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About the author:
Joel T. McGrath is the author of the young adult series Shrouded Secrets Chronicles. He resides in New Hampshire with his wife, Jessica, their two cats, Cookie and Mittens, and their two gerbils, Flurry and Dash. He is the eighth of nine children and is a nurse by profession. He graduated from Virginia Western in 2003 and always looks forward to whatever life throws his way.
The author began writing because he had stories to tell that were in contrast from the mainstream books that crowd the bookshelves. With his young adult novels, he dared to produce a series of work that would kindle the imagination, as well as entice and challenge the reader's intelligence.
Joel T. McGrath likes penning short stories that can be a little quirky, funny, or ironic. Whether short or long, he loves using his creativity to spin a tale that will allow the reader to escape from the real world, if only for a few moments.
The Shadow Harvest
Shrouded Secrets Chronicles
Joel T. McGrath
Teenagers believe they are immortal, but unlike fifteen-year-old Vincent, they are wrong. As Vincent becomes ensnared with the forbidden and elusive love of Noemi, his once perfect heart falls prey to treachery, suspicion, and lust. When strange accidents befall hundreds of teens around the world, Vincent is unknowingly recruited to fight a secret, supernatural conflict that spans back to the earliest days of human civilization.
Vincent and Noemi become dissidents as the dark truth is revealed about their fellow immortals. Although they are not gods, a shrouded few have chosen to abuse their power as they exert an invisible influence over every aspect of humankind's modern society. When the face of wickedness is unmasked and true love slips like grains of sand through Vincent's fingers, the good that he has done in the service of strangers seems pointless after he is unable to stop the murder of his closest friend.
Tormented by the sins of his past, Vincent's friends become enemies, and his enemies become his only source of redemption. As two immortal lovers, Vincent and Noemi come to the stark realization that immortality is an enchanted gift, and like all enchanted gifts, it has rules. The spell of life everlasting can be broken, and they, like anyone else, can die.
The Shadow Harvest weaves a suspenseful, intriguing story where love is more war than fairy tale. With a complex male protagonist, it is a mysterious, romantic adventure that will captivate both male and female audiences alike. As deceptive motives unfold from beginning to end, one will be questioning which characters are lying to the world or merely lying to themselves. Is truth just a matter of perspective, or is there a master of manipulation behind it all?
- Publication Date:
- Oct 23 2012
- 1477414053 / 9781477414057
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic