The lonely and grieving Evan Umbra is the newest Venator to enter Veneseron, the school for demon hunters.
A Venator is a wizard, a spy and a demon hunter rolled into one. They’re taught how to wield their sorcery and enchanted weaponry by orcs, elfpires and aliens alike.
Their missions range from battling monsters and saving countless lives in the multiple worlds, to the more peculiar, like wrangling killer unicorns and calming down drunken yetis. In their free time Venators enjoy goblin soap-operas and underwater bubble travel, but they also understand that every new mission they’re given could be their last.
Whilst learning how to manipulate the elements, summon creatures to fight for him and shoot Spellzookas, Evan encounters a dangerous rival and meets a girl who makes him feel nauseous; but in a good way. He makes the first friends he’s ever had in the carefree Jed and the reckless Brooke. Whilst Jed gets on the wrong side of a rival Venator, Brooke finds herself falling for the enigmatic demon hunter who brought her to Veneseron, not knowing he isn't quite human. But it soon becomes apparent that Evan is more than just a Venator. Everyone wants to kill or capture him, from demons to Dark-Venators and even people he’s supposed to be able to trust.
Evan reckons he probably won’t survive his first year at Veneseron.
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Harry Potter will enjoy this series.
The book was like Harry Potter and The Mortal Instruments and a little bit Percy Jacksonish combined. It's like I'm reading all my favorite books in one! I loved it so much! The action, the adventures, it was awesome! –Jean Claudia. Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★
I can't recommend this book enough! A gripping story, an engrossing world and colorful characters; what more could you ask for?
-Donte Mcneal. Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
This was a VERY entertaining book and well worth the read. Once I got a few chapters in the book just flew by. I can't wait to read the next book in the series! –Angel Erin. Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★
A detailed world, which his characters only scratch the surface of. Harry Potter Fans will like this. Overall it was very good and I can't wait to read the next one. If you are a fan of action/ adventure fantasy, this is a good one to read.-Bridgette B. Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Teen heros that use magic to fight demons! Heading to get the next book right NOW.
This book is similar to the Harry Potter series in that the main characters are young kids who are going to a magic school and the story follows their growing up in the world of magic. Evan, the primary character, is an orphan who is bullied in school and is found by Venerators and brought to Veneseron, a realm of magic users and the school of Venerator’s, the name given to realm defenders. Brooke is another primary character who is has a similar story to Evan in many ways. This story is quite different than the Harry Potter series in that it is much darker with demon battles. Evan is sought out by demons who want him due to his heritage that Evan is not aware of. The story is very well written and well rounded in its coverage of Evan, Brooke, their friends and antagonists both from the demon realms and other students. This story pulls you in and is very hard to put down once you start. I am very glad I had the second book in the series, A moonlight war act 1, to continue the story but now need the next book to see what happens. Definitely suggest this series to anyone who liked Harry Potter and SciFi stories in general.