Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen by R.T. Lowe
Reeling from a terrible accident that claimed the lives of his parents, Felix arrives at Portland College hoping only to survive the experience. In time, however, his reality star roommate shows him there is more to higher education than just classes, shared bathrooms and bad dorm food, and Felix gradually dares to believe he can put his past behind him. But a fateful storm looms on the horizon: In the nearby woods, two hikers become the latest victims in a series of gruesome murders; a disfigured giant embarks on a vicious cross-country rampage, killing teenagers who fail his 'test'; and an ancient society of assassins tasked with eradicating the wielders of a mysterious source of power awakens after a long silence. Only one man--the school's groundskeeper--knows that the seemingly unrelated events are connected, and that an eighteen-year-old boy stands in the center of the storm.
Cassandra's Review- The only downside to this book is its very large 494 pages and can not be read in one sitting. Even though I speed read, I needed to take a break. It is just filled with everything fantasy has to offer. Yet with the help of a very creative imagination and a quiet room, this book is really good. The author has such a way of molding scenes and bringing this book to life, that older kids and adults will really enjoy it, however I would not be comfortable with my younger kids taking part.
R.T. Lowe grew up in a small town in central Oregon where he frittered away his days on a cattle farm reading, writing and daydreaming about escaping to the big city. R.T. holds bachelors degrees in History and Psychology from Willamette University and a Law degree from Columbia University. He now lives in Newtown, Connecticut with his wife and three kids.
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I received a complimentary copy.