– Ann Allen, The Charlotte Observer
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– The Tampa Tribune
Before he rose to power, the signs of his evil genius were present. Only a few noticed.
Seemingly ordinary parents give birth to a boy with god-like powers – and soon discover that his magic is matched only by his propensity for evil. When the boy's mysterious grandmother appears and takes him away to a distant place, the parents are filled with relief.
But the boy named Invictus does not like taking orders from anyone. Very quickly, even his grandmother – a demon in disguise – cannot control him.
Eventually, Invictus learns that he has a younger sister, purposely hidden from him – but hidden no longer. And so he returns to his birthplace, obsessed with winning her over . . . no matter what.
Jim Melvin is the author of the six-book epic fantasy The Death Wizard Chronicles. He was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years. As a reporter, he specialized in science, nature, health, and fitness, and he wrote about everything from childhood drowning to erupting volcanoes. Jim is a student of Eastern philosophy and mindfulness meditation, both of which he weaves extensively into his work. Jim lives in Upstate South Carolina in the foothills of the mountains. He's married and has five daughters.
Visit him at: Jim-Melvin.com and Facebook.com/TheDeathWizardChronicles