By Michael Griffo
Within the city of Eden in northwestern England stands the specific boarding university referred to as Archangel Academy. historic and implementing, it is a position packed with secrets and techniques. similar to its scholars. . .
For Michael Howard, being plucked from his Nebraska native land and despatched millions of miles away is as shut as he is ever come to a miracle. In Weeping Water, he felt trapped, on my own. At Archangel Academy, Michael belongs. And in Ciaran, Penry, and particularly Ciaran's enigmatic half-brother Ronan, Michael reveals friendship deeper than he is ever identified.
But Michael's merely commencing to comprehend what makes the Academy so certain. Ronan is a vampire--part of a hybrid extended family who're outcasts even between different vampires. in the Academy's confines exists a ruthless international of lethal rivalries and moving alliances, of clandestine love and forbidden temptations. and shortly Michael will confront the future that introduced him here--and a hazard extra strong than he can think. . .
Michael Griffo is an award-winning author and considered one of six playwrights whose occupation may be tracked by way of WritersInsight.com till 2010. he's a graduate of recent York college, has studied at Playwrights Horizons and Gotham Writers Workshop, and has written a number of screenplays.
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