A Hero at the End of the World
16 year-old Ewan Mao understands something for yes: in response to prophecy, it truly is his future to kill the evil tyrant whose darkish reign has terrorized Britain for so long as he can bear in mind. even supposing he is only a basic boy, deep down Ewan is convinced that he has precisely what it takes to be a hero. but if Ewan's titanic second comes and his ally, the shrewdpermanent and proficient Oliver Abrams, defeats the villain for him, Ewan's brilliant destiny crumbles earlier than his eyes.
5 years later, whereas Ewan resides at domestic and dealing a minimal salary task, Oliver has a role as an strange within the government's severe Magical Crimes business enterprise, the lifestyles he and Ewan continually dreamed of. A regimen research leads him and his companion, Sophie Stuart, to discover a perilous and robust cult... one who turns out to have drawn his former ally right into a plot to finish the world.
A deftly plotted, hysterically humorous trip via magical London and past, A Hero on the finish of the area expertly walks the wonderful line among satire and sincerity. Its delicate depiction of a damaged friendship and wry takedown of unfairly nice expectancies will entice all readers of contemporary fantasy.
Praise for A Hero on the finish of the World
"Absurdly humorous and insightful, the rigors and tribulations of Ewan Mao - a man whose future simply hasn't labored out so good for him - will continue you absolutely engaged till the final page." - Amber Benson, actress and writer of The Witches of Echo Park
"If you love your paranormal to be metareferential, and take your magical city epics with a dollop of amiable self-satire - let alone mammoth chickens, disco balls of doom, and a Ravager named "Ralph" - then the daffy, earnest and fascinating A Hero on the finish of the realm is the publication for you!" - Javier Grillo-Marxuach, writer/producer of Lost, author of The Middleman
"With a mixture of sharp, witty discussion and an in depth, engrossing delusion international, Hero on the finish of the realm reads like a Harry Potter novel written by means of Douglas Adams. a perfectly ingenious, hilarious debut novel for geeks of all ages." - Eric Smith, writer of Inked and The Geek's consultant to Dating
Oliver?s face while he discovered that Ewan have been the single in the back of the defeat of Ralph the Ravager. it'd be so pleasant to have one up at the courageous, proficient Oliver Abrams. Ewan licked his lips. ?I?? ?Splendid,? Louise stated, clapping her arms. ?I haven?t agreed to something yet,? Ewan acknowledged. ?If I do that, i've got a few stipulations. One, i am getting to decide on my name. i need to be the wrecker of Ralph the Ravager.? Louise winced. ?Are you convinced approximately that name?? ?Who?s the hero here?? he.
spoke back with out taking a look up. Westminster was once choked with dear sandwich outlets, overpriced pubs, and chain caf?s equipped in particular for travelers and execs on their lunch breaks. Oliver ducked throughout the misting rain and brick structures and nipped into the closest store for 2 baguettes; Sophie claimed she didn?t consume meat, yet she by no means acknowledged no to a tuna and sweetcorn sandwich. while he again to the place of work fifteen mins later, now damp and chilly, she nonetheless had her nostril within the e-book.
With. in the back of that was once a file of what Oliver have been wearing whilst he?d been attacked; at the record used to be his pockets and his Oyster card, for traveling on London delivery, in addition to his totem, which had a quotation beside it to claim that he have been allowed to maintain it round his neck. however the last thing, a handheld tape recorder that have been broken within the assault, questioned him. there has been no tape indexed within the stock, purely the participant. Oliver grew to become the web page. in line with the sentry file, he.
Fancy retailers, stylish top highway, and posh apartments, as if every person there may perhaps inform that regardless of his being a hero he used to be nonetheless only a operating classification North East London boy. within the remainder of London, he regularly felt like a celeb, yet there has been whatever approximately Islington that unsettled him. Oliver may have long gone to locations he was once infinitely more well-off with, reminiscent of the Walthamstow Marshes or the mall in Stratford. as a substitute, he started out small, wandering up and down Regent?s Canal, first to St.
comparability to the terrible, unhappy feeling that went via Ewan, which he instantly shoved apart. It wasn?t any of his enterprise whom Archie dated. Or married in exchange universes. ?Oh, don?t worry,? Sophie acknowledged to Oliver, rolling her eyes. ?I?ve simply identified Archie for an afternoon and that i already recognize this courting is a sham.? ?How dare you,? acknowledged Archie indignantly. ?Some universe you?ve introduced us to,? Ewan muttered bitterly. Scowling, Oliver snatched the Baahl out of Archie?s palms. ?Please,.