A monster-hunter teams up with super-powered teens to protect her brother in this fast-paced adventure novel that’s X-Men meets Men in Black.
Lori Fisher hunts monsters. Not with a sword or a gun, but with an interdimensional creature called Handler. Together they take down “feeders”—aliens who prey on mankind. When Lori touches a feeder, Handler’s impossibly large jaws appear and drag the beast into another dimension.
It’s a living—or was, until a job for the Lake Foundation goes wrong, and Lori stumbles across the Nix, a group of mutant teenagers held captive on the docks. Now the Lake Foundation is hunting Lori, and if they find Lori, they find Ben, the brother Lori would do anything to protect. There’s only one thing to do: strike first.
Lori teams up with the Nix to take on Lake, and to discover why the Nix were kidnapped in the first place. But as she watches their powers unfold, Lori realizes the Nix are nothing like her. She has no powers. She has…Handler. Maybe she’s not the monster hunter after all. Maybe she’s just the bait.
Patrick Weekes was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Stanford University, where he received a BA and an MA in English literature. By day he works at BioWare, where he has worked on games in the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series. By night, he is the author of the Rogues of the Republic trilogy; Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, a novel set in the Dragon Age universe; and Feeder. Patrick lives in Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, with his wife Karin, his two Lego-and-video-game-obsessed sons, and far too many rescued animals. In his spare time, he takes on unrealistic Lego-building projects, practices Kenpo Karate, and embarrasses himself in video games. Follow him on Twitter at @PatrickWeekes.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 6, 2018)
Length: 304 pages
Grades: 9 and up
Ages: 14 - 99
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“With a rich cast of diverse characters and some truly mind boggling world-building, Patrick Weekes has crafted a fast-moving adventure that will leave you guessing from page one straight through to the very end.”
– Teen Vogue
“The video-game-quick action scenes crackle with energy, and the banter among the heroes is rapid-fire as Weekes uses the action-adventure setup to explore self-acceptance, friendship, and what it means to be human.”
– Publishers Weekly
"This is a fast-paced, action-packed story that blends sci-fi and fantasy...With aspects of romance, pop culture, and witty banter, there is something for all readers."