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Book two has arrived in the continuing story of the Chronicles of the Last Liturian.
Years have passed since Kevin first read the diary of Oliver Lee in book one of the series. The used bookstore still stands where he was given the diary by an eccentric sales clerk who then vanished, and now a little girl named Alex has wandered through its doors.
Mystified by tales her grandmother told her of her best friend, Kevin, who vanished after reading about Oliver Lee, Alex enters the abandoned bookstore and finds the same journal. After taking it home, her grandmother, GG, is furious that she broke into the store.
The story takes place as race relations and riots erupt over the summer of 1964. GG tells Alex the stories she read about Oliver Lee were fake and that he didn’t really exist. But when Alex leaves, GG begins to read the journal Alex found in Antique Books and realizes it’s the same diary from her past.
She finds Kevin has added the story of how he met GG, his ability to hear the music of crimson leaves as they sprout from the white oak near the school, and his search for Oliver Lee that can save two innocent people he believes will die if he doesn’t act.
As GG and Alex get sucked into Kevin’s world, Kevin explains his newfound ability to “stream” stories while searching for answers about Oliver Lee, Antique Books, and the deaths of the couple he’s trying to save. Is Kevin transforming into the living myth of Oliver Lee?
About the Author: Kenneth Rogers, Jr. is an inner city teacher of humanities in Baltimore, Maryland, and the father of two girls.
Publisher’s website: http://sbpra.com/KennethRogersJr