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781335012371
    Publish Date
    Mar 2024
    List Price
    $12.50

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“Will keep you on the edge of your seat and grinning until the last page!” —Greg Howard, author of The Whispers and The Visitors
This exciting and adventurous start to a middle-grade trilogy follows a queer boy and his family as they try to halt the chaotic effects of a mysterious ring, drawing upon Jewish mythology to navigate magic, mayhem and the search for pride in one’s identity.

The little beachside town of San Pancras is not known for anything exciting, but when Zach Darlington buys a mysterious ring at the local flea market, his quiet little hometown is turned topsy-turvy by monsters straight from Jewish folklore and a nefarious secret society focused on upholding an apocalyptic prophecy.

Zach discovers that the ring grants him strange powers, and he’s intrigued; maybe he can use the ring’s strengths to halt the slew of anti-Semitic and homophobic bullying he’s experiencing at school. But soon the ring brings unexpected visitors—Ashmedai, King of Demons, in the guise of a preteen boy named Ash, and the local chapter of the Knights of the Apocalypse, a secret society intent on completing a creepy prophecy that will bring three monsters to Earth to start the events of the end of times.

Now responsible for the ring and its consequences, will Zach and his friends, with the help of Ash, be able to stop the Apocalypse and save the world?

About the author

Aden Polydoros is an award-winning author who transitioned from female-to-male when he was 14. After going ‘stealth’ for over 10 years, he came out as transgender in order to support trans youth and vocalize how transitioning saved his life. His YA gothic fantasy novel, The City Beautiful, won the Sydney Taylor Book Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the Cybils Award, the South Carolina Book Award, and the 2022 World Fantasy Award.

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Editorial Reviews

“Jam-packed with action and humor, Ring of Solomon is a rip-roaring good read. Buoyed by the fast pace and excitement of this Jewish mythology-inspired adventure, I plowed right through until there was no more left. I already miss Zach and the endearing cast of characters. Please, I need more!"
—Graci Kim, author of The Last Fallen Star

"This exploration of a boy's self is full of fun, humor, and Jewish mythology that I never knew could be so cool."
—Rex Ogle, author of Free Lunch and The Supernatural Society

“A fun, wildly imaginative, and wholly original tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat and grinning until the last page!”
– Greg Howard, author of The Whispers and The Visitors

"Readers will only want to dive deeper into Ash and Zach's story and the world they inhabit—it's a good thing this is the opener to a planned trilogy." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

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