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Frosted Blood Kindle Edition
In the near future where ancient enemies sit on the brink of war, seventeen-year-old Michael Saxon carries a powerful secret inside his DNA that both sides will do anything to acquire.
When he was just seven years old, Michael's parents, scientists at a private military contractor called Enbright, vanished without a trace and left Michael a small crystal. Haunted by nightmares, Michael is desperate to discover the truth about his parents and is convinced the crystal holds the key.
Following high school, Michael accepts an internship at Enbright, despite his reservations, and puts his spelunking skills to work, helping locate powerful artifacts. Before long, Michael and his young independent and mysterious coworker, Emma, discover two rival ancient societies will stop at nothing to acquire the artifacts for themselves.
As romance blossoms between Michael and Emma, they soon find themselves embroiled in a rousing global adventure full of narrow escapes, traitorous villains, and shocking realities. They must navigate the lies and deceit that lurk around every corner if Michael is to discover the secret of his identity and prevent a world war. But is he ready for the responsibility that comes with knowing the truth?
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- ASIN : B00PJPOQ4C
- Publisher : Shasta Books (November 12, 2014)
- Publication date : November 12, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1037 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 333 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0692281819
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,853,127 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Michael finds himself an orphan at an early age; his parents taken inexplicably from him. Having been given a crystal from them just before they left, with the explanation that all will be revealed, he spends his school years learning about crystals and extracting them from caves. Fresh from school he is offered an internship at Enbright - the same place his parents used to work. Considering his experience and expertise it seems strange that he would have been picked for the position. As the days go by and the job entails nothing more than staring at a screen, he hopes to meet someone to make life more interesting. Enter a new co-worker named Emma and the sparks start to fly. But with Emma comes a whole new adventure involving secrets, traitors, vampires, Urashi, Atlanteans and possibly a world war. They are just kids! How on earth will they solve this?
The story hinted of great things to come and then the pace slowed down immensely. Later on it picked up quickly again, but by then the story and timeline had gone into so many different tangents that it became convoluted. It was as though the author had a whole lot of different ideas, all of equal merit that he decided would work, so lumped them together in one book. I didn't feel much depth to the main characters: Michael had his hero moments and then would be too scared to do something in case his heart was hurt, Emma seemed a bit flighty when it came to romance and they both seemed to grasp technology and the ability to use vehicles and machinery too quickly. For the part that Christopher played I don't think he was explained enough to the reader, and West and Father John went from good to bad to good to bad. The language used was a bit strange - some very "large" words that are certainly not in everyday use and quite a few grammatical and punctuation mistakes. The story was definitely aimed more at YA - a bit fluffy for adults. Overall a good idea for a story, but too much packed into it caused not enough substance.