Ciaran Richards’ father was a soldier. A hero.
But now he’s dead. Or is he?
Ferdie is one of The Seven, a group of humans gifted with supernatural abilities. But he is not just one of The Seven, he is the ONE. His tragic life has formed him, sharpened him, while still in middle school in Bakersfield, California. His power has plunged him into a supernatural shadow world, where an enemy of earth-shattering power awaits...
To have any hope of surviving, he will need help, and it's a good thing he has it, in the form of dubious angels, sketchy demons, and best friend Marshall "Marsh-dog" Nolan, a pint-sized computer genius with a giant 'fro.
Join Ferdie and friends on their harrowing journey as they try to stay alive long enough to defeat a supernatural enemy intent on death and destruction. If they fail, the world will fall, and the clock is ticking...
A YA Fantasy novel that delivers inventiveness and originality, Ferdie and The Seven, book one: When the Angels are Gone is sure to keep readers glued to Buenafe’s plot. A relatively quick read, with the obligatory twists and turns to keep the reader guessing, he’s not an author to obsess about details, giving us just enough to hold our attention whilst more importantly fanning the flames of our imagination. Every fantasy series requires a strong origin story and here Buenafe has created a corker whilst the principal virtue of his plot is that his young characters act like real teenagers. Staying true to the genre and its best-loved tropes it’s well-executed with an involving, fast-paced narrative, interwoven with plenty of action to add not just plenty atmosphere to his story but a subtly pervading sense of darkness. In the wrong hands, it’s a story that could have come over as trite and superficial but Buenafe instinctively knows what his readers want as he builds the foundations for a notably original series.
Bound to be met with enthusiasm by its readers, Ferdie and The Seven, book one: When the Angels are Gone proves a strong debut for Buenafe and is certainly recommended.
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