Listen to an Excerpt of Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light Narrated by Yara Shahidi!

What is more real? A world we are born into, or one we create for ourselves?

Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light, co-created by Lee, Luke Lieberman, and Ryan Silbert, invites listeners to unleash the power of their own imagination and bring to life an epic superheroes’ origins story set within a tech-centric, highly connected world unnervingly reminiscent of our own.

Narrated by Yara Shahidi, one of today’s brightest talents and most prominent generational voices, and co-written by Edgar-nominated author Kat Rosenfield, A Trick of Light introduces listeners to a mysterious young woman, Nia, whose fate is intertwined with a seemingly ordinary Midwestern teenager, Cameron Ackerson, whose quest for YouTube stardom takes him to the heart of the Great Lakes Triangle where he is imbued with the power to “see” and “hear” a new reality.

As Nia and Cameron’s relationship grows, they conspire to create a more righteous online universe, dishing out justice big and small, but wind up crossing a shadowy outfit called OPTIC, which goes after them for its own nefarious purposes. Meanwhile, a threat of galactic proportions emerges, imperiling humanity’s very existence by harnessing our individual desire to connect as the very means to destroy us.

Can Nia, Cameron, and Juaquo (Cameron’s best friend) save us from our own collective ruin?


The audio edition of Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light is available exclusively from audible, with print and ebook editions arriving in September from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


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