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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

Book One

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.

In the style of James Rollins’ Jake Ransom young adult series, along with a healthy dose of the Percy Jackson series…

San Francisco Book Review (4.5 / 5 stars)

R Scott Boyer
4
2020-09-15T19:21:11-04:00

San Francisco Book Review (4.5 / 5 stars)

In the style of James Rollins’ Jake Ransom young adult series, along with a healthy dose of the Percy Jackson series…
The prose is pulsing with positive, high levels of energy and moves seamlessly throughout the narrative.

-The BookLife Prize

R Scott Boyer
4
2020-05-26T18:37:18-04:00

-The BookLife Prize

The prose is pulsing with positive, high levels of energy and moves seamlessly throughout the narrative.
...a page-turning reading experience.

BlueInk Review - August 17, 2020

R Scott Boyer
2020-08-18T19:39:04-04:00

BlueInk Review - August 17, 2020

...a page-turning reading experience.
Bobby Ether has the ability to gain the same popularity as Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson.

Pacific Book Review - Aug. 18, 2020

R Scott Boyer
2020-08-18T19:44:31-04:00

Pacific Book Review - Aug. 18, 2020

Bobby Ether has the ability to gain the same popularity as Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson.
A fun, quick read... A likable protagonist, engaging banter, and a fast-paced plot will appeal to teens.

Kirkus Reviews - February 18. 2019

R Scott Boyer
2019-03-05T17:27:57-05:00

Kirkus Reviews - February 18. 2019

A fun, quick read... A likable protagonist, engaging banter, and a fast-paced plot will appeal to teens.
"Tragedy, mystery, and suspense make this scientific coming-of-age story a fascinating read."

Clarion Review

R Scott Boyer
5
2018-07-24T19:07:50-04:00

Clarion Review

"Tragedy, mystery, and suspense make this scientific coming-of-age story a fascinating read."
...an exciting, rip-roaring tale combining magic, mythology, and action.

Portland Book Review (4 / 5 stars)

R Scott Boyer
4
2020-09-17T17:21:20-04:00

Portland Book Review (4 / 5 stars)

...an exciting, rip-roaring tale combining magic, mythology, and action.
A top pick for collections seeking genre-busting, action-packed adventure stories

Diane Donovan - Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

R Scott Boyer
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

R Scott Boyer
2019-04-05T16:15:34-04:00

Diane Donovan - Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

The balanced blend of fantasy and action is superb
This swiftly paced adventure makes for a rollicking good read.

Prairie Book Review - August 11, 2020

R Scott Boyer
2020-08-18T19:41:30-04:00

Prairie Book Review - August 11, 2020

This swiftly paced adventure makes for a rollicking good read.
The pages are filled with the perfect balance of detail and action, drawing the reader all the deeper into the story with history and legend.

San Francisco Book Review (4.5 / 5 stars)

R Scott Boyer
4
2020-09-15T19:22:38-04:00

San Francisco Book Review (4.5 / 5 stars)

The pages are filled with the perfect balance of detail and action, drawing the reader all the deeper into the story with history and legend.
Temple of Eternity is a must-read book that readers will absolutely love getting ensconced in, so be sure to grab your copy today.

Hollywood Book Review

R Scott Boyer
2020-08-05T16:31:44-04:00

Hollywood Book Review

Temple of Eternity is a must-read book that readers will absolutely love getting ensconced in, so be sure to grab your copy today.
Temple of Eternity… hits the ground running with constant activity and conflict, keeping the reader glued to the next chapter, wanting to know what will happen next.

San Francisco Book Review (4.5 / 5 stars)

R Scott Boyer
4
2020-09-15T19:28:14-04:00

San Francisco Book Review (4.5 / 5 stars)

Temple of Eternity… hits the ground running with constant activity and conflict, keeping the reader glued to the next chapter, wanting to know what will happen next.
"...an evenly paced, action-fueled fantasy read that fans will not be able to get enough of."

Hollywood Book Review

R Scott Boyer
2020-08-05T16:29:25-04:00

Hollywood Book Review

"...an evenly paced, action-fueled fantasy read that fans will not be able to get enough of."
"...a highly recommended pick for teens who like their adventure nonstop and their characters interested in bigger-picture thinking."

Donovan's Literary Services

R Scott Boyer
2020-08-05T16:17:09-04:00

Donovan's Literary Services

"...a highly recommended pick for teens who like their adventure nonstop and their characters interested in bigger-picture thinking."
“A thrilling action-packed adventure you never want to end.”

 IndieReader 

R Scott Boyer
5
2018-07-24T19:09:00-04:00

 IndieReader 

“A thrilling action-packed adventure you never want to end.”
"A strong protagonist, powerful settings and a wonderful and growing mythology make this a stand-out read to be sure."

Hollywood Book Review

R Scott Boyer
2020-08-05T16:30:55-04:00

Hollywood Book Review

"A strong protagonist, powerful settings and a wonderful and growing mythology make this a stand-out read to be sure."
...a fast-paced adventure with many twists that will keep readers intrigued and hooked.

-The BookLife Prize

R Scott Boyer
4
2020-05-26T18:40:26-04:00

-The BookLife Prize

...a fast-paced adventure with many twists that will keep readers intrigued and hooked.
4.3
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R Scott Boyer

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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