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"There Is no such thing as magic."

Or at least that’s what the mysterious stranger named Cassandra tells Bobby…

 

Unravel the mysteries

of the Jade Academy, a secret monastery in Tibet for kids with extraordinary potential…

The Jade Academy was originally a Buddhist monastery

Back before the change, the monks lived in almost complete isolation, interacting with the outside world only when necessary.

A spiritual fantasy

Empathic abilities, enhanced intuition, and power derived from within.

A mind-bending adventure

A foray into a super-charged spiritual world full of excitement and wonder.

"He walked on, content

to let whatever had triggered his subconscious float to the surface…Something about the forest’s song was off.”

 

"He stood amidst an enormous monastery

high atop a gray and treacherous mountain… sprawled across an expanse the size of a small city.”

“It is a form of collective meditation,”

“I connected our consciousness so that we could sense one another and work together.”

"The polished walls gave way to raw earth

…a large cavern from which half-a-dozen shafts ran off in various directions.”

"A titanic mass of shaggy fur caked with mud,

…This bear was wild and it was pissed.”

Bobby Ether and the Academy

When sixteen-year-old Bobby Ether is abducted and brought to the secluded Jade Academy in Tibet, monks teach him and other special students how to tap into their Anima—the universal energy that connects all living things. But the headmistress of the academy is secretly exploiting the students, looking for genetic triggers to create a new breed of humans with metaphysical abilities. As his powers increase, Bobby is thrust into a cesspool of conspiracy, lies, and betrayal. A jade amulet left by his clairvoyant grandfather may provide answers, but what exactly is his family's connection to this mysterious place?

Can Bobby master his talents in time to uncover the truth? If not, his fate—and the fate of the entire Jade Academy—may be sealed.

"Tragedy, mystery, and suspense make this scientific coming-of-age story a fascinating read."

Clarion Review

5.0
2018-07-24T19:07:50-04:00

Clarion Review

"Tragedy, mystery, and suspense make this scientific coming-of-age story a fascinating read."
“A thrilling action-packed adventure you never want to end.”

 IndieReader 

5.0
2018-07-24T19:09:00-04:00

 IndieReader 

“A thrilling action-packed adventure you never want to end.”
"The characters are both intriguing and credible, the relationships between them authentic..."

James D. Stein - Author of Cosmic Numbers

2018-07-30T03:49:31-04:00

James D. Stein - Author of Cosmic Numbers

"The characters are both intriguing and credible, the relationships between them authentic..."
I really enjoyed this novel....It is an easy and engaging read with some plot twists... the target audience will enjoy the story and the action.

OnlineBookClub.org, Official Review

2019-03-05T17:17:04-04:00

OnlineBookClub.org, Official Review

I really enjoyed this novel....It is an easy and engaging read with some plot twists... the target audience will enjoy the story and the action.
Verdict: Author R. Scott Boyer merges science fiction with fantasy to fuel this wonderful story. There’s doubt and belief. There’s redemption and reward. But mostly there’s a thrilling ride: BOBBY ETHER AND THE JADE ACADEMY engages the mind while weaving a suspenseful, terrific story that delivers.

IndieReader - March 1, 2019

5.0
2019-03-05T17:22:45-04:00

IndieReader - March 1, 2019

Verdict: Author R. Scott Boyer merges science fiction with fantasy to fuel this wonderful story. There’s doubt and belief. There’s redemption and reward. But mostly there’s a thrilling ride: BOBBY ETHER AND THE JADE ACADEMY engages the mind while weaving a suspenseful, terrific story that delivers.
A fun, quick read... A likable protagonist, engaging banter, and a fast-paced plot will appeal to teens.

Kirkus Reviews - February 18. 2019

2019-03-05T17:27:57-04:00

Kirkus Reviews - February 18. 2019

A fun, quick read... A likable protagonist, engaging banter, and a fast-paced plot will appeal to teens.
A top pick for collections seeking genre-busting, action-packed adventure stories

Diane Donovan - Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

2019-04-05T16:17:09-04:00

Diane Donovan - Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

A top pick for collections seeking genre-busting, action-packed adventure stories
The balanced blend of fantasy and action is superb

Diane Donovan - Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

2019-04-05T16:15:34-04:00

Diane Donovan - Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

The balanced blend of fantasy and action is superb
5
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About the Author

Scott Boyer grew up in Santa Monica, CA and graduated from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 1996. In 2008, he became fascinated with the idea of blending young adult fantasy with new-age/spiritual fiction and spent the next six years crafting his first novel, Bobby Ether and the Academy, which won critical acclaim for blending Eastern spiritual philosophies with a fun, fast-paced adventure style.

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