Return to Exile
Eleven years ago, a shattered band of ancient monster hunters captured an unimaginable evil and Phineas T. Pimiscule rescued his nephew, Sky, from the wreckage of that great battle. For eleven years, Sky Weathers has studied traps, puzzles, science, and the secret lore of the Hunters of Legend believing it all a game. For eleven years, Sky and his family have hidden from dark enemies while, unbeknownst to Sky, his uncle Phineas sacrificed everything to protect them.
For eleven years, Sky Weathers has known nothing of that day.
But on the eve of Sky's twelfth birthday and his family's long-awaited return to the town of Exile, everything changes. Phineas has disappeared, and Sky finds himself forced to confront the mysterious secrets he's denied for so long: why did his family leave Exile on that day so long ago? What, exactly, has Phineas been preparing him for? And, the biggest mystery of all, who is Sky really and why does everyone want to kill him?!
Featuring an action-packed plot that covers the gamut of every monster you've never heard of (not to mention weird powers and weapons made out of garbage), Return to Exile is brimming with boy and girl appeal and is a gem for reluctant young readers. And, with a diverse assortment of well-aged monster hunters in the cast, this series will be a hit with adults young and old as well.
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Prologue: Shiny Bobbles and All
Phineas T. Pimiscule was not what you’d call an “attractive” man. He wasn’t “desirable” or “appealing.” He didn’t like “things” or do “stuff” or “wash” himself. He was not the kind of guy to “put” “quotation” “marks” around “words” or to say things in an unassuming or assuming way.
He was the kind of guy who wore a monocle.
He had also been known to fraternize with unsavory characters—a necessity... see more
Behind the Book
Behind the Book piece for Return to Exile
The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile Behind the Book By E.J. Patten Years ago, I had a story idea: A group of kids get thepowers of their Halloween costumes and go on an adventure to save Halloween. For a time, I worked somewhat indirectly with the producer of Jurassic Park and Minority Report to mold the idea into a mediocre screenplay that neither of us much liked. We parted ways and he kindly offered to buy the story rights, but I held on, believing that I could turn it into something mucsee more