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His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she’s a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure — thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive.
Now all those after-school activities — gymnastics, judo, survival training — she made him take, make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure — dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evil doers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he’s never much liked and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom’s last words of advice: Trust no one.
That’s a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan’s not ordinary at all.
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By Amazon Customer on 09-28-17
Thrilling from start to finish
I got this book to listen on commutes with my twelve year old. I'm so glad I did! It was phenomenal! Thrilling, exceptionally witty and enough tween attitude to keep my child on the edge of her seat. The narrator did an amazing job with the voices of each character and performed his parts in a very entertaining manner. We wound up finishing the story on our bluetooth speaker at home because we wanted to know what happened next! I can't wait to pick up the next in the series.