The ancient gates of evil will open unless a quirky group of teens can become warriors—
Benny, fifteen, counts each move to a new town as “a life.” He’s on Life Number Seven. His last! He packs his bags to run away from his paranoid mother, who’s been on the run since the disappearance of his father when he was three. Boom! The house explodes, catapulting Benny into a world he never imagined existed. The trail leads to a Neoclassical building in the woods and to six teens he vaguely remembers: Kami is deaf, Amir is blind, Zuma is overweight, Layla is gorgeous but lazy, Chaz is in a wheelchair and Raj is as angry as the dagger-shaped birthmark running down the side of her face. They share a common thread: Benny lost his father and they lost their mothers on the same day. The only clue to the mystery is Benny’s grandfather, Domenico H. Adez, a strange and dangerous man.
“Original and consistently entertaining from cover to cover. . . Author Sandra Woffington is an impressively talented storyteller and Evil Speaks is unreservedly recommended.” Midwest Book Review
“Evil Speaks weaves suspense into an action-packed plot and brings characters from classic mythology into a modern adventure story. . . . Characters are from an appealingly broad range of ethnic backgrounds, and their differing physical abilities result in a welcome embrace of diversity.” Foreword Clarion
“Evil Speaks is . . . a fast moving story with plenty of action that is more than just a mythological tale. It teaches young adults of the importance of working together, of being a part of a team to achieve results. . . . I highly recommend this to any young adult with an interest in mythology.” Reader’s Favorite Five-Star Review