The Paladin Prophecy
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The Paladin Prophecy

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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, and he is recruited by an exclusive and mysterious prep school - the best school no one's ever heard of, with technology the likes of which no one's ever seen. At the same time, coincidentally - or not so - Will realizes he's being followed by men in dark hats, driving black sedans who pose a terrifying threat to his family. What follows is a series of events and revelations that places Will smack in the middle of a millennia old struggle between titanic forces...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 133 x 196 x 36mm | 404g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552565318
  • 9780552565318
  • 284,082

Review quote

"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 instalment!" Chris Columbus "New school and new mental powers meet ancient mysteries and ancient war." Kirkus "Frost, adult author and Twin Peaks co-creator, makes his YA debut with this densely plotted thriller, first in a trilogy. His story has serious entertainment value and pulls together satisfyingly by book's end, while laying the groundwork for the sequels." Publishers Weekly "Heart-pounding...breakneck pace...This young adult literature as popcorn blockbuster" New York Times "An addictive Jason Bourne/Pittacus Lore/Harry Potter mash-up. Nonstop action and a richly layered plot propel at a breakneck pace" Booklistshow more

About Mark Frost

Mark Frost studied directing and playwriting at university. He then partnered David Lynch in creating and producing the groundbreaking TV series Twin Peaks. He also wrote the screenplays to the major motion pictures Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and also wrote and produced the critically acclaimed film The Greatest Game Ever Played. Mark is also the New York Times bestselling author of eight adult titles.show more

Review Text

"An addictive Jason Bourne/Pittacus Lore/Harry Potter mash-up. Nonstop action and a richly layered plot propel at a breakneck pace"show more

Back cover copy

RULES FOR STAYING ALIVE Trust no one. There is no such thing as coincidence. Don't watch your life like it's a movie happening to someone else. It's happening to you. IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. A mysterious thriller from the screenwriter of Fantastic Four and co-creator of Twin Peaks www.totallyrandombooks.co.ukshow more

Rating details

8,429 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 37% (3,153)
4 38% (3,197)
3 18% (1,550)
2 5% (393)
1 2% (136)
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