Origin Scroll (Targa Trilogy #1) by Richard S. Tuttle
Series: Targa Trilogy, Book 1.
Approx. 84,310 words.
Published on January 26, 2009.
Alexander is an apprentice lumberman, a 15 year old who is forced to take the lead when his village is attacked by a pack of vicious beasts. But darker things lurk in the lands of Targa, an evil questing for an artifact that will shake the very Universe. Alex, and two more unknown youths, Oscar and Jenneva, are the only ones who can prevent the end of their universe... they just don't know it yet.