Blood Tithe by Glenn Soucy
Series: The Blood Tithe Saga, Book 1.
Approx. 125,860 words.
Published on December 5, 2011.
At age five, Jeremy is playing with his friend in the woods, outside of a military base in Maine. He falls through an old World War II tunnel, which is half flooded with both water and chemicals from long forgotten scientific experiments. Jeremy is rescued, but his body is forever altered. Soon he discovers that he can gather energy from living things. But his new abilities come with a price...