It’s never too early to learn how to become an expert Dungeon Master!
To help kids get started on this mystical quest, HarperCollins Children’s Books is partnering with Hasbro to release a Dungeons & Dragons middle-grade book series! The Dungeons & Dragons publishing program will launch this fall with the debut of its first novel, Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed.
The novel is written by Madeleine Roux and illustrated by Tim Probert. It follows the events at Dungeon Academy (a place where monsters and creatures from the Forgotten Realms study) through the lens of Zelli, a human who was adopted by Minotaurs as an infant. Zelli disguises herself as a young Minotaur and tries to lay low, but she eventually learns of a great human adventurer in a History of Horrible Humans Class. Zelli becomes curious about her true lineage and gathers a group of monstrous misfits to accompany her on a quest for self-discovery.
The second and third installments in the Dungeon Academy series are slated for releases next fall and the following fall. The second series in the Dungeons & Dragons publishing program will be Dungeons & Dragons: HarperChapters, with the first book scheduled for next winter, and the second and third installments to launch in winter 2023 and winter 2024. HarperAlley will also be creating an original Dungeons & Dragons graphic novel series written by Molly Knox Ostertag and illustrated by Xanthe Bouma, which will hit shelves next fall.