Shadow of the Oak (A Sal Van Sleen Novella)

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In this YA urban fantasy novella with a touch of humor and horror, Sal Van Sleen confronts a demonic force that threatens the life of his girlfriend's little sister. More

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Words: 18,830
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781301904051
About Eric Kent Edstrom

My love of reading began in 5th grade, when I was required to check a book out from the school library. I chose The White Panther, by Theodore Waldeck. The story, about an orphaned albino panther, pulled me into a wonderful new world. From that point on I was hooked, and reading has been one of the great pleasures of my life.

The sense of wonder I felt from reading The White Panther still intrigues me today. When I decided to write my own novel, my goal was to capture that same feeling of immersion and adventure.

I live in Wisconsin with my wife, daughter and my wife's cat. I've been known to write songs, root for the Packers, and eat copious quantities of peanut butter.

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Review by: Angie Lenkevich on Nov. 06, 2012 :
What can I say this book is a great mystery to be read at any age. The story, characters, and background were cleverly woven together. I just love how the main character Sal tries to pull one over on everybody whether he succeeds or fails. Personally I rooted for his best pal Billy to get ahead of Sal's scheming ways. Here are my thoughts:

Sal Van Sleen, is your typical teenage boy, who tries to get out of doing the things he's suppose too. He has his eye on a special girl who as yet to notice his attentions. He and his pal Billy were working on creating a comic book along with Becca(Sal's crush). Billy tries to bounce ideas off Sal for their comic book characters yet is annoyed that Becca isn't there to help them as planned. When Becca finally shows up her sister Chrissy is also along with her. Chrissy is unexpectedly hurt and no one knows the cause of her illness. Yet Sal with Billy's help goes in search of a cure for Chrissy. It seems to be a race against the clock to save Chrissy's life and solve the mystery. What hurt Chrissy? Will Sal admit his feelings for Becca? Can Billy and Sal find what hurt Chrissy? Your answers await you in Shadow of the Oak.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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