Zeke Proper and the Sacrifice at Alder Cove

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2010 - 216 pages
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Something is amiss in Alder Cove. Some say that it has all happened before and that it was bound to happen again.
But these are only rumors.
Some say that wandering by yourself at night, especially in the surrounding hills that border the town, is suicide: there are things out there that will eat you.
But, again, these are only rumors.
They say the river is haunted and that swimming there, in that deep, dark, cold water is treacherous. The current is strong, true, but worse, something lives there, and she, yes, she, will grab you and pull you under, swallowing you in one, painful gulp.
And so it is here, near this river, near these hills, among these rumors, that Zeke and his family has just moved; it is here that Zeke will discover that this seemingly quiet seaside settlement holds a deadly secret.
In his desire to discover the truth of the rumors that the small town holds Zeke discovers that an ancient curse has returned to Alder Cove expecting payment for the prosperity it has enjoyed over the last 30 years. Arriving in his new home, Zeke finds that the deteriorating town has left hidden clues that he must locate in order to protect the town, the people, and most importantly, Zeke's own family from further destruction and death.
Zeke and his two friends, along with Zeke's own father who shares in some of the secrets the town holds, brave a night of terror and possible death as they fight to rid the town of its curse. With the help of prophetic dreams, ancient manuscripts and Runes, the battle with the mythical Korrigan becomes an unforgettable climactic moment of good versus evil.
Brad Cameron is a High School English teacher who has been inspired to write Young Adult fiction through his countless hours of teaching and reading to young adults. With his wife Laurie, also an educator, Brad makes his home in the Pacific Northwest. Zeke Proper and the Sacrifice at Alder Cove is his first novel. The Sequel, Zeke Proper and the Serpent's Ship, is underway and soon to be completed.
Brad has included the art work of his son Corey in both the cover design and the interior illustrations.
 

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I purchased this book with high expectations even though I did not know much about the book or the author. Unfortunately, I came away disappointed. First off, I will say that the idea and story behind this book had potential. However, the delivery and presentation is lacking to say the least. Moreover, the imagery and readability that normally keeps readers interested and excited is, frankly, not present. In my opinion, you should save your hard earned money and pass on this book.  

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