From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Chris d'Lacey comes a brand-new action-adventure series!
When Michael Malone discovers his supernatural ability to alter reality, he is recruited by an organization dedicated to investigating strange and paranormal phenomena. He joins in hopes of finding his father, who mysteriously vanished three years earlier. Michael's first task is to solve the mystery of a dog he rescued from a precarious clifftop -- a mystery that leads him to a strange and sickly classmate and a young girl who was killed in a devastating accident. Stakes are high as Michael learns to harness his newfound ability and uncover the deadly truth about his father's disappearance.
A bold and thrilling tale of alternate realities, paranormal mystery, and extraordinary adventure.
D'Lacey (the Last Dragon Chronicles) launches the UFiles series with a fast-paced yet convoluted offering. When teenager Michael Malone rescues a stray dog, it sets off a chain of events in which he learns he can alter reality under emotional duress, such as changing history so his sister has always played the flute. He is subsequently recruited by an enigmatic agency known as UNICORNE, which may know what happened to Michael's missing father. However, UNICORNE's leader, Amadeus Klimt, doesn't necessarily have Michael's best interests at heart, constantly forcing him to expand and explore his powers in new ways. In investigating the ties between the dog, a new classmate, and a girl who died several years earlier, Michael is swept up in a strange adventure that's part murder mystery, part reality-twisting trial by fire. The premise has plenty of potential, but the storytelling suffers from too many disparate elements and a lack of focus. Some twists are unclear, others ask a lot of readers, and the ending leaves many questions unanswered. Ages 8 12. Agency: Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency.
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Great book great ideas could have been longer
As I said in the title I loved the concept of the book and how you word his emotions and actions.... But the book was too short or at least should have a sequel, you have great ideas and you tried to put all of them in one book that was 150 pages I believe you could have at least made a 250 page book with this story but I get as a writer the will be challenges coming up with action or sorrow
I just want to tell you great job and thanks for the read!!
Like the last comment, it could have been longer. Otherwise, good book! I hope there is a sequel! ;)