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Nightingale by David Farland

Nightingale is revolutionary. You'll never want to go back to black on white. A beautifully crafted experience: stunning art, haunting music and delightfully subtle animated accents all accompany a riveting and deeply human story. There is (quite literally) nothing else like it.
— Editionals
(on the enhanced novel)
A thrilling ride, with plenty of twists, action, and amazing characters.  I ripped through it.  Highly recommended.
— James Dashner
New York Times Bestseller
Farland is simply one of the best sci-fi and fantasy writers alive.
— Orson Scott Card
Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award Winner

Nightingale launches a marvelous contemporary fantasy for young adults, a grand adventure overflowing with wonders. Alternately laugh-out-loud funny and terrifying, there’s a sweetness and passion to this novel that keeps readers up long into the night.

Currently, Nightingale is available as an “enhanced novel,” with its own sound track, illustrations, animations, and author interview; as a lovingly crafted hardcover; as an audiobook; e-book; and has its own soundtrack. Click below if you would like to purchase one of these.

About David Farland

David Farland is the international bestselling author of nearly fifty books, including such award-winning novels as the science fiction masterpiece On My Way to Paradise (Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award Winner, Best Novel in English Language) and the historical novel In the Company of Angels (Whitney Award Winner: Best Novel of the Year). He is best known though for his fantasy work, which includes the New York Times bestselling series The Runelords, and his lovable and wacky middle-grade fantasy series Ravenspell.

With Nightingale, Dave makes his first foray into creating his own young adult series. (Dave has written young adult novels for both the Star Wars and Mummy franchises as Dave Wolverton, but this is the first young adult universe that he's created for himself.)

In addition to writing novels, Dave has also worked in videogames on such international bestselling games as Starcraft: Brood Wars, and Xena: The Talisman of Fate.

More recently, Dave has worked in the film industry as a movie producer and a screenwriter. His screenplay for The Runelords in now in development for a major motion picture.

Throughout his career, Dave has worked extensively helping new writers through his work as coordinating judge of the Writers of the Future, as a creative writing instructor at Brigham Young University, and by teaching writing seminars. Many of his students have gone on to become some of the most successful writers of our time, including such #1 international bestsellers as Brandon Sanderson, Brandon Mull, and Stephenie Meyer.

In 1999, Dave set the Guinness Record for the World's Largest Book Signing.

Nightingale Products

Enhanced Novel for iPad
This is the ultimate way to experience the novel. With gorgeous full-color illustrations and animations, excerpts from the soundtrack, and the author’s own informative notes and interviews.
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$9.99 ($14.99 INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT)
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Heirloom Print Edition
This deluxe hardcover features a UV-resistant, glossy cover and uses acid-free paper so that it will last throughout the ears. The inside is elegantly designed with a larger font than normal and plenty of white space, so that it will be easy on the eyes. This is a first-edition—486 pages. Each book is signed by the author, and can also be personalized. The price includes shipping and handling within the US.
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$24.99
Collector's Print Edition
Each book is signed by the author, numbered and can also be personalized. This deluxe hardcover features a UV-resistant, glossy cover and uses acid-free paper to last throughout the years. The inside is elegantly designed with a larger font than normal and plenty of white space, so that it will be easy on the eyes. This is a first-edition—486 pages. The price includes shipping and handling within the US. Prices vary, depending upon the number (Low numbers are most expensive.) Each collector’s edition will also contain a key for an enhanced novel, eBook and audiobook.
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Audiobook in MP3 format
With over 50 distinct voices and accents, this book would give most actors fits. But actor Kyle McCarthy was chosen to narrate because he carries it off beautifully. In the background, you’ll also hear the soundtrack materfully composed by James Guymon, head of the Composer’s Guild of America, and brought to life by a variety of stunning artists.
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Electronic Book
While not as fancy as other formats, this allows you to get the book economically and keep it portable, for reading on tablets like the Kindle and Nook, or on your phone via Android or iOS.
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Original Soundtrack by James Guymon
This guitar-driven rock soundtrack was inspired by the story of Bron Jones, a young man who hopes to become a guitar great. Guitar solos were performed by the amazing Tom Hopkins, electric bass by Rob Honey, drums by Todd Sorenson, vocals on "Can't Breathe" by Jessie Funk, Gaelic Vocals by Barbary Grant, and woodwinds by Daron Bradford.
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Heirloom Package

The Heirloom Print Edition Package includes :

  • Electronic book (eBook), playable on your choice of e-readers.
  • Enhanced novel for iPad and web, with full-color illustrations, animated vignettes, video interviews with the author, original music by James Guymon, author notes, reader comments.
  • Audiobook (downloadable voice-track with soundtrack), playable on your MP3 player.
  • Hardcover heirloom edition. This edition will be from a special collector's limited run, not to exceed 1,000 copies. The novel cover will feature embossed lettering; the book will be on acid-free paper, and will be printed in the USA. Also each book will be autographed by the author and numbered. It will also be inscribed (up to 50 words), if you would like, but please note that this diminishes the value for many collectors. (Please note: the first 20 books will be for special collectors, so the numbering will start with 21 and go up to 1000.)

