The Serpent King

Author(s): Jeff Zentner

Young Adult Fiction

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal


Winner of the American Library Association Morris Award for best debut YA


A Buzzfeed Best of 2016 book


Goodreads Choice Awards finalist


A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2016


Publishers Weekly Best of 2016


Dill is a misfit in his small, religious Tennessee town. His dad is in prison for a shocking crime, and his mom is struggling to make ends meet. The only things getting Dill through senior year are his guitar and his fellow outcasts, Travis and Lydia. Travis is an oddball who finds comfort from his violent home life in an epic fantasy book series. And Lydia is like no one else- fast-talking, creative and fiercely protective. Dill fears his heart will break when she escapes to a better life elsewhere. What Dill needs now is some bravery to tell Lydia how he feels, to go somewhere with his music - and to face the hardest test of all when tragedy strikes.


Product Information

Jeff Zentner was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He is now an appellate attorney for the State of Tennessee and lives in Nashville with his wife and son. He wrote his debut novel The Serpent King in a month, writing on his mobile phone on his commute and at night, weekends and lunchtimes between court cases.

General Fields

  • : 9781783446476
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : January 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 384
  • : Jeff Zentner
  • : Paperback
  • : 318
  • : English
  • : 813.6