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The Paladin Prophecy (Paladin Prophecy #1)by Mark Frost
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Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.
Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.
Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school... and followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of — physical and mental feats that should be impossible — and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.
"Frost, adult author and Twin Peaks co-creator, makes his YA debut with this densely plotted thriller, first in a trilogy. After a lifetime of keeping a low profile, 15-year-old Will West is forced to live up to his true potential when strange forces take over his parents' minds and he seeks refuge at the elite Center for Integrated Learning, a prep school for the gifted. There, he's confronted by a demanding academic schedule, but encouraged to embrace his abilities as a superhumanly fast runner and a scholastic genius. He befriends his roommates, investigates his parents' odd behavior, is targeted by a malevolent secret society, and discovers the extent of his superhuman abilities. Disparate elements — super-science, evil conspiracies, genetic engineering, an extensive cosmology featuring a war between good and evil — give this adventure something of a split identity. Despite the feeling that Frost threw in everything but the kitchen sink, his story has serious entertainment value and pulls together satisfyingly by book's end, while laying the groundwork for the sequels. Ages 12 – up. Agent: Ed Victor, Ed Victor Ltd. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Mark Frost has created a wonderfully inventive and exciting tale where one exceptional teenager must discover the truth about his family... and himself. The mysteries are unexpected and the mythology is impressively original. A remarkably suspenseful ride. I can’t wait for the next installment!" Chris Columbus, director of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
About the Author
Mark Frost studied directing and playwriting at Carnegie Mellon University. He partnered with David Lynch to create and executive produce the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks. Frost cowrote the screenplays for the films Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of eight previous books, including The List of Seven, The Second Objective, The Greatest Game Ever Played, and The Match.
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