The price for the heirloom print edition package is $69, and includes shipping and handling within the US and Canada (via media mail). Shipping abroad or by other methods may cost a bit more. Contact info @ eastindiapress.com for special pricing.

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Heirloom Print Edition Package

Hardcover heirloom edition. This edition will be from a special collector's limited run, not to exceed 1,000 copies. The novel cover will feature embossed lettering; the book will be on acid-free paper, and will be printed in the USA. Also each book will be autographed by the author and numbered. It will also be inscribed (up to 50 words), if you would like, but please note that this diminishes the value for many collectors. (Please note: the first 20 books will be for special collectors, so the numbering will start with 21 and go up to 1000.)

The price for the heirloom print edition is $24.99, and includes shipping and handling within the US and Canada (via media mail). Shipping abroad or by other methods may cost a bit more. Contact info @ eastindiapress.com for special pricing.

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Collectors Edition

Want to own the ultimate collectible versions of the books, or are you a patron of the arts? In ancient Italy, the Medici family became famous for helping novelists by buying collectible books. The Special Collector's versions of this book give you everything in the Heirloom Package, but include books numbered 1-20. The package includes :

  • Electronic book (eBook), playable on your choice of e-readers.
  • Enhanced novel for iPad and web, with full-color illustrations, animated vignettes, video interviews with the author, original music by James Guymon, author notes, reader comments.
  • Audiobook (downloadable voice-track with soundtrack), playable on your MP3 player.
  • Hardcover heirloom edition. This edition will be from a special collector's limited run, not to exceed 3,000 copies. The novel cover will feature embossed lettering; the book will be on acid-free paper, printed in the USA, and have a special bookmark. Also each book will be autographed by the author and numbered. It will also be inscribed (up to 50 words), if you would like, but please note that this diminishes the value for many collectors.

Prices include shipping and handling within the US and Canada. (Shipping abroad may cost a bit more. Contact info@eastindiapress.com for special pricing.)

Art from the enhanced novel

Real Reviews from Real People

We've just collected the first reviews from bloggers and readers, and wanted to share them with you. While we did edit a couple of typos, the reader's views are their own.

“Once again, Farland proves a great mind. This is a book so large in scope it will appeal to many audiences as he tells the story from several points of view varying in age and gender. But the protagonist is a male teen, so I think this book will appeal to teen boys the most. The world is rich in description, the fantasy elements well flushed out, and I especially loved the artwork and quotes at the beginnings of the chapters. As with Farland's other books, the three-quarters mark was when the story really picked up—the raised stakes came to fruition and I really needed to know how things would turn out.

While I maybe didn't relate as well to any of the characters as I had hoped, it was still an awe inspiring read.”

—M. Gray—Good Reads

“This is David Farlands greatest book yet, and my favorite book of all time. The Runelords series is brilliant and I didn't think he would be able to do better. David has proven me wrong. This book transcends ages and genres. I love the story. I love the setting. I love the characters. I think anyone who doesn't read it is crazy.”

—Danielle—Good Reads

“Even without all the bells and whistles that Nightingale hides within its pages, I can assure you that this is one hell of a story. The animated pages at the beginning of each chapter were amazing. The music that fit just perfectly with that particular chapter drew you in. However when it comes right down to it, David Farland's uncanny ability to write an engrossing story is really what really brings it all home. I can promise you that Nightingale is unlike anything you've ever read or experienced before. It's an all encompassing, immersive experience that will draw you in and make you forget reality. If you aren't a David Farland fan yet, you will be. You will be.”

—See full review at hopelessbibliophile.com

Excellent “Fast paced, action packed and deep. The character development was amazing. One of the best books I've read in a long time. I will be buying the next two books as soon as they are out. Reminded me of the Mortal Coils series, by Eric Nylund, which I also recommend.”

—Anonymous—Full Review at Barnes & Noble

“This sounds like it would be a great book for boys. Or girls who are more into boys. Honestly, though, I felt annoyed with all the teens in the book. I never obsessed over needing all the newest things (too materialistic), never obsessed over "being really cool" (I'd rather be smart), and NEVER obsessed over boys' lips (gross). Why do all the girls throw themselves at Bron? Almost the first 3 teenage girls he meets want to make out with him and date him. They keep talking about how "hot" he is. Even Whitney, who talks to him about music, is regularly kissing him within three days of meeting him. That just seems shallow, on both their parts. Doesn't he want to make any real friends? With guys maybe (insulting/talking to Whitney's former jerk boyfriend doesn't count)? And WHY does he have to think lustful thoughts about nearly every girl he meets? Granted, I've never been a teenage guy, but the book doesn't have to include those sort of details. So, I felt completely disconnected from Bron, and I didn't relate to any of the girls his age. I mostly liked his foster mother, although there were parts where I felt like she was trying to act like a teenager, which was weird.

