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Mar 28 / Michael

Five Alive: The Final Kingdom Is Here!


Can you believe it, TombQuesters? The fifth and final book is out now! (And how amazing is that creepy-cool cover?!) This is what it’s all been leading up to. In The Final Kingdom, Alex and Ren must venture into the world of the dead in a desperate attempt to save the world of the living. They are pursued by The Order and their Death Walker allies at every step, leading up to a fierce, final showdown right back where it all started.

It’s been quite a ride for me, too. The first book came out a little over a year ago, on January 27, 2015, and immediately hit the New York Times bestseller list. It was one of the highlights of my career (and life!), but it was just getting started. I visited scores of schools from California to New Hampshire to talk about reading and writing (and mummies and magic). Another highlight: I got to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, where so many key scenes in the series are set, early in the morning before it opened to the public. Here I am talking with my amazing insider guide in front of the Temple of Dendur!


This whole thing has been an amazing experience—and it’s time for the final chapter! If you want to get Book 5 now, why not pop into your local independent bookstore and tell them you’re on a TombQuest? Or get it online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Books-a-Million. The final book—and the Final Kingdom—is here. And like the mummy-maker said: It’s time to wrap this thing up!


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  1. Jillian Bentow / Feb 22 2016

    Will there be a book tour for the final book, “The Final Kingdom?”

  2. Michael / Feb 23 2016

    Thanks for writing, Jillian. Yes! I will be on the road for two weeks in April and another week in May. ✈️ I will post more about it on here once I know the dates, places, and details. (Right now all I know is that the April dates will be mostly in the midwest.)

  3. Michael / Mar 28 2016

    Hey, TombQuesters! Here are the public tour dates for the spring TourQuest:

    * Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 pm at Books & Company (Oconomowoc, WI)
    * Monday, April 11 at 4:00 pm at Magic Tree Books (Oak Park, IL)
    * Friday, April 15 at 6:30 pm at Hooray for Books! (Alexandria, VA)

    Hopefully there will be more soon, including a June event in NYC!

  4. Maria Adcock / Apr 3 2016

    Congratulations, you’ve accomplished so much! Let me know if you’re ever doing a book signing or promotion in my neck of the woods!

  5. Michael / Apr 4 2016

    Thanks, Maria! I’ll do that!

  6. Terry / Jan 28 2017

    Heey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to bbe running off the
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    get the problem resolved soon. Thanks

  7. Michael / Jan 30 2017

    Thanks for the heads up, Terry!

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