If you’ve ever perused the young adult section of any brick-and-mortar bookstore, you’ll see that the genre is more popular than ever before, experiencing a renaissance in the past two decades that has moved children, teenagers, and adults alike back to experience a love affair with reading. Author Sam Sattin has tapped into that young adult genre in a very entertaining, provocative, and engaging way with his new novel The Silent End, on sale now. The tale, which is described as a hybrid of Buffy the Vampire SlayerStand by Me, and The Goonies, mixed with a splash of literary wordsmithery, follows three teens in the Pacific Northwest as they come face-to-face with a terror that has its evil wrapped around their high school’s foundations.

Hooked? I’ve read the novel and the publisher’s description isn’t just lip service or needless hype: All of the aforementioned elements are there to keep readers mesmerized. Whether you’re a child of the 1980s like me or just love a good coming-of-age adventure yarn, The Silent End is worth a look. If you might need further convincing, Ragnarok Publications has been kind enough to provide us with the first chapter of the novel. Let us know what you think in the comments! Read on, gentle souls!



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Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work can also be seen in press releases for the Master Musicians Festival, a Kentucky event that drawn acts such as Willie Nelson, the Counting Crows, Steve Earle, and Wynona Judd. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.