Ok, rant over.

The rest of the book was great, and the whole "stupid teenage romance thing" wasn't a main part. The sizrael things are ugly, but I'm trying to get past that.

The magic was just right. Powerful enough to make a difference, not so powerful that they couldn't get into trouble. Bron was special, but not astronomically more powerful than everyone else, which was also well done.

The bad guys were pretty believable and cunning and tricky. Yet, I would've thought them easily defeated if not for the epilogue, which was a great ending. I do wish there were more good guys for Bron to interact with, since he's too much of a loner (aside from the time he spends kissing).

The right number of people died, and in the right ways (tragically, heroically).

The school was well done, though, and I liked how active everyone seemed to be, joining all these clubs and doing all these performances and practices, and it was only the first week. (I liked how Bron didn't get invited to an underage drinking party, which happens in a lot of stupid highschool books; those scenes are unnecessary, only showing how dumb all the characters are.)

So, the writing was brilliant, and the plot was great, and the magic systems is well thought out, and I have hopes for the characters, even if I don't much care for them now.”

—Denae—Full Review at GoodReads.com

“I really liked this book. I bought it out of curiosity for the multi-media elements, but the story is what really gripped me. To be honest, the extra features were cool, but when they stopped halfway through the book due to being released in sections, I didn't really miss them. I was too hooked on the story by then. I was a bit disappointed in the ending. While the ending was good I found myself wanting more satisfaction. I wil definitely be getting the next book, I just hope it comes out soon!”

—Nikki Wilson—Good Reads

“I have to admit I would've never picked this book up. But because I have google alerts on Stephenie Meyer the book Nightingale was mentioned. Something about them writing together. So naturally I went to amazon looked it up and the two that did review it gave it 5 stars so I thought I just get the sample and go from there. It was amazing. Very well written. Loved the characters personally not enough romance but that will come in the second book, right David? Anyways if you want a great read a fantastic story line then read this book. Think The Host and that's the kind of book Nightingale is.”

—breath2read—Full Review at Amazon.com

“I absolutely loved this book. It was brilliant, entertaining, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I started reading around ten, planning to just read a chapter, and finished the entire book around 4 am. It was that good. Its High School Musical falling in love with Twilight and having Harry Potter babies.

I didn't get the whole enhance book thing until I actually bought it. Its amazing. How cool is it that this book has its own soundtrack? And a good one!

I Love love loved everything about it. Highly recommended.”

—A. Benson—Full Review at Amazon.com

“…What follows is a gripping story into Bron’s past and the uncovering of secrets and mysteries that have never before been told. I devoured this entire book in just a couple of hours, and for once I could not walk away from my laptop. The story is extremely intriguing and I just had to keep going to find out what would happen next. This E-book even has its very own soundtrack which is pretty cool!

Everything flowed so easily. The fantastic writing, the pace, and the word-smithing were simply spot-on. It felt like I was experiencing the book, not just reading it. So many digital pages had music and small clip- its of comic-like motion images that really enhanced the reading process. Throughout the text, there are links with Author’s Notes which gives the reader a little more insight into certain phrases or current events, or just the author’s thoughts on whatever is going on. There are also short videos with the author which I found really interesting. It definitely was a completely new experience for me to dive into!

This book ends with a cliff-hanger that made me want to pull out all of my hair. Oh yeah, I became completely attached! I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in the series, Dream Assassin! I hope it won’t be too long before its released because I simply do not know how much patience I am going to be able to have.

I am SO glad I gave this a try. It really surprised me! I highly, highly suggest giving this book a try when it is released. I cannot emphasize enough just how good this story is! It’s creative, imaginative, and the most unique book I have read this entire year, hands-down!”

—See full review at hippiesbeautyandbooksohmy.com

A great read, well worth the price “I really enjoyed reading this book. It's obvious that David Farland spent a lot of time and effort getting the characters right, streamlining the plot and keeping the pacing exciting.

Initially I was hesitant to spend more for the enhanced version (I usually just pick up the regular ebooks), but decided to take a chance on this one. I do not regret the decision at all. The art and music are fantastic, and go a long way to enhancing the mood and helping you visualize the big events of each chapter.

The story focuses on a young man named Bron Jones. Bron has been trapped in the foster care system for as long as he can remember. He has been bounced from one home to another, and never managed to make any lasting connections. He has learned that he can only rely on himself.

At his latest foster home, Bron is going to learn that the world is far stranger and more dangerous than he could have imagined. Bron isnt human. He is a member of a separate species that has evolved alongside humanity. And most of his people have the ability to literally steal memories from your mind. And Bron is something even more dangerous than that.

The mysteries surrounding his parentage and identity are at the center of the book, and set the stage for future novels. Which I can hardly wait to read.”

—by Esmale—See full review at iTunes