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Ahead of the July 12th release of Chris Colfer’s new novel The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, EW can exclusively announce the author’s own odyssey: a 10-city national tour to promote the book.

An Author’s Odyssey is the fifth installment of Colfer’s bestselling fantasy series The Land of Stories. In April, when EW unveiled the cover to the new book, Colfer said, “Alex and Conner have traveled into the realms of fairy-tales and classic literature, but An Author’s Odyssey is their first adventure in a world created from their own imagination.”

He continued: “The series has inspired so many kids around the world to read and I hope this fifth book will encourage readers to write their own stories, too.”

Before The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey, available for pre-order here, hits shelves July 12, see a full list of tour dates and an exclusive excerpt below.