The Paladin Prophecy
Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.
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 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.
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"Mark Frost has created a wonderfully inventive and exciting tale where one exceptional teenager must discover the truth about his family . . . and himself. The mysteries are unexpected and the mythology is impressively original. A remarkably suspenseful ride. I can’t wait for the next installment!"
— Chris Columbus, director of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
"Making an assured transition, Frost delivers an addictive Jason Bourne/Pittacus Lore/Harry Potter mash-up...Nonstop action and a richly layered plot propel a breakneck pace, and if the characters fit a tried-and-true trope, the skillful dialogue and touches of humor make that easy to overlook. A cliff-hanger ending will have readers begging for the sequel."
"Super-science, evil conspiracies, genetic engineering, an extensive cosmology featuring a war between good and evil—give this adventure something of a split identity... [Frost’s] story has serious entertainment value and pulls together satisfyingly while laying the groundwork for the sequels."
— Publishers Weekly
"Frost, co-creator of the creepy television show “Twin Peaks,” heads in a more action-adventure, sci-fi direction with The Paladin Prophecy. The result is a fast, fun novel that will spark imaginations like something off the silver screen."
"The author builds page-turning intrigue, [and] manages to introduce some scientific topics and historical details without bogging the story down… After finishing the book, I found myself wishing for more, so it’s a good thing that it’s the first in a planned trilogy."
— Wired.com / GeekMom blog
"Mysterious packages, holographic invitations, a trunk full of animal faces and a boy who can run very, very fast...and no, we're not talking about a dream we had after eating too many pickles and chugging a glass of chocolate milk. This is just a taste of the intriguing weirdness in store… [in] Mark Frost's new novel, ‘The Paladin Prophecy.’"
— MTV Hollywood Crush
"Frost takes his time in this novel, introducing us to bit part characters and at the same time making those characters as bright and vivid as if they were a main cast member. A gripping novel that keeps you guessing, and by the time it’s over the entirety of the story is really just beginning. A sure to be amazing series book one of The Paladin Prophecy has promised readers many things and has fully delivered upon those promises. If you like action, suspense, intrigue, and even a bit of romance this is the book for you."
"Frost, co-creator of the Twin Peaks TV series, creates an enthralling blend of fantasy, science fiction and everyday teen drama."
— The Columbus Dispatch
"The book has a lot of action to it, plenty of mystery (and mysterious) elements (an aspect I liked, thus I shan’t be going into much more plot detail, leaving it for you all, dear readers, to discover), and the overall feeling that we’ve just scratched the surface of the world (this is the first book of a series) presented. It really was quite
— GeekSpeak Magazine
"Readers of I AM NUMBER FOUR, THE MAZE RUNNER, and LEGEND will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural."
"This is [Frost’s] debut YA novel and what a debut it is! The Paladin Prophecy is an exciting new paranormal series I think is going to appeal to all ages in the same way that The Hunger Games an Harry Potter series did. Ama I gushing yet? If not, just wait because I will be soon."
"This book totally awed me… The Paladin Prophecy is insanely “knock-your-pants-off and leave you butt naked but you won’t even care because you’re too busy reading” awesome."
"The Paladin Prophecy blends terror and comedy into one fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing must-read. Readers will stay up into the small hours of the morning to finish, and then the first thing on their minds will be, ‘When does the sequel come out?’"
— Derek Hawley, teen reviewer at The Book Stall, Chicago
"Anybody who loves adventure, thriller, or mystery must have this book! I don’t have the time to reread anymore. But I’ve already made time to read this twice. And I want to give it a third go. This is the best adventure book I have read in years. I can just see Dad’s Rules going viral. Best read the book before the obscure numbered tweets show up!"
— Alamosa Books, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"This book totally awed me. It’s like Harry Potter school fantasy meets kids-save-the-world Percy Jackson meets mind-blowing ‘OH MY GOD I WANT THAT’ technology meets the page-turning awe that is Dan Brown conspiracy, history-brought-to-life, secret society. Put it all together and you get this incredibly original story that will suck you in and won’t let you go."
— Ashley (booknook)’s Reviews on GoodReads.com
"Frost, screenwriter and cocreator of the innovative TV series Twin Peaks, joins the parade of adult authors
trying their hands at YA books with this first in a planned series. Making an assured transition, Frost
delivers an addictive Jason Bourne/Pittacus Lore/Harry Potter mash-up. Teen Will West has shaped his life
by his father’s “Rules to Live By,” especially number three: “Don’t Draw Attention to Yourself.”
Throughout many moves, Will has learned to appear mediocre until one morning, when he learns that he
has scored off the charts on a national test and is offered a full scholarship to an exclusive prep school.
After receiving a terrifying text from his father, Will flees to the school only to discover that he and his
new roommates possess hidden talents and are linked to an ancient struggle for world domination. Nonstop
action and a richly layered plot propel a breakneck pace, and if the characters fit a tried-and-true trope, the
skillful dialogue and touches of humor make that easy to overlook. A cliff-hanger ending will have readers
begging for the sequel."
— Lynn Rutan (starred review)