The Order is an epic journey, one that carries Ken, Brad, and their military brothers to places never imagined within themselves, the world, the Spiritual Realm, and even beyond the Pale. Finding themselves pitted against an ancient evil, they must become Warriors of an ancient Brotherhood capable of saving mankind. Through their trials, they discover abilities, places, hidden truths about reality, and creatures that have remained hidden for eons. However, before they can grow into the saviors of humanity, they first have to face seeing inside each other, and find the Unconditional Love that will be the root of their strength.
Growing up in a small town, Tyler's life had always felt like one struggle after another. When he befriends a young father of two, he finds that he may not be the only one who feels lost and alone. With a little hope and good friends, maybe they can find their way again.
Jarren is at a crossroad. He needs to figure out who he really is. An impromptu road trip will take him to a place where he's forced to face his inner conflicts. New friends and a certain man who is battling his own inner demons will be the catalyst for Jarren to make the biggest decision of his life.
They had been pulled apart, their mother slowly falling into her mind, when he had been six. But now their mother had died just a month before and her will had asked for them to come together at least one last time to get what she has left behind for them.
They thought they would walk away with a piece of liquidated estate and money for their own lives.
They hadn't expected to find themselves coming back together as siblings.
One summer at their house in the South of France is much like all those previous summers. Except this year is different. Milo turns sixteen, and when his father employs Estevo, to fix things up, attractions and revelations mix with family problems, and a long held secret.
Milo will no longer be able to retreat and hide in the imagined worlds of literature. He will be tested and played with by his cousins and this new arrival. Exactly what is going on between these two families risks erupting into a thunderous climax and a deluge of emotions as heavy as any summer storm!
When writing the fictionalised biography Camp Echo I had to make choices about what to include and what to leave out. Rather like a director's cut I decided that some of the story omitted deserves its place, for those of you wanting to know more.
The story of Reeve Harcourt Owen Lawson, better known by his initials as Rhol, an orphan at the tender age of 17 years and in his final year at a Grammar School in Perth Western Australia.
Shortly before his death, his father had purchased and arranged the delivery of a European river ship, and with the assistance of the family lawyer and the house butler, Rhol is able to remain at school and be in the guardianship of the family butler, until he turns 18 in a few months time.
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.
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.