Secrets: The Hero Chronicles (Volume 1)

Secrets: The Hero Chronicles (Volume 1)

by Tim Mettey
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Secrets: The Hero Chronicles (Volume 1) by Tim Mettey

--This book was written for junior high/high school age readers as well as all who are young at heart--The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret.

As Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It's up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.

Stay tuned for the release of “Elle and The Escape,” a spin-off from the popular “The Hero Chronicles” series by Tim Mettey in Fall 2016!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045041522
Publisher: Tim Mettey
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 59,470
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Tim Mettey serves as CEO at Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian and disaster relief organization. Tim uses his many experiences and expertise in responding to disasters around the world to set the background for his The Hero Chronicles series. Tim struggles with and has overcome multiple learning disabilities with reading and writing to create this series. Tim advocates for literacy and education worldwide and hopes his journey can be an inspiration to others. He says, "Our disabilities do not define who we are, they make us stronger." Tim is the father of four beautiful daughters: Olivia, Cora, Noel and Ashlyn. Visit Timmettey.com for details about upcoming events and new releases!

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Secrets: The Hero Chronicles 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite Nicholas has moved at the end of summer every year that he has lived with his aunt since his parents' death. It's just part of his life - not that he likes it - but that is the way his aunt says it has to be, and he has to keep from making friends or talking too much about himself. This time they move closer to his old hometown, the first time they have come back this way since they left, and things are beginning to change. He falls for a girl and wants to form relationships for the first time, but his aunt is still cautious. However, she allows him more leeway this time around. But strange things are happening. Tim Mettey takes the concept of a hero and adds some paranormal and a world in flux after a huge natural disaster to create a story that you want to be part of.  Secrets starts out this series with the knowledge that there is a great deal in the world that Nicholas doesn't know about, and now is apparently the time for him to find out about a number of things. Recently hero books seem to be all the rage, but this book is different. Nicholas is considered a hero by a number of people, but he doesn't think that way. He thinks he is a normal teenager, which gives this a different vibe. Nicholas is not a cocky kid, but a truly humble and confused teenager and that is part of what makes Secrets a wonderful book. Secrets is the first book in the Hero Chronicles series that Tim Mettey has created. This book will pull you in and remind you of high school if you are an adult, but be so relatable to the young adult and teen market. The paranormal slant to the book gives it a new and different vibe, but at the same time I could easily see Nicholas fitting into our local high school. I found this to be a easy to relate to novel that drew me in. I love it for the young adult and teen market, in fact I will gladly share it with my teens at home. This is definitely worth the time to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Secrets : The Hero Chronicles is amazing. It mixes sci-fi action with ancient superpowers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised to enjoy a book that I wouldn't normally have chosen. I was looking for the next one, but seem to see anything mentioned. The ending leaves you hanging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! Im a boy and i loved it. Kind made me jealous. Wish there was a second!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend for anyone who loves a good action book. Also for anyone who appreciates romance. Only dowmside is that I can't find the sequel!? If ANYONE finds bk. two or three and/or release date please tell!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written but strange
Jesse_Kimmel-Freeman More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. The story is an interesting concept, but I had a really hard time getting into the characters because what teen talks like that? The story idea was awesome, and I loved the general plot. But every time Nick opened his mouth, my brain was like "oh, that is not the voice of a teen!" which proved very distracting for the read. I think it would be an easy fix, maybe Tim just didn't get to spend enough time around teens when he wrote it, or intentionally wrote it like that- although I can't honestly see the reason behind it. If the fact that the voice doesn't match the character doesn't bug you, then you'll enjoy it. The character arc is well developed, there's a sense of mystery hanging on the edge through out. Check it out and see what you think.
cubicleblindnessKM More than 1 year ago
Football, a little romance and the supernatural There was one constant throughout this book and that was the mystery behind why Nicholas had to be kept in the background. Always hidden behind the scenes, could not invite friends over and seemed to be talented at any activity he put his mind into accomplishing. When he steps outside his aunt's comfort zone and tries out for football, it puts him in the immediate spotlight at his new school. (also one of her worst fears) When it came down to really trying to get to know Nicholas, as I reader I became more conflicted as the story went on. By the time I finished the book there was a part of me that wished the secret wasn't left so far into the end of the book, instead brought forward into revelation earlier in the book. The shy, cowering character that Nicholas is in the majority of the book is not too attractive to me as a reader. I did like who he started to become in the end, and would have liked to see more of that. As the story starts getting more detailed in to the mystery, the fact that Nicholas has a destiny that is beyond his control is appealing. There is a whole world out there that he has yet to discover and for me, some questions that have been left open,to be continued in the sequel I'm sure. My favorite character was his aunt, Cora. Most likely because I am a female myself her perspective was more relatable for me. I was happy to see that she plays a major roll in the book and was a constant and developing character just as much as Nicholas is. I do feel that this story has appeal for both boys and girls. A little sports, a little romance and most of all, the supernatural.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't get to sleep had to read them whole book . Great job
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sooo awesome I recamend it so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many twist it blew my freaking mind
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I made it through 3 chapters before I dumped this! I'm sure glad this strange book was free. It made no sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to know, the second book has already come out, and the third book is coming out october 10, 2014. You should totally read the series, it's amazing and never dissapointed me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it is fun and happy and AMAZING
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622 pages of awesome.as good as the Gone series
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nana2cj More than 1 year ago
I love it and want to know when book 2 & 3 are available? I can't seem to find them here on Barnes and Noble for my Nook. Glad I didn't just put this away for a rainy day read, it was wonderful, now I want the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I on accidently down load it but I love it
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Icecream18JA More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Keller lives with his Aunt Cora, who he calls “mom”; for the past five years they’ve been moving to different towns. Cora always says to “keep a low profile” or they’ll have to move again. Nicholas wants this year to be different so he tries out for the school football team. Upon playing there’s something off… like how fast his speed is and other weird unexplainable occurrences. No one notices and just believes he’s really good at sports; he makes the JV team. His aunt said it was fine, but still warned him to not bring attention to himself. To him, things were finally looking up, but it didn’t stop there. We meet a girl name Elle, who Nicholas falls in love with at first site. She’s cute and they become a couple. Problem: Oliver. He bullies Nicholas because Nicholas is dating Elle. Wowza! This book really keeps the reader intrigued from beginning to end! Secrets is a great name for this book, because that’s what happens through out the whole book. Something paranormal and mysterious is happening to Nicholas and he doesn’t know why; his aunt is running from something he doesn’t know about. The mystery keeps the reader flipping through the pages. There are some definite hints while reading, but it’s still very hard to figure out the ending. Some books have too many obvious clues where you end up going “Yeah. I saw that one coming”. In this book big twists happen. At the end of the book everything ties up nicely... no loose ends or questions that need answering. I recommend this book for a great paranormal, drama, romance, and mystery.