Title: The Hunter Awakens
Series: The Morus Chronicles, Book 1
Author: J.R. Roper
Genre: Middle Grade Action Fantasy
Published: July 6th, 2014
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Formats Available: PDF
~ Synopsis ~
When thirteen-year-old Ethan Morus is forced to stay on his grandparent’s old farm, he expects to find weathered barns, rusty tools, and a creaky house in need of fresh paint. What he doesn’t expect is to hear a legend placing his family at the center of an ancient treasure hunt. Or find burial chambers protected by poltergeists, or a secret lair guarded by an ancient beast. And least of all, Ethan doesn’t suspect that powerful sorcerers are watching his every move.
They’ve found Ethan and believe he is from a line of treasure hunters who possess a rare instinct to locate powerful artifacts. Whether he has the instinct or not, Ethan is faced with a choice—search the Morus property and find what they want or lose yet another family member.
“The Hunter Awakens was a beautifully written and creative tale which kept me glued to the pages. It swept me away on an adventure, into a unique fantasy world filled with dark and light magic. A place where many things are not as they seem. If you’re looking for adventure, suspense, and mystery, I definitely recommend you give this book a try.” – Cameo Renae – Bestselling author of the Hidden Wings Series and ARV-3
~ About the Author ~
J.R. Roper is the author of The Morus Chronicles, a fantasy series for middle grade readers. The first two books, The Hunter Awakens and The Spirit of Steel are now available along with a collection of short stories titled Mel & the Black Rider. Roper’s work has appeared in ChildGood Magazine, Families First Monthly, and in anthologies by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, Horrified Press, and Thirteen O’Clock Press.
Awards include a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Award for Children’s Action, Best Children’s Novel of 2014: Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll, and a Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
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