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Jake is a jeek—part jock, part geek—who finds out he’s an unwitting target of genocide against a secret society known as the Druids—a society he didn’t even know he belonged to.

O’Brien, one of the last druids, is his mentor. Unfortunately, he is a dud when it comes to magic, but at least he is ex-military.

As for picking his girlfriend . . . well, that’s a split decision. Alexis and Kendra are opposites in almost every way.

Now, if he can just survive the nightwalker—an obsidian-skinned creature with a thirst for blood and a banshee’s mind-destroying scream, who wears a cloak black enough to make the grim reaper jealous—then he might have a chance.

Ultimately, protecting his loved ones, and himself if possible, becomes his priority.
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I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 27, 1977. I spent the first part of my life living just outside of a small Utah town called Roosevelt. As a child, I spent the summers in the cottonwood trees lining the creek that ran through our twenty-seven acres. I had a vast imagination and I spoke whatever I thought.

I grew up in the sticks but I also grew up with a computer. So I became a gamer/computer geek and yet at the same time, I liked outdoors and horses and shooting .22 rifles and just being a country boy. A lot of my friends have thick rural accents and I think I avoided a strong colloquial accent because of how many books I read.

I finished the Lord of the Rings at the end of fifth grade and I don’t think I have been the same since.

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Rhyous
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Published on
Oct 4, 2013
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Pages
415
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ISBN
9780989810913
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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