This just in: Lead anchor and host of EWTN's The World Over Raymond Arroyo announced earlier this year that Random House Kids will publish his first book for young readers, Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls. Now the book, due out in March 2016, has a cover.

Here's Arroyo teasing the book last February for his viewers on The World Over:

Promising to appeal to fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis’s Seven Wonders series,  here official description of this epic adventure:

Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift—he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will “borrows” the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil.

As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.

So, without further's the cover!

Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls promises to be quite a read. I can think of at least a half-dozen kids in my life who will curl up with this and emerge only when they've finished it...and, for that matter, I can think of a few adults too. One of the top requests I get as a reviewer is for recommendations for books for younger readers, from middle grade through young adult. With a few kids in that age range in my life, I have skin in the game. But beyond that, I'm just plain intrigued. I'm a fan of some adventure books published by the big houses.

As a Catholic writer and author, I'm also applauding Arroyo: this is one of our own hitting it big, so let's line up to cheer along with him!

I'm looking forward to getting to know Will Wilder and following his adventures. I hope you'll join me!