Harry Potter, step aside--a new hero has emerged!
Twelve-year-old Tyler Thompson has a secret: he's not a "normal" boy. After his father's tragic death, Tyler finds himself in one predicament after another, until one day he and his faithful dog Maxx fall into a cesspool of mysterious green goop.
When his grandfather bestows him with an object not from this earth, Tyler soon discovers he has strange powers. Unfortunately, so does the sinister Dr. Payne.
Together with his best friend Lukas, who also has a special ability, and Maxx, Tyler embarks on a journey to put an end to Dr. Payne's evil scheme to control the world's children. To do so, Tyler must make a life-altering choice--one that could change the world.
You think angels don't exist? Think again!
"A wild wish fulfillment juvenile romp that should be great fun for 12 year olds of any age." --Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling fantasy author
"Readers will find a kinship with Tyler as he meets his challenges head-on...an intriguing premise." --Kelly Komm, award-winning author of Sacrifice and Survival
"A brilliant first novel by Laurence St. John, a new talent to watch." --Jeff Rivera, bestselling author of Forever My Lady
"Metatron explores every boy's dream-make that every PERSON'S dream-of being special." --Paula Paul, author of the Alexandra Gladstone Series
|Publisher:||Ogopogo Books, an imprint of Imajin Books|
About the Author
In 2006, the same year his first granddaughter was born, which he described as one of the most uplifting moments of his life, Laurence became determined to write his stories on paper.
Three and a half years later he had written his first manuscript, Metatron: The Angel Has Risen, which is a bestseller. He has followed this with book two in the Metatron series, Metatron: The Mystical Blade. He is currently writing book three in the Metatron series.
Laurence currently lives in Northwood, Ohio, with his wife, Julie. His son, Joe, is married to Cari and they have three daughters, Kendall, Sadie and Harper. His daughter, Janelle, is married to Andrew and they have one son, Elijah, and a daughter, Evelyn.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mad scientists, an evil genius, surprising superpowers, oh my! Insightful, adventurous, and surreal enjoyment for all. The bane of all youth, having no say in your life; the feeling of not belonging, not smart enough, being too vulnerable, bullied at school; top that off with the ultimate horror of a bullying babysitter, especially when you are 12 years old, and you have much of the life of Tyler Thompson. Add to that the loss of his father a few years earlier and a new "incoming" step-dad in the mix and you have most of the picture. Life to a twelve-year-old is one immense hurdle, so many changes and conflicts. Many escape to their game systems or computers to play in a fantasy world, but what happens when your life becomes a living video game? Laurence St. John deals with this bewildering age deftly by doing just that, and the result is insightful yet adventurous. Suspending Tyler in the world as we know it and twisting it into a sci-fi adventure complete with mad scientists, an evil "I-want-to-rule-the-world" genius, and surprising superpowers, I found this book to be so real in its characters in the beginning and so surreal later in the book. Yet life lessons are learned, understanding comes to this family, and Tyler's self-confidence glows. I, a grandmother, thoroughly enjoyed this romp, and I am sure this book will be welcomed and enjoyed by any school-age reader. For myself, it brought back my school years and my dreams of escape; my escape was comic books, and had this been written before game-systems, I'm sure Metatron would have been a comic book hero. Metatron has promised readers more adventures to come and lessons to learn. I think youngsters of all ages will be looking forward to the next adventure. Excellent debut.