Within seven months of successfully launching All Elite Wrestling, EVP Cody Rhodes today added a new title to his impressive repertoire – Children’s Author. Cody Heart of the Mountain, the second book in “The Elite Team” series, will be available on Monday, July 15, on Amazon UK and anywhere books are sold.

Cody Heart of the Mountain teaches children that everyone has unique abilities, even their perceived enemies. By working together, readers learn they can overcome obstacles to unite the world. The engaging tale takes young readers on a sci-fi journey where nothing is as it seems. While camping in the wilderness, Cody and the Elite Team (Matt & Nick Jackson, Brandi Rhodes, Hangman Adam Page, Kenny Omega), fall under Claw Mountain’s powerful spell. The friends take on bear and wolf qualities as two rival groups form. Divided by mistrust and jealousy, Cody must find a way to lead the team back together. Will the friends be able to work together and embrace their differences in order to break the spell?

“When I was eight years old, I went camping with my family, and my Dad told me that if I woke up early enough he would take me to see the bears who lived on the adjacent mountain,” said Cody Rhodes. “According to him, I never woke up early enough (wink wink). But, I never really needed to see the bears because he would tell me a version of the story in this book as a bedtime story many times. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend, right? Bringing this story to life was a labor of love. It was truly special watching Dylan Coburn masterfully bring the words to life as well as working with Trism Books to provide a positive message to children and adults alike. I hope you enjoy.”

The hero’s journey weaves an adventurous tale of inclusion and diversity, themes that have quickly become a calling card for All Elite Wrestling. “Wrestling children’s books have not always been mainstreamed or sold well. Trism Books is helping to change the way children can enter into wrestling fandom,” said Trism Books editor Sam Weisz.  “Using empowering and uplifting messages that highlight the raw storytelling inherent in pro wrestling they are attempting to market and make wrestling accessible to even the youngest of fan.”

Published by Trism Books, Cody Heart of the Mountain will retail for $16.95. The book comes eight months after Young Bucks Stand Tall, which follows brothers Nick and Matt Jackson through an inspiring story that encourages young readers to follow their dreams. The book told the story of the Young Bucks, Matt and Nick, that were inseparable. They went to school together, shared the same room, and even finished each other’s sentences. The Young Bucks thought they could take on anything, inside the wrestling ring and out, with their Elite Team friends by their sides. But when Matt and Nick are singled out, who will have the courage to stand up and speak out?

All pics courtesy of Trism Books, Cody Rhodes and AEW

By Steph Franchomme

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