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ISBN13: 9780375870453
ISBN10: 0375870458
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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.

Review:

"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.

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"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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Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks, December 21, 2012 (view all comments by Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks)
The Paladin Prophecy rocks the young adult scene with the latest and greatest hero - Will West. Opening with a quiet intensity, Mark Frost adds a humorous plot and deep, endearing cast of characters to a brilliant world of mystery and adventure.

Peaceful Southern California sets the stage for the beginning of Will's journey. After spending his life following his Dad's 'Rules to Live By', rules that have kept him unnoticed and under the radar, Will's anonymity is threatened. The results of a test given to students nationwide sheds light on Will's extraordinary mind. Approached by Dr. Robbins, Will is offered a scholarship to a prestigious private academy that could possibly hold the answers to the questions that suddenly arise as his life is thrown into chaos. His parents are compromised and he's chased by men in black caps, proof if he ever wondered why his parents always lived so cautiously during his childhood.

Taking a chance on The Center for Integrated Learning is either the worst, or best, choice Will makes. Here he discovers the physical and mental potential his body may have and forges friendships with kids he can finally relate to. The Center also seems to be the place that does grant Will answers to his questions while dredging up many more for consideration. Frost puts Will and his new comrades: Nick, Ajay, Elise and Brooke through the toughest obstacles, but their teen resilience and comedic interludes keep all sane, including the reader! There's a strong connection between reader and the story, even when the plot picks up in action. Frost crafted Will and his friends, in particular, with such skill that it's too hard to believe that they're only fictional characters. Their lives and personalities are so relatable that every reader can find something in them that mirrors their own life.

The first title in what is sure to be a thrilling trilogy, The Paladin Prophecy demands attention. Frost gives readers more than just an entertaining novel that mixes ingenious supernatural lore with science-fiction elements. Will West will become part of every day lives and inspire young teens, especially, to explore themselves while reaching out for something more. Frost excels in speaking directly to the younger audience through characterization and hip dialogue, but any age group will enjoy and gain appreciation for The Paladin Prophecy!

*I received an ARC via Random Buzzers' Ambuzzador program in exchange for an honest review*
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375870453
Subtitle:
Book 1
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
Frost, Mark
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;boarding school;science fiction;adventure
Series:
The Paladin Prophecy
Publication Date:
20120925
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.59 x 5.79 x 1.74 in 1.42 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 560 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375870453 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.
"Review" by , "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!"
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