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The Paladin Prophecy

Frost, Mark

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Paladin Prophecy
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A fifteen-year-old boy who has spent his entire life trying to avoid attention finds himself in the middle of a millenia-old struggle between titanic forces when he is simultaneously recruited by an exclusive prep school and followed by sinister agents.

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Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0375871063
9780375871061
0375980016
9780375980015
0375970452
9780375970450
0375870458
9780375870453
Characteristics: 549 p. ;,22 cm

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Jan 07, 2014
  • TheLumaGamer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

WOW. A good book from beginning to end. UNBELEIVEABLE. Just the type of book I want to read. Oh, damn it Mark Frost, your book is fantastic!

Jun 27, 2013
  • Chris2253 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book can't wait for 'Alliance' to come out.

Jun 26, 2013
  • adrianavafu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is awesome! I can't wait for the sequal "Alliance"

Jun 01, 2013
  • Pockstar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My co-worker recommended this book to me and it was awesome. :D Super engaging and action packed!

Jun 01, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Rule #3: Don't Draw Attention to Yourself
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Will and his family have always carefully lived by that rule, moving every couple of years. He tries to stay under the radar by maintaining a B average and always holding something back when he runs cross country, whatever it takes to remain unexceptional and unnoticed. He did the same with the last standardized test he took in school--or so he thought. But the same morning that he gets a strange text from his dad--RUN, WILL--and notices strange men in black suits and SUVs sniffing around his neighborhood, a woman from the National Scholastic Evaluation Agency shows up at his school saying he scored off the charts on that test. His performance was so exceptional, in fact, that she offers him a fully paid spot at a secret, exclusive boarding school for the outrageously gifted. Then his mom shows up acting nothing at all like herself and some sort of invisible creatures try to kill him until he's rescued by a strange Australian man in a badass tricked-out hot rod. He suddenly finds himself having to rely on all 98 of Dad's Rules to Live By, like #5: Trust No One and #8: Always Be Prepared to Improvise.
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Things just get more interesting from there. This is a complex, nuanced action-suspense book that never gets too complicated to understand despite its intelligence. Frost has thrown in everything including the kitchen sink--government conspiracy, odd boarding school full of interesting people, angels and demons of a sort, super powers, Da Vinci Code-like-historical conspiracy, computer geekery, sports, peer relations, and more--yet makes it all work remarkably well. There were a few moments near the start that I had the thought that this didn't just read like the perfect book for thirteen-year-old boys, but as though it had been written by one--adjective heavy, imaginative adventure about topics the author had never experienced or even researched--but that feeling quickly went away as I got swept up in the story.
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I'm definitely looking forward to the next title in the trilogy.

Feb 22, 2013
  • DoctorManatee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I've ever read...finished it in one day because I couldn't put it down.

Feb 04, 2013
  • whdn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

why didnt u just write a summary? why tell us all about it in a comment? wow....just...wow

Oct 24, 2012
  • graceling3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Action-packed, with mystery, suspense, sci-fi, even a tinge of horror, depending on your perspective- what more could you ask for? Right off the bat, Will is running away from a horde of men in black with weapons and Ride-Alongs (tiny, virus-like bugs that may sabotage a person's mind and change their personality/behavior), and the chase lands him in a high security, exculsive prep school in the East. All is not what is seems in this upper-class school: conspiracy theories? Super powers? Secret societies? You name it. Will finds out about these, and uncovers a corner of his past in this journey. Overall, a great start to a new series. Try it!

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Jun 26, 2013
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