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"There's no such thing as magic."

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

 

Unravel the mysteries

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

“The 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

“There is no such thing as magic.” That’s what the mysterious stranger named Cassandra tells Bobby after helping him narrowly escape from the small army of secret agents who surround his house. What follows is an amazing adventure – from indoor forests to vast archives, from a labyrinth of jade mines to the dark recesses of a bear’s lair. Along the way, Bobby will learn that, while there may be no such thing as magic, there is powerful energy within us all. In fact, the entire universe is connected by energy – and he has the rare ability to control it

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

Clarion Review

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

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+00:00

 IndieReader 

“A thrilling action-packed adventure you never want to end.”
"An intriguing debut adventure...with a cliffhanger ending."

Kirkus Review

2018-07-28T03:18:54+00:00

Kirkus Review

"An intriguing debut adventure...with a cliffhanger ending."
"The characters are both intriguing and credible, the relationships between them authentic..."

James D. Stein - Author of Cosmic Numbers

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

James D. Stein - Author of Cosmic Numbers

"The characters are both intriguing and credible, the relationships between them authentic..."
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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.