A Review of THE PALADIN PROPHECY by Mark Frost

The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy, #1)  THE PALADIN PROPHECY 
Mark Frost
560 pages
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: September 25th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

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 is being 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.

Co-creator of the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, Mark Frost brings his unique vision to this sophisticated adventure, which combines mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.

          A black sedan glided by as Will jogged towards the next intersection. They’re probably looking for an address they can’t find. Will thought. Then he wondered how he knew that. A faint marimba ring sounded.Will slipped his phone out of his pocket and saw his dad’s first text of the day: HOW’S YOUR TIME? Will smiled. Dad with his caps lock on again. Will was about to text back when he heard the rasp of rubber on wet pavement. The black sedan. Shrouded by exhaust, engine rumbling in idle, it was stopped in the intersection ahead of him. Will couldn’t see through the car’s tinted glass, but somehow he knew-whoever was inside was watching him. The marimba broke the silence. It was another text from Dad: RUN, WILL!

           Just the two words: RUN WILL! and the awesome cover were enough to get me hooked. I’m a huge sports fan and I love track, Mike Lupica’s books seem a little childish and when I learned about the track part of the story I was so happy. It brings a sports/action/adventure theme that is a must read. The mystery behind the main character’s family and personal background introduces a whole new level of depth that you rarely find. And for me the icing on the cake was the amazing cast of friends and other minor characters that New York Times Bestselling Author Mark Frost creates. Speaking of the Hall of Fame author, I have to admit I’ve never even heard of Mark Frost before reading this book, but now his name will be imprinted in my memory for a long time. I mean it has everything you could ever wish for in a amazing book and has practically no flaws. Yup there is not a single thing not to like in the Paladin Prophecy. They say you can’t judge a book buy it’s cover, but that’s exactly what I did and I wasn’t disappointed.

   The cover as I keep stressing was amazing, the thickness of the book provides quantity to go along with the quantity, and speaking of quality it was 5 star.

This review was written by my 14 year old brother, Calidude
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    October 16, 2012

    Well, I did judge this based on the cover. But after reading your review, I'll be sure to actually read this one!!!

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    Lena Anne

    October 30, 2012

    I haven't heard about this one, but it definitely sounds interesting. I'm going to have to check it out! Thanks for the great review. :)

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    Christina K.

    October 30, 2012

    My nephew LOVED this one so I'm so glad you guys liked it as much! It sounds really intriguing:)

    Awesome review:)