Terry Benton-Walker with Nic Stone - Alex Wise vs. The End of the World!

Come hear Terry Benton-Walker talk about his newest middle grade masterpiece, Alex Wise vs. The End of the World, with Nic Stone!

It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine becaaaauuuuse our amazing author friend, Terry Benton-Walker, has written a book all about it and he's coming HERE with fellow amazing author, Nic Stone, to give us all the apocalyptic details!!! That's right, we're throwing a launch party for Terry's highly anticipated middle grade debut, Alex Wise vs. The End of the World, and you're invited! This book is full of action, adventure, demi-gods, supernatural harbingers of death, and lots and lots of laughs and love, so be sure to save your spot for an incredible evening! See below for more deets:


Admission: $0 That's right, this event is free to attend! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for every person who plans to attend. Please reserve your spot here!

You must purchase a copy of Alex Wise vs. The End of the World from Little Shop of Stories in order to enter the signing line. Preorder your copy below!


Little Shop of Stories - Upstairs Event Space

About the Book:

Alex Wise feels like his world is ending. His best friend, Loren, is leaving town for the summer, his former friend and maybe sort of crush Sky hasn't spoken to him since he ditched Alex on first day of sixth grade, and now his mom is sending him and his annoying younger sister, Mags, on a cruise with the dad who abandoned them. And, as if things couldn't get worse, a creepy shadow monster may or may not be stalking him.

But none of this could prepare Alex for the actual end of the world. Too bad that is exactly what's coming, after the definitely-real Shadow Man kidnaps Mags and she is possessed by the ancient spirit of Death—one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Luckily (depending on who you ask), Alex is possessed as well by a powerful god who imbues Alex with their powers in an effort to stop the Horsemen…if he can figure out how to use them. So begins an epic battle between good and evil: Alex, Loren, a grumpy demi-god, and Alex's fourth grade teacher vs. Death, Pestilence, Famine, War, and the waves of chaos and destruction they bring to LA and soon the rest of the globe. Just your average summer vacation.

Alex is more used to being left behind than leading the way, but now he's the only one who can save his sister—and the world. That is, if he can unlock his new powers and see himself as the hero he is.

About the Author and Conversation Partner:

TERRY J. BENTON-WALKER grew up in rural Georgia and now lives in Atlanta with his husband and son, where he writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children. He’s also the author of the young adult contemporary fantasy series Blood Debts. He has an industrial engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State. When he’s not writing, he can be found gaming, eating ice cream, or both.

NIC STONE was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. You can find her on her website: nicstone.info

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Alex Wise vs. the End of the World By Terry J. Benton-Walker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593564295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Labyrinth Road - September 26th, 2023

Welcome to the summer of the apocalypse. One 12-year-old boy leads the charge against the forces of evil as he tries to stop the Four Horsemen from taking over the world in the start to a wildly funny and addictive fantasy series about accepting yourself and finding your inner hero.