First off, the cover:
Arresting, isn’t it? Not only did Ransom Riggs reveal the cover (via Entertainment Weekly) to the third installment of his widely loved Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, he also talked a little bit about the book and about the upcoming movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the set of which he recently visited.
Here’s a sample of the interview. Warning: spoilers ensue if you’re not up to date on Hollow City, the second book in the series.
Can you tell us a bit of what Library of Souls will be about?
The end of Hollow City left the peculiar children in a very precarious spot, and that’s just where Library of Souls begins. Jacob has just discovered he has a powerful new ability, and he and Emma, a hot-tempered peculiar with fire at her fingertips, must rescue their friends from a heavily-guarded fortress. But to get there they’ll have to survive Devil’s Acre, a wretched, Victorian-era slum populated by murderers, thieves, and the peculiar criminals who live there in exile. It’s the thickest of the three books, and is filled with more characters, more world-building, and more action than the other novels combined.
Library of Souls will be hitting stores on September 22, 2015. The series is published by Quirk Books, while the film adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is being directed by Tim Burton, and is slated for release in 2016.