Monday, May 26, 2014

Matt Monroe and the Secret Society

Date Published: January, 2013
Publisher: All Points Press LLC
Acquired? Gifted to by Author

Matt Monroe, a fourteen-year-old boy, puts his fears aside as he travels to a same-time dimension to fulfill a prophecy. The saga begins when Matt finds a set of mysterious wooden tablets and an onyx ring. Soon he and his older brother, along with five friends, find themselves transported to the world of Paragon, where they face numerous obstacles. This is an account of deception and betrayal, mixed with courage and the bonds of friendship. Prepare yourself for an exciting adventure with an extraordinary ending.

My Thoughts:

This book is definitely an epic tale of adventure, friendship, and good vs evil. Matt finds his great grandfather Jacks ring and wooden tablets in the bottom of an old chest. Him and his older brother Josh learn form their father that their family is part of a secret society, The Secret Society of Odontology. It is foretold that 7 will go into battle against a great evil but only the chosen one will be the one to save humanity. The boys with the help of some of their friends go on a quest into Paragon to save the world they know and love.

Amazing story! I was tearing through the pages as fast as I could to see what fate beheld Matt and his companions. world of Paragon that Edward Torpa has created is magical and quite unique. There is this mix of dentistry and old Irish lore and how he weaves the two really makes the story unique. All the character are incredible and the way that they leap off the page makes them feel so real. The story has great twists and turns but leaves you feeling glad and ready to see what is next.

The overall feeling of the book is of simpler times where kids roamed the town, your friends were life family, no cares in the world, and had to be home by dark. That feeling stays with you through out the book and is what I think makes this a great story. Premise is of family, adventure, love and bravery. I am greatly looking forward to what Matt and the others get into next!