XGeneration 1: You Don't Know Me (a Young Adult Superhero Series)

Brad Magnarella

XGeneration 2: The Watchers is on sale for .99 for a limited time (save $3). 

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between Washington and Moscow are close to breaking. 

But in sleepy Gainesville, Florida, fourteen-year-old Janis Graystone is mainly worried about starting high school, earning a spot on the varsity soccer team, and keeping her older sister from running her life. And then there are her paranormal experiences. Experiences where she awakens in her backyard — out of her body — with the disturbing sense that someone is watching her. 

For Scott Spruel, the start of high school means the chance to start over. And he's willing to ditch everything — computer hacking, Dungeons & Dragons marathons, even his comic book collection (well, except for his X-Men) — if it means getting closer to Janis, the secret love of his life. But what about the mysterious eavesdropper on his telephone, a presence he senses through powers he is only beginning to understand? 

As clocks tick down, Janis and Scott will need the other's help. But first they'll have to find one another and that means traversing Thirteenth Street High's caste system — a system that can be as brutal as it is unforgiving. 

XGeneration is a teen paranormal thriller series, inspired by classic superhero comics and the 1980s. 

Rated 14+ for language and some violence 

Book 1: You Don't Know Me 

Book 2: The Watchers 

Book 3: Silent Generation 

Book 4: Pressure Drop

Book 5: Cry Little Sister

Book 6: Greatest Good

Book 7: Dead Hand *finale*

Keywords: free, freebie, ya, young adult, teen, science fiction, sci-fi, superhero, super powers, supernatural, paranormal, mystery, thriller, coming of age, strong female, 1980s, eighties, gainesville, florida

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About the author

Brad Magnarella grew up in north central Florida. As a boy he discovered the worlds of Marvel Comics, text-based gaming, The Boss, and Stephen King, roughly in that order. The prize, however, was a creek that wound past his suburban neighborhood, providing him and his friends a wooded sanctuary in which to lose themselves while discovering natural Florida.

A graduate of the University of Florida and American University, Brad has long aspired to write fiction from the places that colored his childhood. His books include The Prisoner and the Sun trilogy and the first in his new young adult series, XGeneration.

Brad currently lives and writes in Washington, D.C.

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Brad Magnarella
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May 19, 2014
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Superheroes
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
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"This journey you have chosen. I cannot make it for you." Adramina's voice softened. "But do not judge suffering so harshly, Iliff. For indeed, it has proven a faithful guide. Think of all the times it has led to your release." 

A hero's journey and poignant allegory, The Prisoner and the Sun chronicles Iliff's struggle for freedom. Stone walls, lies, dreadful creatures, and Death itself beset his path. And then there are Iliff's own convictions about the unseen Sun and how one beholds it. Convictions that present perhaps the most daunting barriers to his quest's fulfillment. 

Now, all three books in one epic edition: 

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BOOK 1: ESCAPE - Young Iliff believes his prison world to be all there is. But when a stranger tells him the story of a long-ago escapee, Iliff resolves to learn the truth. Thus begins his journey to find the Sun, a magnificent power from which all things are said to originate -- including him. But first he must venture beyond the very walls he is charged with upholding and into realms deep and dark, where fearsome creatures lurk. 

BOOK 2: LIGHTS & SHADOWS - The journey is over. The quest for the Sun fallen to ruin. From the depths of a hopeless swamp, Iliff condemns himself. But when he encounters a dethroned king and his war-torn subjects, he stirs to new purpose: to protect these good people from the darkness of the world. It will be his redemption. Or will it? For the more fiercely Iliff struggles to fortify their light, the greater looms the enemy's shadow -- and his own. 

BOOK 3: FINAL PASSAGE - The Sun remains elusive, and Skye is fading. Now the challenge before Iliff is clear: complete his quest or lose Skye forever. With time short and hope waning, he knows his looming journey will demand everything of him. But clues are few and cryptic and all seem to point toward the last place he ever expected, or wanted, to venture. 

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Appropriate for ages 10 and older 

keywords: hero's journey, fantasy series, search for meaning, metaphysical, allegory, adventure, quest

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