Publisher's Note:  

Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school . . . and followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of--physical and mental feats that should be impossible--and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.



This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Random House


The Paladin Prophecy

by Mark Frost

Review Date:
02/14/2013

Recommended Age:
12+

Overall Rating:
*****

Profanity / Language Rating:
*******

Violence / Gore Rating:
*****

Sex / Nudity Rating:
**

Overall Review:  

At first glance, Will West seems like an average Joe: high school student, decent grades, on the track team, but he doesn't really excel at anything. This is just exactly what his parents have asked their only child, Will, to do. The mysterious parents want him to blend in, to not get noticed, but they never tell him why. They move every year and a half so he doesn't have any friends, which also makes being incognito much easier. When he's out on a run one morning Will's life turns upside down as he discovers he's not-so-average but also finds out his life is in danger and his parents can't help him. Complete with manly fist bumps, a little comedy and a possible romance The Paladin Prophecy will entertain just about anyone. Mark Frost is an exceptional, seasoned writer who really knows how to pull you in. The book ends with some mysteries solved but plenty more left to be deciphered in The Paladin Prophecy: Alliance, the second book of the series which is yet to be completed. If you like a thriller full of action and a side of paranormal, you'll love this book!


Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language: 29 religious exclamations; 58 mild obscenities; 1 religious profanity; 7 derogatory names; 4 scatalogical words; 29 anatomical terms. 

 

Violence/Gore: Many (21) brief incidents including characters joking about calling suicide prevention line; character afraid of getting shot or stabbed; verbal threat; character getting shot at; teenage character dies; discussing war in history class; parents die; chracter talking about getting into fights; character getting tasered; fist fight; character getting tied up and shocked; characters hurting another with their cleats; house catches on fire; character's special ability causes proper damage and knocks people out; fantasy characters attacking. Few (5) extended incidents including characters getting chased by someone with an ax; characters fighting; fantasy characters attacking. 

 

Sex/Nudity: Several (13) brief instances including kissing; touching hand and shoulder; holding hands; hug; nude woman, covered by long hair; innuendo.



Mature Subject Matter:  

Divorced parents, Death of a parent.



Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Character smoking pipe; character smelling of cigarette smoke.



Reviewed By Jenny
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