Fifteen-year-old Will Shepard must discover why he is connected to Macon Hollow's legendary Beast...and then stop it from destroying the world!
Fate brought fifteen-year-old Will Shepard to Macon Hollow, an isolated mountain town where time stands still. And it is there, in the town of his ancestors, that he is drawn into a struggle with a legendary creature known as the Beast. From his first night in the small town, Will begins to have visions that allow him to see-and feel-as the creature. He watches, horrified, as the Beast embodies its victims’ greatest fears and then feeds on their very souls. He feels its hunger, its rage, its evil with every feeding…and must fight to prevent his own soul from being corrupted.
Will soon realizes that the Beast is growing more powerful, preparing itself for a worldwide apocalypse. Armed with help from his sister, two new friends, and a kindly mentor, Will must find why he is connected to the creature and stop it before it destroys the world. But it won’t be easy. A powerful family has profited from the Beast for centuries…and its last heir will do everything within his power to protect it. A secret worldwide society has been watching for the Beast’s appearance …and will stop at nothing to harness the creature for its own evil agenda.