"This is young adult literature as popcorn blockbuster. And Frost's consummate skill with suspense means reluctant readers should have no trouble breezing through its 547 pages."
From the Publisher
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 is being 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.Co-creator of the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, Mark Frost brings his unique vision to this sophisticated adventure, which combines mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.
Conspiracies, good and evil, and supernatural powers are just a few of the threads in the first book of the Paladin Prophecy series. Throughout his life, 15-year-old Will West has been taught by his parents to underachieve, never revealing his intelligence or running skills. Will follows his father's 99 rules of life faithfully--until he doesn't. Unintentionally getting a perfect score on a national exam, Will draws the attention of both a fancy private school and black sedan driving stalkers. Then his parents begin acting oddly and then disappear. Hoping to find answers to his troubling predicament, Will sets off on a crazy cross-country journey to the Center for Integrated Learning. But once he makes it, what will he find there? Mark Frost is best known for his roll as the co-creator of TWIN PEAKS.