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Henry H. Neff

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Connection to Illinois: Neff grew up outside Chicago.

Biography: Henry H. Neff graduated from Cornell University where he majored in history. He began his professional career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company before leaving the corporate life to teach at a San Francisco high school and write fantasy novels. His first series, The Tapestry, is a five-volume epic that follows the life and adventures of Max McDaniels. Its books have been translated into nineteen languages and were finalists for the Texas Bluebonnet, Missouri Truman Award, and Northern California Book of the Year. Impyrium is Henry's second series. You'll find him working away in Montclair, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and two children.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

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Selected Titles

The fiend and the forge
ISBN: 0375838996 OCLC: 522455332

Random House, New York : ©2010.

Young Max McDaniels battles trolls, water beasts, and other monsters in a hostile, poverty-stricken dystopian landscape profoundly transformed by the villainous Astaroth.

The hound of Rowan
ISBN: 9780375838958 OCLC: 70823005

After glimpsing a hint of his destiny in a mysterious tapestry, twelve-year-old Max McDaniels becomes a student at Rowan Academy, where he trains in mystics and combat in preparation for war with an ancient enemy that has been kidnapping children like him.

  The maelstrom
ISBN: 0375871489 OCLC: 775415629

Random House, New York : ©2012.

With the return of the sorcerer Bram, and the disappearance of Asteroth, Rowan Academy must prepare to battle the demon Prusias--

The second siege
ISBN: 037583897X OCLC: 191897903

Twelve-year-old Max and his allies risk much as they seek to acquire the Book of Origins, an artifact of unimaginable power, in hopes of halting the ancient evil that is bringing the world to its knees.