Posts about books by Kaleb Nation.

Wowsa It’s Shambles

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This is a photo frame that the girls from Remakers Productions just posted from their upcoming Bran Hambric video. It’s Shambles. Wowwww.

I tell you, all the BranFans on Youtube keep surprising me. I’m waiting around for this video as if it was the real Bran Hambric movie or something. Check out some of their other videos so you can see why I’m so excited for this one 😀

And while I’m talking about BranFans: here’s one from last year that’s still super awesome, which Adrienne has on her site for a free download.

On Finishing A Book [And Other Things]

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It feels a bit odd finishing your second novel. It’s almost as if when I finished the first one, for some reason I thought I was done. And even now that THE SPECTER KEY is complete, there are still four left to write. You’ll be seeing lots of Bran and I for the next few years 🙂

This video was shot with my new Canon EOS Rebel T1i. I made it all myself. The new camera is just that good 😀


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My publishers just announced the chosen cover sketch for BRAN HAMBRIC: THE SPECTER KEY! You can see the pencil sketch above.

Thanks to everyone who voted at! As you probably remember, my publishers were giving away loads of Bran Hambric stuff, like signed books, Bran Hambric necklaces, posters, etc. To see if you won, head on over to this page and check the list of winners!

The awesome and talented artist Brandon Dorman will be using this sketch to complete the final BRAN HAMBRIC: THE SPECTER KEY cover, which we’ll be showing off in its full color gloriousness soon!


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The much-anticipated sequel to Kaleb Nation’s BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE has been announced, to be titled BRAN HAMBRIC: THE SPECTER KEY.

In BRAN HAMBRIC: THE SPECTER KEY, while sorting through the same vault where he was found as a child, young mage-in-secret Bran Hambric discovers an old deposit box left in his deceased mother’s name. Unable to open its enchanted lock, Bran is suddenly haunted by strange messages from invisible spirits who call themselves the Specters. Bran discovers that the Specters have been enslaved by magic, and that there are those who will stop at nothing to take control of their dark powers.

BRAN HAMBRIC: THE SPECTER KEY, the second novel by 21-year-old author and social media personality Kaleb Nation, is set for a Fall 2010 release from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. For more info, visit For more on the author, visit

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I can’t even begin to express how excited I am about this book. While I didn’t complete The Farfield Curse until 2008, I was so eager to get started on the sequel that by July 2007, still with no book deal yet, I was simultaneously finishing it and writing on The Specter Key! While each book in the Bran Hambric series is a story of its own, when you finally get to read The Specter Key, you will realize instantly that the series itself is all part of a very large saga of its own.

I’ve been working on this sequel for nearly three years now, so there are plenty of surprises to be revealed in the next book. I’ve already revealed three clues to the sequel in interviews and at book signings: Firstly, that the title is Bran Hambric: TSK; Secondly, that it will reveal Bran’s real father; and Thirdly, that it will explain what Emry’s magic used in the prologue of The Farfield Curse to send Bran to the bank vault. I think you have a good idea about at least two of those now.

If you follow me on Twitter, I often give little clues as to what I’m writing, as I finish these final few chapters of writing BH: TSK. Can’t wait for you to read it!


Coming up with the title of the second Bran Hambric book, July 2007

Bran Hambric: The Sofa King LEAKED!!!

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I can’t believe the Bran Hambric 2 title was leaked a mere 9 hours before we were going to release it. And in a subway station, no less.

(OKAY the real title of BRAN HAMBRIC: TSK will be announced this evening 😀 . I’m doing a BlogTV show tonight as well, so watch my Twitter for what time. Can’t wait for the big reveal!)

Scholastic Book Clubs To Release Paperback of BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE

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Scholastic Book Clubs just announced their upcoming, exclusive paperback edition of BRAN HAMBRIC: THE FARFIELD CURSE. The Scholastic Book Clubs edition of the first book in the BRAN HAMBRIC series will contain a special message from author Kaleb Nation, and will be released in January 2010. For more information, visit or

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BranHambric-TFC-SmallI’m guessing that most of the things in the new edition of the book will be the same, besides the switch from hard to soft cover. I’m very excited that Scholastic will be releasing the book to schools this way, because from the very beginning, when I was 14, for some reason Scholastic was the publisher that my mind equated with ‘good childrens books’. In fact, I remember calling their editors on the phone directly when I was about 12, trying to pitch old fantasy stories (something that at the time, I did not know was vastly against normal publishing rules!). So I can’t wait to see what they do with the book after all these years!

January also falls around the same time that we’ll release the title of Bran Hambric 2! That’s a few good things happening right at the beginning of the new year 😀

The Bran Hambric Sequel Shall Be Revealed

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I’m so excited about the sequel to Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse! My publishers have already started getting things set for it. This morning, they cleared the way for me to line things up to reveal the title! We’ll be announcing it on January 10, 2010 (1/10/10).

More info is at You should also follow the official Bran Hambric Twitter for updates.

Official Bran Hambric Twitter!

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Hey there BranFans! We just launched the Official Bran Hambric Twitter page at! You should check it out and follow it for all the latest updates on Bran Hambric and the upcoming sequel I’ve been working on!

If you aren’t already, you should also follow me at because I’m tweeting all the time as I finish up Bran Hambric 2!

Go Away I’m WRITING!!! [Vlog 11/9/09]

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Yep, I’m finally at Part 2 of Bran Hambric: TSK! I’m getting more excited as I get closer to finishing it.