Author: Jeff Gunhus
Pub. Date: 10/10/2012
Publisher: Seven Guns Press
Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he's destined to be in the family business. Second, that there's a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits...until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him.
As if that weren't enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters are collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him and will do anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To stay alive and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves, vampires, harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the other hunters call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may be the "One?" Why do the monsters want him dead so badly? Even as these questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is really what it seems.
My honest thoughts and opinions on this wonderful, mysterious, fantasy and a book that I would give to any one of my grandchildren to read, is a guaranteed book and author that I would recommend to all who love some amazing fantasy in their lives.
Okay with that being said, you can understand that this was an amazing book for me. I really loved the characters and the story line is so well written that it flows so well from the start to the finish.
To say that I enjoyed this book is an understatement. I was enthralled in Jacks life. At times I was scared and then at times I was rooting him on to finish his task at hand. He kept me so engrossed that there was nothing that could take my attention away from it.
I truly believe that my first grandson that is 8yrs old will also love this book. And to that fact I will be purchasing him one for Christmas and will also make sure he keeps up with any new books by Jeff Gunhus on this line. Not to mention that I have several other grandchildren that I will also purchase this book for them.. two being girls that I feel will also enjoy reading this book.
Alright, as you know I do not really get into the actually book, due to the fact that I feel You need to check it out for yourself.
So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of:
Five Clock Rating!!!
Disclosure: I received this book for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ.
Jeff Gunhus is the co-founder of National Services Group, a service business with over 2000 employees. One of his companies, College Works Painting, is the leading student internship program in the United States. In addition to his series of motivational career guides for college students, Jeff is the author of several novels and screenplays. Check out his new MIddle Grade novel, Jack Templar Monster Hunter at www.jacktemplar.comwebsite http://www.jacktemplar.comtwitter username JTmonsterhunter