The Sparks

  • by Kyle Prue
  • Narrated by Jon Eric Preston
  • 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One teen assassin-in-training must unite three warring supernatural dynasties before death comes to them all…
Find out why USA Today calls The Sparks “a crackling read” that “builds a vivid world (both) otherworldly and relatable."
Neil Vapros just wants to make his father proud. The sixteen-year-old aspires to serve his family as an assassin, but he nearly dies in the process. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Neil’s family, as well as two rival dynasties, have abandoned an ancient promise to protect their city. An unknown evil has begun hunting all three houses from the shadows…
As Neil’s relatives fall one-by-one, he attempts to unite the three supernatural families against a common enemy. But earning trust after years of assassination attempts could prove impossible. Neil’s fight may involve more than a bloodthirsty empire, as betrayal rears its ugly head…
The Sparks is the first book in the award-winning Epic Feud trilogy of young adult fantasy novels. If you like captivating characters, inventive world building, and supernatural battles, then you’ll love Kyle Prue’s action-packed coming-of-age tale. Buy The Sparks today to ignite your thirst for adventure!
“A crackling read. The Sparks builds a vivid world that is at once otherworldly and relatable. Characters spring from the page in a deft twist on mythology that belies Kyle Prue’s young age. He’s a voice to be heard.” (Scott Bowles, USA Today)
Winner of numerous national awards including: Best Book in Florida and Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015 from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. The Sparks was runner up for Best Young Adult Fiction at the Florida Book Festival and won Honorable Mentions at the New England Book Festival, Midwest Book Festival, Southern California Book Festival, and the International London Book Festival. Prue also won an International Moonbeam Award and Indie Fab award for Best Young Author.


What the Critics Say

"A crackling read. The Sparks builds a vivid world that is at once otherworldly and relatable. Characters spring from the page in a deft twist on mythology that belies Kyle Prue's young age. He's a voice to be heard." (Scott Bowles, USA Today)


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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic Story!

If you could sum up The Sparks in three words, what would they be?

Intelligent Introductory Adventure

Who was your favorite character and why?


What does Jon Eric Preston bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His narration brings the story to life.

Any additional comments?

This book kept me interested from the first page. This book was so well laid out that even with the complex storyline the action kept moving. Fabulous vocabulary. Can't wait for Flames.

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- Abbie

I enjoyed it.

What made the experience of listening to The Sparks the most enjoyable?

The narrator, he did a great job.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked them all for different reasons.

What about Jon Eric Preston’s performance did you like?

He did some great voices!

Any additional comments?

Wasn't sure what to expect with this one when the author asked me to review it but it did sound interesting and I ended up enjoying it. :)

In this fantasy world there are three factions The Vapros, the Taurlum, and the Celerius. Each one has a special type of power and care called Lightborns and they are suppose to take care of the people but over the years they seemed to care less about everyone and care more about fighting each other. They were always at war with each other then one day the emperor of Altryon, whom is not a nice person, decides it's time to get rid of the three factions and goes after each family. They lose a lot of members and it's the younger family members that realize to fight the emperor and his army they are going to have to do something that hasn't been done in a long time, work together.

I thought it has an interesting concept and the story flowed really well. The author wasn't afraid to kill off people so at times it was kind of sad but made it more realistic.

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- Stormi @ BMReviewsohmy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-24-2017
  • Publisher: Cartwright Publishing