A kind author who contacted me for a review. Again, not a genre I review but I figure I'd put a blurb up about it (you know, the pay it forward thing). Here is the description from amazon.com:
Thirteen-year-old Elijah Hawk has never heard of the Magi. He knows nothing about their three thousand-year-old secret. He has never been to Savenridge, the Magi city hidden deep inside the northern woods. Most of all, Elijah is unaware of the dangers hunting him.
After one terrifying night, however, all of that changes!
On a quest to solve the horrific murder of his parents, Elijah stumbles upon the land of the Magi. Learning their ancient secrets and training with their power is the least of his problems. In order to find out why his parents were killed, Elijah learns that he must confront the dangers that are hunting him, even though it means almost certain death. What's more terrifying is discovering that his journey to this new world may not have been an accident after all.
Also, the author has the prologue and the first five chapters up on his blog if you'd like to read a sample:
I believe the book is available in all electronic formats as well as hard copies. Check it out if this sounds like your kind of reading!