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Jack Templar: Monster Hunter
Finally, something snapped. My body getting all super-human on me? OK. A creepy stranger gawking at me with glowing eyes? Cool. Even my principal transforming into a bat-creature. Weirdly, I could handle that, chalking it up to a piece of bad chicken I’d eaten or something. But the whole thing of being told by a super-hottie that monsters were going to torture and kill me on my birthday because of some ancient truce was finally just too much.
I realized, with sudden clarity, that the entire day had just been a very complex, very creepy, dream.
I mean, where else, other than in a dream, does the old witch-looking messenger of bad news magically transform into a beautiful girl just about your age? Has that ever happened to you in real life? See what I mean?
“This whole day is one big hallucination,” I blurted out. “You. You’re just a figment of my imagination.” “Oh no,” Eva said, shaking her head. “You’re an idiot. That’s unfortunate.”
“Unfortunate? Really?” I said. “We’ll just see about that. I’ll prove to you this is a dream.”
I stepped up to Eva and leaned in to kiss her on the lips.
BAM! – a very non-imaginary hand slapped me across the face.
Eva stood there, cheeks flushed red. I couldn’t tell if it was from anger or embarrassment.
“I knew I should have just come tomorrow with the others.”
“Others? What others?” I asked.
“It’s all a dream anyway, so what does it matter?” Eva snapped. “I have better things to do with my time than babysit a newbie hunter who wants to bury his head in the sand and pretend none of this is happening. I’ll be back here at midnight for training. If you’re not here, I’m leaving town and you can face the monsters on your own.”
Eva turned and walked into the forest. “Do your duty, come what may, Jack Templar. You’re going to need all the luck you can get.”
“Wait,” I called out. “Come back! Maybe I was wrong.”
But before she could turn around, the first monster attacked
Author Jeff Gunhus
Jeff Gunhus grew up in Cyprus, Greece, and Saudi Arabia where there was a distinct lack of television. He quickly found books were the gateway to incredible adventures, fascinating characters and unbelievable discoveries. Now, with five children of his own (all who watch too much television, in his opinion), he has enjoyed revisiting his old books and reliving those adventures all over again.
"Gunhus brings young readers a monster-filled romp to read at their own risk. In the first few pages, Jack, the storyteller and main character, warns readers not to read about these real-world monsters that would seem to only exist in fiction. The tone is set--sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek and likable; rooting for Jack is easy...Gunhus masterfully introduces fully realized characters with whom readers can connect almost instantly. The pacing is quick but not rushed, and events seamlessly progress, complete with action, cliff-hangers and surprise reveals. "
Watch out Percy Jackson here comes Jack Templar
Move over Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, there's a new kid in town - Jack Templar, and he will take you on a wonderful adventure of good vs evil, with friends and enemies at every turn. The twists and turns keep the reader on a roller coaster of entertainment in the way of JK Rowling and Rick Riordan. ~ Penny Brein~
Fast paced adventure through and through
Written for middle school aged students, this book is action-packed from the beginning and will hold the attention of young readers. Not only that, as an adult reader, it was hard to put down, so parents will enjoy it as an easy read. ~ bluejellybean
Kids will love it!
Not only will kids love it, adults will too! I don't want to give the plot away but this is a book worth reading. This book is creatively written drawing in the reader to be a participant in the story. There is lots of action with enough blood and guts to be interesting without being gross. Girls will like it too with the strong female role models and the hint of romance. Even though this is a children's book, I couldn't put it down. I will definitely be adding this to my classroom library. I am looking forward to reading the book in this series and sharing it with my students. Awesome book! ~ pixiep
Yeah, you read it right. I’m a monster hunter. Back before I actually became one, I would have thought that sounded totally awesome. And don’t get me wrong, in a lot of ways it is. But most of the time, I’m either running for my life or hiding in the shadows, praying the monster chasing me doesn’t pick up my scent. And I’m almost always scared to death. In a few pages, I think you’ll see why.
But there are a few things I need to warn you about before I tell you my story.
First, this isn’t a cartoon. These are bloodthirsty creatures who will stop at nothing to kill. They are scary. Very scary. Second, the only way to stop them is to kill them first…and that gets gross and messy. Third, this is all real.
You think I’m kidding, don’t you? I can almost see you smirking as you read this. But this isn’t a joke. Monsters are real and the story I’m about to tell you really happened. If you’d rather walk through life believing that monsters are only found in books or on the movie screen, then you should shut this book right now and go do something else.
I give you these warnings because the story I’m about to tell you isn’t for everyone. Not everyone can handle it. The blood. The gore. The monsters.
This life was thrust onto me. I had no choice but to take up a sword and fight. But you can still walk away and pretend this dark world doesn’t exist. Or you can walk through the door that I’m about to open and find out the truth about the world around you.
But I warn you (and this is a big warning), if you read this book, if you learn about the monsters that roam among us and the hunters who fight them, if you decide to learn the truth, then you will become fair game for the monsters to chase.
Make sure you understand what I’m saying.
If you read this book, you will be part of this world and the monsters will come after you too. You will start to see things that no other humans can see. The shadows will move when you walk near them. The creatures of the night will seek you out, testing the doors and windows of your house, looking for a way in.
And, at some point, they will find you, just like they found me, and you will be forced to defend yourself.
So, think carefully before you turn the page, because once you do, there’s no turning back.
Once a monster hunter, always a monster hunter.
See you on the other side.
If you’re brave enough.
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