Two strangers. One night. A dead deer. A million snowflakes. And the profound darkness. They all tell their stories, through their words, sighs and silences.
Newly arrived in town, a naïve young boy loses his way on a cold December night. When a stranger offers him a ride home, will he take it or pass it away? Can a single night change the course of a lifetime?
Come, experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour into a dark abyss, where the only thing that shines is love.
The Individual Student Advancement through Cooperative Assistance Program, ISACA they call it, is designed to help the student's mental, emotional and educational states through the pairing of those students who displayed similar traits or history. When quiet, only-trying-to-get-by Alexander Avery is paired up with the violent James Johansson, and they end up being forced to dorm together, what will happen to Alexander's heteronormative, peaceful lifestyle? Why is James such a major arsehole? What do him and Alex could possibly have in common? And, someone please tell him, why is Alex waking up at night to coo James?!
"Tragic Genius" is the fourth and penultimate book in "The Trial", a series beginning with "Shadow Honor". In this book, we follow the early days of the Demon War, and focus on the stories of Neredos and Veil predominantly, but with many other familiar faces as well. What does it take to make a leader, and how do the horrors of war twist a person's mind? How do we fight for good, life, and peace in a world full of evil, death, and pain? This is the heart of what The Trial means.
Aria Graice has it all. Son of superstar parents, brother of a rising star, you tuber, fashion guru. Drew Chance is his new bodyguard, a former SAS special operative from a poor Welsh family. He despises everything Aria stands for - until he meets him, and his twin Amara. He realizes that wealth and privilege don't necessarily bring happiness. When a series of escalating threats put both boys in danger, with Amara's bodyguard nowhere in sight, Drew doesn't hesitate to jump in, but what exactly has he jumped in to? And why does an unexpected outburst from Amara leave him thinking all kinds of things that are so very, very wrong - aren't they?
A massive storm barrels toward Florida. In an emergency pop-up shelter, young Lucas meets a boy, whom he confides in about his feelings towards boys, his fears about life, and his love for Disney movies, among other things. However, as the evening goes on, sinister forces are bringing about bad things with the storm for Lucas's new friend, and sad reminders for those stuck under the same roof as the boys.
Something was wrong with Davey. Alan didn't think he was being taken seriously by the medical professionals they visited. So what was he to do? The only thing he could: persevere, and hope to find the right answer before it was too late.
Asher White was everything Clarke hated. He was half-black and half-Asian, and out and proud. But when Asher actually managed to beat Clarke in wrestling, he just snapped and punched Asher out. Clarke knew this was it. He'd worked so hard to get into New York's elite Stuyvesant High School and now it would be for naught. Grasping at straws, he tells the vice-principle the one secret not even he knows he has. With the help of a new friend, he is forced to confront years of abuse he has suffered at home. After all, bullying starts in the home, and it must end in the home.