Mysterious packages, holographic invitations, a trunk full of animal faces and a boy who can run very, very fast...and no, we're not talking about a dream we had after eating too many pickles and chugging a glass of chocolate milk. This is just a taste of the intriguing weirdness in store in this EXCLUSIVE book trailer for Mark Frost's new novel, "The Paladin Prophecy." Watch it now, fantasy fans, and then tell us: Do you have even a single, solitary clue what's going on here?
Just kidding! The answer is NO. No, you do not. But that doesn't make it any less exciting to get this early look at the book that's set to hit shelves in September, the first of a trilogy featuring a young man of extraordinary secret talents and an elite prep school where he'll hone them...or, apparently, be pwned by a heavy-footed anthropomorphic statue with an axe to grind.
The trailer features a boy—must be the "Paladin Prophecy" protagonist Will West—nervously matriculating at a remarkable institution called, simply, "The Center." (And before you say anything about that not sounding all that exciting, let's just remember that the X-Men were all students at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, mmkay?) His education at the Center reveals that Will has incredible gifts—mental and physical abilities that defy the laws of physics!—but can they be trusted? Or is this shadowy organization one of the threats that Will's parents have long tried to protect him from?
Alas, we won't have answers to these questions until the book hits shelves on September 25. But in the meantime, we'll be watching (and re-watching) the exclusive trailer for hints...at least until it gets dark, because seriously, that statue is giving yours truly the heebie-jeebies something fierce. (BONUS: The film rights for "Paladin Prophecy" have already been bought, meaning this tale will get our pulses racing on the big screen, too!)
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