An attack by bandits in the middle of the night leaves a young boy with no memory of who he is or where he is from. Nursed back to health by the devoted monks in a Benedictine abbey, he takes the name Alexander, or Xan for short. Aided by the kindly Brother Andrew, Xan commits himself to finding out who he really is.
Does he have a family? Are they still alive?
And who—or what—is the shadowy figure creeping around the abbey in the dead of night?
2021 Illumination Book Awards, Gold Medal: Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction
2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Gold: YA Fiction - Horror/Mystery/Suspense
2021 International Book Awards, 1st Place: Religious Fiction
2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Bronze Medal: Religious Fiction
2021 Catholic Media Association Book Awards, 3rd Place: Escapism
2021 ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 3rd Place: Young Readers