Shadow Creek by Joe Adamo
(The Doors of the Ancients Book 1)

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The Doors of the Ancients is an edge-of-your-seat, Sci-Fi paranormal adventure series, taking the reader from the mystery of the Haunted Cottage in the mist-shrouded forest town of Shadow Creek, through ancient portals that lead to the horrors and wonders of parallel worlds, and across the paths of memorable characters, vicious creatures, and ancient cities.

Book 1: Shadow Creek

Maybe there's something in the water... or maybe it's just that secrets and fear bring out the worst in people, but the residents of the small forest town of Shadow Creek are not quite normal.
Following a tragic accident that claims his mother's life, Jake Catalani, a timid 15-year-old now stuck with only his abusive stepfather, is forced to move to Shadow Creek and into a secluded house that terrifies the locals and has been dubbed by them as The Haunted Cottage. The mysterious cottage, Jake finds, was once owned by his estranged biological father, and he soon acquires messages left behind by his father that lead him to question every horrible thing he has been told about his father, and hidden in the messages are clues that begin to unearth the true mystery of the cottage. But Jake is not supposed to discover the secret of the portals until he is an adult, until he is strong enough, mature enough, and truly ready to handle the inevitable dangers and the extraordinary powers that can be gained.
Only a handful of people have ever known about the Doors of the Ancients, and discovering these portals to different and often dangerous worlds is more of a curse than a blessing. But is Jake desperate enough to overcome his fear and be free from the tyranny of his stepfather and the madness of Shadow Creek? Is he desperate enough to believe in the messages left behind by his father, a man who the locals believe to be a demon? Could a timid boy, with only the reluctant help a few chosen classmates and a cowardly dog, be reckless enough to unravel the secrets of Shadow Creek?
 

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Published March 5, 2014 396 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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