In the fourth book of The Barnstable Chronicles series, we find David Chase enjoying one of the most successful classical music careers in the age of social media. Every time he turns around, he finds more success. However, there is little or no success in his personal life.
David threw away the two most important relationships in his young life... Charlie Danner, still the love of his life... and that of his best friend, Parker Miller.
All the success in the world can't seem to fill the emptiness in David's heart.
Jack feels pretty dumb. He's frozen in place, trapped between disappointing his best friend and his unhappy home life. Worse is his crush. He'll try not to panic as he falls deeper into his artwork where things can be as he'd like.
When the brain fails, the heart is often the one that picks up the pieces. Tyson is suicidal, angry and so, so lonely. After an attempt on his own life, he faces brief hospitalisation in the Acute Inpatient Unit with other teenagers. The staff are wonderful and his treatment team goes above and beyond to provide help and support, but what he needs most is a friend. He finds Vladimir, a boy who battles schizophrenia and psychotic episodes. He's perfect.
Alex and Jeremy meet at a summer camp at the age of thirteen. After a week, the camp is over and the boys go their separate ways. Ten years later, Alex is a prodigal son who let his family down. He returns to his hometown where he meets a young bakery owner named Jeremy, who seems to have his life figured out.
Castor and Cyr are identical twins, with one important difference - Castor is a shifter who can turn into a venomous snake at night. Despite this, he is sweet and withdrawn, while Cyr is cold and often rude, even towards his own brother.
When a powerful sorcerer Macarius kidnaps Cyr, Castor embarks on a mission to rescue him with the help of his boyfriend Sawyer - a young, aspiring sorcerer.
When dragonslayer Daegon and his squire Birten are sent on a run-of-the-mill dragonslaying quest, they aren't expecting anything too extreme. But a dangerous plan is afoot, and they're in for a lot more than they bargained for. Sure, they expected dragons. But dark magic, mysterious artifacts, and secretive organizations all come into play as they race against the clock to prevent the evil plan from unfolding.
Sean is a troubled young man. Some of the things he does might be considered to be not all that well thought out. At times all his family and friends, particularly his older friend, Johnny (the narrator of these fragments of Sean's life), can do is to be there for him, and help him to pick up the pieces when things go wrong. Even when, sometimes, Sean himself doesn't even seem to want to pick up the pieces.
Excitable young Ezra doesn't know how much time he has left, but he does have a dream! An aspiring wrestler, he wants to perform on the grandest stage of them all - KADA Wrestling! A true underdog, Ezra's brand of determination and intensity challenges stereotypes and defies expectations as he fights to make it to the big leagues before the clock runs out. Meanwhile, KADA faces challenges of its own as the once unified roster divides itself and descends into civil war. Perhaps an outsider is what KADA needs! After all, a small guy can accomplish big things!
Feeling very much alone, Lloyd lowers the urn of his wife’s ashes into the water, as the sun is setting in the Indian Ocean, on a remote Cattle Station in Western Australia. What was to be a short visit to the station, changes dramatically, and Lloyd has to deal with all the challenges of being in a remote location, including a category 5 cyclone, an Earthquake and two wildfires.