Secrets: The Hero Chronicles (Volume 1) by Tim Mettey
Approx. 82,390 words.
Published on October 23, 2012.
The Midwest lies in ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills thousands and leaves thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. Nicholas tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about.