Hello wonderful bookish friends! Today, I have an Excerpt Reveal for Titus Fogg by Aaron Piper. I hope you enjoy reading and add this book on your TBR!
Independently Published: July 25th 2018
Pages: Paperback 452 and Kindle Edition 328
AMAZON – BARNES & NOBLE – KOBO – IBOOKS
Titus Fogg hates magic, and with good reason. Born into a murderous family of cruel and powerful casters in modern Massachusetts, magic has contributed to every bad thing that has happened to him since birth. After finally managing to banish the most likely evil (but definitely dirty-minded) entity called Shade from his body to the sidelines as his shadow, Titus has the chance to have a normal, magic free, high school life. But, when Tess Roe, his classmate, neighbor and model of justice at their school realizes she can see the creatures Titus calls the Wyrd too, Titus must return to the world of the strange to help her. Soon Titus’s dark past comes to light as he must prove that he isn’t responsible for the death of one of Tess’s friends, and the theft of a magical book that could lead to the destruction of Arkham.
When I read the synopsis for this book, I honestly got really excited. Magic, adventure, good vs. evil, a possible romance and did I already say magic? Of course I didn’t hesistate on emailing Aaron back and letting him know that I would be more than happy to read his book in exchange for an honest review. This book/series sounds like it’s going to be an amazingly thrilling and addicting read. I really cannot wait until next year to dive into this.
The leafy sound receded until there was only the sound of Titus’s racing heart in her ears. Titus hadn’t taken his eyes off the scene behind her. She had to look. She had to see Dr. Armitage. She started to fight against his hold, but Titus pulled her away.
“Come on, Tess, we have to go.” He yanked her hand hard as he tried to pull her away. She struggled.
“Titus, we can’t leave, we have to help him!”
“He’s gone, Tess,” Titus said, grabbing her waist and guiding her away. She spun and tried to stop Titus, but what she saw stopped her instead.
The old man, with his caterpillar eyebrows, kind eyes, and warm smile was gone. Where he should have been was a twisted, cruel-looking mass of thorns. The bush filled the entrance to the hall, letting only thin rays of red light slip through its tangled mass. At the center was a single flower, unlike anything she had seen before.
“No!” Tess said. It couldn’t be true. She had to go back and see for herself. Maybe he was on the other side of the plant. She tried to push Titus out of the way, but his arm latched around her waist and all but hoisted her off the ground, dragging her back to the main lobby. “Let go of me, Titus. Let go!”
“Tess, we have to leave. We can’t be here when…Faex.”
Tess wasn’t sure what that meant, but she stopped struggling against Titus and straightened. He released her and stepped back, raising his arms over his head. He turned to her and spoke quietly.
“Don’t resist and everything will be fine, okay?”
Tess turned steadily.
The room filled with figures. Each was clad in black military armor. Red lights shined from the tops of their weapons. Tess was certain she had dozens of small red dots covering her body.
Ever so carefully, she raised her hands.
Aaron Piper grew up in farmlands of Ohio, reading anything he could get his hands on, in lieu of normal social interaction. When he complained one too many times about books he didn’t like, someone finally told him, “If you think you can do better, why don’t you write a book?” Many years and a minor in English from Ohio University later, he finished his first novel, Titus Fogg. Currently, he lives in southern Indiana with his wife and daughter and have worked as a photographer and journalist for more than ten years.
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