Shrouded Secrets: Shrouded Secrets Chronicles Volume 1

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dec 2, 2010 - Fiction - 421 pages
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When a teenage brother and sister inherit secret metaphysical powers, they are unknowingly hunted by a group of clandestine immortals. While one of the siblings will reluctantly choose the path of righteousness, the other will defiantly dabble with the promise of true power and the darkness that accompanies it.

As David James begins his freshman year of high school, he learns that his older sister Danielle's popularity isn't genetic. However, their lives change dramatically with the discovery that they possess power which grants them vast unearthly abilities. The more they strive for reasonable normality, the more unstable their powers become when combined with the stresses of high school teenage life.

While jealousy, love, and anger unhinge their once typical lives, temptations to abuse their newfound gifts are manipulated by a shrouded and unyielding adversary who seeks to cast earth into a modern dark age. Soon secrets will injure the ones they love as the burden of true power begins to isolate them. Not even the ominous prospect of a crumbling world matters when each of them finds that they are helpless to control their own desires.

Shrouded Secrets is an imaginative story in which David and Danielle James encounter the realm Eruditus. It is there they are taught to employ powers of the Artifex. The Galinea, knighted protectors of Eruditus, have those among them who have gone rogue. These malcontents, known as the Shroud, have set their sights on the two siblings. A perilous adventure ensues as David and Danielle become entangled with enemies who seek to claim their very lives.

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From the first chapter I was already drawn into the book. I live in New Hampshire so it was cool reading about the Laconia area, and the Alton Bay area as I know these places very well! Most of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Joel T. McGrath is the author of the young adult series Shrouded Secrets Chronicles. He resides in New Hampshire with his wife, Jessica, their two cats, Cookie and Mittens, and their two gerbils, Flurry and Dash. He is the eighth of nine children and is a nurse by profession. He graduated from Virginia Western in 2003 and always looks forward to whatever life throws his way.

The author began writing because he had stories to tell that were in contrast from the mainstream books that crowd the bookshelves. With his young adult novels he dared to produce a series of work that would kindle the imagination, as well as entice and challenge the reader's intelligence.

Joel T. McGrath likes penning short stories that can be a little quirky, funny, or ironic. Whether short or long, he loves using his creativity to spin a tale that will allow the reader to escape from the real world, if only for a few moments.