Death & Co.
Written by D. J. McCune
Part of the Death & Co. Series
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May 2013 Debut of the Month Mixing themes of destiny and responsibility with the real life concerns of teenagers everywhere, this is a witty and gripping start to a new teen series by a debut author with a fantastic imagination.
A Piece of Passion from Publisher, Emily Thomas
In début author D.J. McCune's first novel, a tense and exciting three part epic sequence, we meet teenager Adam, whose growing preoccupation with the girl he likes and the mates who make him laugh is seriously thwarted by his heavy responsibility as a member of the Lumen. One of only a few Lumen collectives around the world, Adam's family are charged with taking the dead to their rightful place in the afterlife, whether that be heaven, hell or somewhere in between. To say it's a drag is an understatement. Add to that Adam's burgeoning gift for premonition and you have a sinister and atmospheric battle to balance his supernatural, and his human commitments. Adam is a fresh new hero from a talent to watch in D. J. McCune. From the moment I started reading Death & Co., I knew I had a winner on my hands. Check out the stunning cover, too...
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Death & Co. by D. J. McCune
Adam is a Luman, and it runs in the family. Escorting the dead from life into light, Adam must act as guide to those taken before their time. As his older brothers fall into their fate however, Adam clings to his life as a normal kid - one who likes girls, hates the Head and has a pile of homework to get through by Monday morning. When Adam gets a terrible premonition he realises that he must make a devastating choice, risking his life, his family and his destiny.
Aine Lagan, age 15 so unique and exciting that I couldn’t put it down. Click here to read the full review
Carla McGuigan, age 13 This novel was absolutely fantastic and I loved every minute of it, not knowing what was going to happen and then finding out. This book made me laugh, sad and happy, all at the same time. I would strongly recommend this book to both boys and girls. Click here to read the full review
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