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Classroom Guides for Teachers

Teachers around the US are starting to discover Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist books and if you want to use the books in your classroom, this wonderful guide can help you every step of the way. Beyond being entertaining, the stories offer important life lessons. Learn more…

New for 2005, RP Books has published classroom guides for Magic Lands, including a teacher's classroom guide and a student's classroom guide. Don't miss these handy books or the all new 2nd Edition of the Teacher's Classroom Guide to Ruin Mist. The books include vocabulary builders, cooperative learning, and critical thinking exercises as well as a full-length interview with the author.


Thank you teachers and readers for making The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches one of the best of 2005. We look forward to hearing from other teacher and reader groups.

More Reagent Press sites: Resources for teachers, librarians and other educators A destination site for teens. A destination site for kids.

Robert Stanek: Interview
Robert Stanek, author of the highly popular Ruin Mist books, has gone through several major personal and professional changes in his life, but says he's always been a writer in his heart. David Brubaker interviews Robert Stanek about his early writing and Ruin Mist. Read more…

Other Robert Stanek Resources

Bowker recommends Kingdom Alliance. Read more…

Read the E-insiders interview

Discover 100 of the best Robert Stanek and Ruin Mist related sites at Top Ruin Mist Sites.

Join the discussion at the Robert Stanek Discussion Boards.

Want signed editions of the books? Official E-Signing.

Like blogs? Read Robert Stanek’s blog.

Featured Fantasy Books

After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 hundred years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man or device, shall be cleansed to dust.


Keeper Martin's Tale

Three heroes set out on an epic journey of discovery only to find that at the end of their journey nothing is what they thought it was and that is undergoing a transformation that will change everything. Survival in a changing world depends on their ability to adapt and if they fail, their world and everything they believe in will perish.


Elf Queen's Quest

The first book in the dark path through the history of Ruin Mist. The Ruin Mist Chronicles begin when the Elf Queen sends the warrior elf, Seth, on a journey to the kingdoms. Legend says that the elves and men have been enemies since the dawn of time and there are few who remember the time before the Great War that divided the peoples of Ruin Mist. 


Keeper Martin's Tale Part II: Kingdom Alliance

Two dozen elves set out from Leklorall, the capital of East Reach. Only two reached the far shores of the great sea. Their names were Seth and Galan and they sided with Great Kingdom during the Battle of Quashan' but success on the battlefield could not undo the past.

Publisher's Corner: Current News

RP Books, Reagent Press is proud to announce our new family of web sites: Our books, games and RPG site. Our dedicated site for author Robert Stanek. Our dedicated site for the world of Ruin Mist. Our dedicated site for the magic lands. Our dedicated site for Wizards of Skyhall. Our dedicated site for Ruin Mist: The Lost Ages. Learn about our current and upcoming books. Learn about our current and upcoming audio books.


We've also launched Ruin Mist: Dawn of the Ages and Bugville Critters web sites.


More News…

RP Books, Reagent Press is proud to be the official publisher of #1 bestselling author Robert Stanek and his Ruin Mist books. Across the country and around the world, Robert Stanek's books are becoming international sensations!


The books have been called "the Star Wars of fantasy", "a wonderful cross between JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling," and "like getting Tolkien with all the right touches of Rowling."


Currently, RP Books is in discussion with a number of foreign language publishers for translation rights to the Ruin Mist books. Translations are in progress or in discussion for the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Russian, Bulgarian, Japanese, Finnish, Danish, Spanish and German.


The Pieces of the Puzzle is Robert Stanek's latest bestseller. This Top 10 mystery bestseller has been generating strong buzz this fall. What's next for the author? Stormjammers, a work based on an inspiring true story of family, friendship, and heroism in action.


Featured Young Adult Books

Robert Stanek’s books are starting to capture the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. Just about everyone seems to like the refreshingly unique fantastic adventures and the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist.


The Kingdoms & The Elves Of The Reaches

Perfect for the young and the young at heart! Inside, you'll discover the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist where the mystical and the magical abound, and you'll fall in love with three heroes: a boy who would become a mage, a princess who is fleeing a dying kingdom, and a warrior elf who undertakes an epic journey. The adventure begins with Book 1.


The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches: (Keeper Martin's Tales, Book 2), Vol. 2The Kingdoms & The Elves Of The Reaches II

To save her kingdom Queen Mother sent her most trusted warriors on a perilous journey across the Great Sea. But the elves were betrayed. Only a handful survived, and only two reached the far shores. The survivors did not find quick allies. They found a kingdom under siege and a shattered alliance.


Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, Vol. 3The Kingdoms & The Elves Of The Reaches III

Adrina, Emel, Vilmos, Galan and Seth face even greater challenges as their world is transformed. Vilmos, in his quest to become the first human magus in a thousand years, must control the darkness within him. Adrina must accept her place and work together with Emel to help the elves make their plea to Great Kingdom's council.


Learn more about Reagent Press
Reagent Press books have been featured in a variety of articles, in ads, at book fairs, and in the news. In Publisher’s Weekly you may have seen our books in Children's Flying Starts (Dec. 2002), Bestsellers 2002 (Jan. 2003), Spring Adult Announcements (Jan. 2003) or Fast-Growing Small Publishers (Mar. 2003). In 2002-03, we had books nominated for Best Young Adult Books and prestigious Publishers Association awards. Learn more.

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An RP Books First: In a first ever for Reagent Press, we have secured the rights to Wizards of Skyhall: The Game and Wizards of Skyhall: The Series—the amazing debut of the soon-to-be bestselling author J. R. King.
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Reagent Press Helping Communities & Growing

Books for schools: We've helping schools and libraries with fund-raising, and helping kids learn and grow.Better distribution, stronger partnerships, and improved bookseller relations boost sales. Read also about how Reagent Press and Robert Stanek are trying to give back to communities and help children develop a life-long love of books and reading through books for schools and book club programs. Learn more…

Ruin Mist Gear: Gifts & Collectibles for Everyone

You’ve been asking for Ruin Mist gear and now you can buy it. Everything from T-Shirts to Posters to Hats to Coffee Mugs and Framed Art Prints. Looking for the perfect gift? Great gifts for kids, teens, moms and dads. Stop by the store and order your Ruin Mist gear today. Let us know what you think! More…

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News @ Reagent Press


Now available: Student’s Classroom Handbook For The Kingdoms And The Elves Of The Reaches.


We’re expanding, enhancing and updating our Books for Schools Program.


Tell Johnny To Make A Wish List! Over 375 Ruin Mist Gifts And Collectibles Now Available


We’re Helping Communities and Growing. Read all about it!


Cross the Great Divide Between Cultures and Worlds with Popular Author Robert Stanek.


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Feature: A Face Behind the Future

Author William Robert Stanek is breaking new ground in shaping the future of business on the Internet. The uncertainty of changing technology makes Stanek's work challenging. Visit William Robert Stanek’s Writing And Web Work Archives.


Internet History Archives:


William Robert Stanek's Internet Daily News - The original Internet daily.

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