The Orphan Army

The Orphan Army

(Book #1 of The Nightsiders)
For Ages: 8 - 12
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Milo’s Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures in this start to a breathtaking series from bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.

In a world filled with Bugs—monsters that ceaselessly ravage the Earth—Milo Silk has a hard time keeping his dreams separate from reality. So he keeps them locked up in his dream journal and hopes they’ll never come to pass. But too often, they do—like when his father disappeared three years ago. Lately, the Witch of the World has been haunting his dreams, saying he is destined to be the hero who saves everyone. But all Milo can think about is how he fears the Bugs will attack his own camp, and bring something even more terrible than ever before.

What Milo doesn’t know is that the Earth is already fighting back with its own natural power in the form of Nightsiders, magical creatures who prefer shadows to sunlight and who reside in trees, caves, and rivers. And the Nightsiders are ready to find an ally in Milo…
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481415750 | 
  • May 2015 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7 | 
  • Lexile ® 680L
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Jonathan Maberry
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Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and steampunk, for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, Mars One, the Nightsiders series, X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate, Captain America, and many others. He writes comics for Marvel, Dark Horse, and IDW. And he is the editor of several high-profile anthologies including The X-Files, V-Wars, Out of Tune, Baker Street Irregular, Nights of the Living Dead, and Scary Out There. Several of his works are in development for movies and TV, and there is a tabletop board game out based on his novels and comics. He is a popular workshop leader, keynote speaker, and writing teacher. He lives in Del Mar, California. Find him online at