YA / Thriller / Paranormal

The End of the World, Brought To You By The New Kid

September 25, 2012
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Plymouth Rock is bleeding.

Day has turned to night.

Hundred-pound hailstones level buildings.

Indie author Dave Becker

In Dave Becker‘s debut novel “The Faustian Host ” the small town of Clement seems cursed, and the residents know who’s to blame: the new kid, Tony Marino.

After losing his family and his home, 14-year-old Tony is forced to move from Florida to Massachusetts to attend Kalos Academy, an unconventional school for gifted children.

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Strange things begin to happen the day he arrives, and soon stories of plagues, monsters, and mystical objects surround him.

Refusing to believe superstitions, Tony struggles to explain the occurrences logically, until he comes face to face with a satanic cult determined to bring about the end of the world.

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A single unsettling image is what set Dave Becker on the path to what would become The Faustian Host. He recently told Kindred Dreamheart

The inspirations for THE FAUSTIAN HOST came from several sources, but began with a single mental image: a stream of blood trickling out of Plymouth Rock. I have no idea where the idea came from, but I began to question everything about it. Why would that happen? What could it mean? And what else would it trigger?

As he fleshed out an apocalyptic plague in the Boston area, Dave realized he needed a venue for the kids at the heart of the story. He hit upon the idea of a private school that broadly resembles the gifted program he was in, as an eight-year-old, although Dave and his cohorts probably didn’t have to deal with the assortment of plagues that Tony and his pals face in The Faustian Host

An eclectic group of kids placed in an extraordinary school situated in the center of an inexplicable curse – it’s an ideal mix for a paranormal thriller. With each new plague, it seems things can’t possibly get worse, and then they do.

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