Tyler Whitesides - Morgan

Tyler Whitesides

Tyler Whitesides

Tyler Whitesides

Oct 10, 2018, 7:00 pm


Tyler Whitesides

Book Title

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn



North Region


Morgan County Library
50 N 100 W
Morgan , UT 84050
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Renowned YA author Tyler Whitesides visits Morgan County Library to discuss his new work, The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn, and his beloved Janitors series at the Morgan County Library at 7:00 PM.

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is the first in an action-packed epic fantasy series featuring master con artist Ardor Benn. Ardor Benn is no ordinary thief. Rakish, ambitious, and master of wildly complex heists, he styles himself a Ruse Artist Extraordinaire.

When a priest hires him for the most daring ruse yet, Ardor knows he'll need more than quick wit and sleight of hand. Assembling a dream team of forgers, disguisers, schemers, and thieves, he sets out to steal from the most powerful king the realm has ever known. But it soon becomes clear there's more at stake than fame and glory - Ard and his team might just be the last hope for human civilization.

In the five-volume Janitors series, no one takes Spencer Zumbro seriously when he tries to warn his classmates about the mysterious things prowling the halls and classrooms of Welcher Elementary School. But when he sees Marv, the janitor, going after one of the creatures with a vacuum, he knows he's not the only one who can see them.

With the help of his new friend, Daisy, Spencer has to find out what the janitors know. The children's search uncovers the existence of Toxites, small creatures that feed on the brain waves of students, and the evil organization known as the Bureau of Educational Maintenance (BEM). With the fabled Manualis Custodem in hand, Spencer must also figure out how to summon the founding witches if they ever hope to mop up and save education.

Tyler Whitesides was born in Washington state. The youngest of five siblings, he was raised in northern Utah where he still resides. Tyler spent much of his childhood outdoors, exploring the mountains near his house, and imagining many adventures with his neighborhood friends. He developed a love of books from a very young age, and with that came a desire to write his own stories.

This event was made possible with support from Morgan County Library and Utah Humanities.


Fiction (YA)