I picked up Dawnvel Druids by William Collins on 11.27.19, after William approaching me on Goodreads. It was free on Amazon and looked like a quick read, so why not?
At the time I am writing this post, it was still FREE on Amazon, but check for the “0”.
Instead of being out doing teenage things with her friends on Friday night, Simone is scoring drugs for her father and battling supernaturals.
Bobby had come to Dawnvel Academy after hearing about the missing students. His favorite TV show was about solving murders done by supernaturals, but he’s not the heroic type. Will he rise above his fears? His first nite, another missing student.
Many supernaturals appear as Dawnel Academy and the town come under attack. Dawnvel Academy is an Otherworld gateway. Druids are the protectors, but a helpful weretiger, gargoyles, and ghost lend a hand.
How did Bobby get into the academy? He’s a foster child. Doesn’t know who his parents are. And who are the Perfect?
As the action picks up, Bobby finds his place, as will Simone.
There is the usual teenage angst of going to a new school, but Dawnvel is so much more and even though Bobby seems an unlikely candidate for what is to come, he must face it head on.
We have monsters and danger and though I found no book surprises, I enjoyed the Dawnvel Druids and look forward to finding out what happens next.
For fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and the Dresden Files.
As a druid, seventeen-year-old Simone Singh lives by three rules: gargoyles must be destroyed, her identity remains secret, and she can never attempt dark sorcery. Only now the number of gargoyles are growing, her identity has been uncovered and her best friend has been murdered by dark magic.
Simone and the damaged oddballs she calls friends pretend to be normal students at Dawnvel Academy, but are secretly gargoyle slaying, wand-wielding druids, who occasionally time travel.
On the same day her clan leader is killed, the new boy at Dawnvel, Bobby, sees her slay a gargoyle. Simone soon learns the hapless Bobby is a druid too, he just doesn’t know it. She decides to train Bobby whilst she leads the clan, which includes the tormented ex-boyfriend she might still be in love with and the pansexual party girl who has always loathed her. Worse, the dark druid is trying to knock them off one by one.
As she hunts down the killer hiding amongst them, Simone and Bobby’s friendship begins turning into something more, before Bobby displays signs of dark magic himself. She can’t believe anyone she cares for could be the dark druid, but the killer can only be someone she knows and trusts. Her own life and everyone she cares about is at risk.
Told from the dual viewpoints of Simone and Bobby.
ABOUT WILLIAM COLLINS
William Collins is a 26-year-old writer from the UK and the author of The Realmers Series and the short stories, Realmer Chronicles.
A Darker Shade of Sorcery is the first in the series, followed by Moonlight War Act I and Moonlight War Act II, already released.
The Fourth book in the series, Angels and Elves, is coming soon.
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