GUARDIANS INC.: THE CYPHER is two stories in one. A glimpse into a multinational company that is in reality the oldest of secret societies, one that spans close to seven thousand years of existence, weaving in and out of history, guiding and protecting humanity from creatures and forces that most of us believe are only mythology and fairy tales.
The other is the
story of Thomas Byrne, a young man thrust into secrets he shouldn’t be
aware of and dangers he shouldn’t face but, that he ultimately will, for
he is a Cypher. The only one who can steer humanity’s future.
ultimate conspiracy theory is that Magic is real. Kept in check by
technology but, every five hundred years the balance can shift and, if
it does, technology will fail and those creatures we’ve driven into myth
will come back with a vengeance.
To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future. From Goodreads.
This was better than I expected. It is a Young Adult book as the main character is only 15-16 years old. What I liked about Thomas was that he wasn't as such a recluse as is often seen but as he has just changed school he didn't have any friends either. The relationship between Thomas and his grandfather is very strong as he has lived with him since his parents disappeared. It is full of mythical and magical creatures. It is a bit similar to "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" by Michael Scott.
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2014 Ebook challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
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