A year after the conclusion of Night Runner, Zack Thomson is still learning to cope with the changes in his new life. As he and his best friend Charlie try to establish a normal routine for themselves, a mysterious creature appears.
Likened to the Beast of the Apocalypse, it begins to dismantle the network of support around the Zack, who discovers he is more than just a struggling orphan – he is the subject of an ancient prophecy that relates to the End of Days. As friends and enemies, old and new, throw his world into chaos, he is forced to re-examine what it means to be good at a time when it seems that only the strong and ruthless can survive.
When the world is coming to an end, being the Chosen One is no walk in the park.
Excerpts & Testimonials
“My name is Daniel Zachariah Thomson and I’m living the dream. I have been for over nine years. Having said that, the first eight of them weren’t what you might imagine. I was orphaned, living in a mental ward and sick all the time from medications that would never cure me. Then I found out what I was, met a girl, fell in love… and died.
For a while afterwards, I’d say life was almost perfect. Then I discovered that every silver lining had a cloud.”
—Taken from End of Days, a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award.
“Filled with mystery and danger… Zack’s witty and sarcastic humour makes this a very enjoyable read.”
—School Library Journal
“It is well written, the characters are well developed… Even better than Night Runner.”
—CM Magazine (A recommended read)