In Will Wilder #1: The Relic of Perilous Falls by Raymond Arroyo, Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong 12-year-old with an otherworldly gift---he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will "borrows" the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil. As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet, but lethal, Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one 12-year-old boy can change the world. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years old. Softcover edition.
Fans of Rick Riordans Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangiss Seven Wonders series will embrace this epic adventure in a rollicking new series by a New York Times bestselling author.
Will Wilder didnt mean to unlock his otherworldly gift. But that is exactly what happens when Will "borrows" a sacred relic believed to protect the town of Perilous Falls for nearly a century. Even though his intentions are good, the impulsive twelve-year-old unwittingly awakens an ancient evil endangering all of Perilous Falls.
As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, it is up to Will to confront a nightmarish enemy and set things right before it is too late. Along with his sweetif lethalgreat-aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of supernatural artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.
Raymond Arroyo is a New York Times bestselling author, the lead anchor and managing editor of EWTN News, and the host of The World Over Live. The story of Will Wilder grew out of Arroyos love of museums and fascination with relics. Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls is Arroyos first childrens book. The adventure continues with Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders in spring 2017. He lives in Virginia with his wife and three children. You can follow Arroyo on Facebook and on Twitter at @RaymondArroyo.
From the Hardcover edition.
"Youll love this wild and thrilling tale. It DOES NOT STOP!" Dave Barry, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights." Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"[A]n action-packed story of pith helmets and secret passageways, prophecy and skepticism, temptation and wickedness, and the most agile and lethal great-aunt a boy could hope to have."The Wall Street Journal
"With shades of Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson, Will Wilders antics are sure to appeal to middle-grade readers looking for the next great adventure." Booklist
"Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great-Aunt Lucille!" Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times bestselling author and "Queen of Suspense"
"Laugh-out-loud humor, palpitation-inducing suspense, and cliffhangers galore await readers young and old. Who knew the battle between good and evil could be so much fun?" William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist
"Monsters! Prophecies! Ancient relics! This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilder is just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe." Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic