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School of X

A Marvel: Xavier's Institute Anthology

Edited by Gwendolyn Nix
Published by Aconyte
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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The next generation of the astonishing X-Men grow into true super heroes against their deadliest enemies, in this wide-ranging Marvel anthology?.

The New Charles Xavier School for Gifted Mutants isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: The food is so-so, and it’s cold eleven out of twelve months, not to mention the creepy bunker vibes with mysterious tech popping up all over the place. But for the latest mutants to take on the mantle of X-Men, it’s home. Under the stewardship of Emma Frost, Cyclops, and Magneto, these new recruits learn to control their powers and defeat villainy. Yet danger lurks within the academy, and it isn’t just monsters or evil geniuses. Now, these fresh X-Men must take what they’ve learned and put their unique powers to the test against unexpected adversaries – from cyborgs and the undead to temporal chaos, and even alternate versions of themselves.

JALEIGH JOHNSON is a New York Times-bestselling fantasy novelist living and writing in the wilds of the Midwest. She has also written several novels and short stories for the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms fiction lines. Johnson is an avid gamer and lifelong geek.

ROBBIE MacNIVEN is a Highlands-native History graduate from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several novels and many short stories for the New York Times-bestselling Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar universe, and the narrative for HiRez Studio’s Smite Blitz RPG.

CATH LAURIA is a Colorado girl who loves snow and sunshine. She is a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy, suspense and romance fiction, and has a vast collection of beautiful edged weapons.

AMANDA BRIDGEMAN has written eight volumes of the award-nominated Aurora series of near-future space thrillers, the SF police procedural The Subjugate, and a Stephen King-esque mystery The Time of the Stripes. She’s also worked as a TV and film actress.

PAT SHAND is the creator/co-creator of numerous comic books including Destiny NY, Snap Flash Hustle, Breathless, and Afterglow, as well as writing extensively for properties such as Charmed, Adventure Time, Disney Villains, and Angel. He has also written and produced off-off Broadway theatre and original stories for Marvel, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Space Riot and Iron Man: Mutually Assured Destruction. He runs the independent publisher Space Between Entertainment in New York, where he lives with his wife Amy and their army of cats.

Xeric Award-winning graphic novelist NEIL KLEID authored Ninety Candles, and the acclaimed graphic novels Brownsville and The Big Kahn. He has written other several comic books and graphic novels, as well as adapting Jack London’s novel Call of the Wild into sequentials, and the reverse for Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt; and co-authored Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim. Savor, his culinary adventure graphic novel with John Broglia and Frank Reynoso, was released by Dark Horse Comics. He lives with wife, kids and dog in New Jersey by way of Detroit.

CARRIE HARRIS is a geek of all trades and proud of it. She’s an experienced author of tie-in fiction, former tabletop game executive and published game designer who lives in Utah.

“An action-packed adventure… this is definitely worth checking out.”

– – Track of Words (for Liberty & Justice for All)

“Harris adds a depth to the antagonists often missing in other depictions of these characters in other media and uses it to remind readers that just as no hero is infallible, no villain is without their better angels. Harris favors nuance over mustache-twirling, and in that choice lies the heart of the story… an engaging and entertaining story.”

– – GeekDad (for Liberty & Justice For All)

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