Discover #1 bestselling novel, Evan Burl and the Falling
A monster lives in all of us.
My father abandoned me when I was an infant.
My friends have turned against me.
My uncle beats me.
The most powerful men in the world want me dead.
They all have one thing in common.
They think I'm turning into a monster.
I'm starting to worry they're right.
Over a thousand years, one man unlocks sapience—the ability to transform the imagined into reality. But not everyone believes sapience is a gift because this power blurs the lines between dreaming and waking, making it impossible to divide real life from nightmare and friend from enemy.
The most powerful of these sapients rule the world, sharing little in common save their venom for each other and lurid horror for Evan Burl—a sixteen-year-old imprisoned with twelve immortal orphans in a haunted castle surrounded by the bones of a forgotten city. Evan finds a letter that orders his execution—signed by his own father—that reveals Evan's latent supernatural talents. As Evan makes use of his new abilities, he loses his grasp on the physical world and fears he might be responsible for the string of gruesome deaths that have begun to plague the orphans.
With each passing day, Evan's waking world is fading into a mist of dreams, replaced by starless nightmares that just might be real. The fates of those who remain alive rest on whether Evan can regain his ability to tell dream from reality and save his friends from the sapients who would rather the world forget that these twelve orphans ever lived.
Praise for Evan Burl and the Falling
"Amazing!" — Melissa Williard
"The best fantasy book I've ever read" — Mitsy Princell
"I want more! It just isn't right that's over. Evan Burl is every bit as good as the top YA fiction out there right now, in my opinion, better. The characters are brilliant, each story line is captivating, the content is complex and unpredictable, and I am intrigued to read more." — Bethany Canfield
“I’ll never view a clear, blue sky the same! This book took ahold of my imagination and guided me through the forgotten hallways and secret rooms I’ve always dreamed of finding. A fantastic story about the burden of knowing one’s destiny, and desperately trying to avoid it.” — Eric Nienaber
“Wickedly complex villains so entertaining and terrifying they’ll get under your skin and never let go. Evan Burl’s world will fascinate you, creep you out and leave you begging for more.” — Mary Weber
“This eerie world and amazing cast of characters grabbed my heart from the first page and never let go. I can honestly say I would do anything to get an advance copy of Evan Burl’s next chapter.” — Natalie Medina
“I’m hooked. So many threads of greatness, I can’t wait to see how the series ends.” — Annie Biondi
"This book will take you on a fantastic odyssey that immerses your senses with riveting action … you will see, hear, smell and feel Evan's dangerous journey of self-discovery, constantly in fear that something could rise up out of the ground beneath your chair and pull you into this strange world." — Hilary Hansen
“Justin Blaney creates a wonderful world of intrigue, mischief, and magic that comes alive through vivid storytelling. This is a struggle of good and evil at its finest ... it will have your mind on edge as you race to the end.” — Kari Skinner
“This one is definitely a page turner! I must say this novel is much different than anything I have ever read.” — Linda (from Goodreads.com)
“Rich, believable characters set in a captivating storyline that made me constantly anxious about what would come next. This story of hope and redemption will have you rooting for Evan to find the good within himself.” — Marisa Loper
“A fantastic read.” — Jestmesue (from Amazon.com)
“I am in love with this book” — Magen Bosarge
About Justin Blaney
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Published January 1, 2014
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction.