A contemporary YA fantasy of 423 pages, release date July 25, 2017.
IMAGINATION JUST BECAME OUR GREATEST WEAPON.
In Egypt, an archaeological team discovers the lost tomb of Alexander the Great, breaking its seal for the first time in over two thousand years. Seven years later, every public school student in America takes a strange new test, but only six are chosen to attend a summer program at the mysterious Institute for the Cultivation of Intuitive Cognition, where nothing is as it appears to be, including the students themselves.
Roman Jackson sees the true nature of humanity—literally—hiding his visions from the world to protect his wrong-side-of-the-tracks family. Samantha Prescott is a cynical genius, isolated from her peers by a premonition that even she doesn’t understand. Daniel Walker is a brilliant musician, able to hear people’s secrets through the soundtrack of his mind. Mackenzie Gray is a Muay Thai champion—a Western fighter who still follows the old ways of the wai kru ram muay. Kaitlyn Wright is an orphaned engineering prodigy, desperate to keep the only home she and her grandmother have left. Ashton Hunt is an expert gamer, on the verge of turning pro, and a constant disappointment to his father.
But why is the US government so interested in six teenagers? And what, exactly, is it teaching them to do? When helicopters start crashing and a plane goes missing over the Atlantic, they must band together to uncover the true purpose behind the Institute—and the ancient secrets that lie hidden beneath its surface.
Before history catches up to them.