I’m proud to announce the release of my third and final Yden novel, Secrets of Yden!
Blurb: As Jon Hansen begins his senior year in high school, he and his friends are focused on the future. Unfortunately, a past skirmish on Yden is still having repercussions. Bailey of the Shark Clan is out for revenge, and he may have secret support in the Executive Council. Worse, time is stopping on Earth for increasingly long intervals, and only Jon’s ankh sets him apart. An unstable portal is the cause, but his search for answers uncovers an ancient prophecy that seemingly spells his doom. Can Jon repair the hole in the universe before time stops forever, or will he have to sacrifice himself to save the world?
As Ty and his five friends zeroed in on a drama student with purple hair, Jon strode over to intervene. “Cut it out, Ty.”
“Bug off,” Ty replied. “Who elected you sheriff?”
“There are other ways to have fun. Give it a rest.”
Ty focused on Jon’s silver ankh. “Nice jewelry,” he sneered.
Several football players, led by Fred, approached.
“Everything okay, Jon?” Fred called out.
Ty held up his hands in defeat and backed away. “It’s cool.”
The confrontation over, Jon waved Fred off. With a grin, Fred scooped up a football and threw a long spiral pass. “Heads up, Hansen!”
The football arced toward Jon’s outstretched hands.
Then time stopped.
For a moment, Jon thought maybe he was having trouble with his depth perception, but it was more than that. Everything and everyone around him was frozen in place, as if he were a patron in a wax museum. The football hung in space. The ocean waves had stopped, mid-crest. A seagull was poised overhead, midflight. A sandfly hung in the air right in front of Jon’s face. The absence of noise pressed in on his eardrums and jangled his nerves. It became so unbearable, he nearly screamed.
“Whoa,” he said, staggering backward. His eyes grew wide with panic as he searched the faces around him. Jon climbed on top of a flat rock and scanned the horizon for movement. He shivered with the realization there was none to be seen…
And then, as abruptly as time had stopped, it began again.
For his sixteenth birthday, all Jon wanted were the keys to the family car. Instead, he got a lousy magic ring.
The children of Yden are coming home, and it’s time to choose sides.