A prequel to the Aidan of Oren trilogy. Illustrated by Libby Carruth Krock.
In the age of dragons, seventeen year old Oren discovers a mysterious Book of Death in an ancient burial ground. Perception, however, can be far from reality as the book reveals much more about life than about death. In a world of suffocating darkness, Oren makes choices – choices motivated by nobility, by love and even revenge – that will change the course of history forever.
Alan St. Jean was born in Pittsburgh, PA on Christmas Day, 1962. He grew up central Ohio and attended college at The Ohio State University, graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Mr. St. Jean spent the first twenty years of his professional career in business and management when, in 2002, he made a life changing decision to pursue his true passion, which is a love for writing and teaching. A talented speaker, Mr. St. Jean spends much of his time visiting schools and teaching children about the writing process. In his spare time, he can be found at his piano, where he is also an accomplished musician and songwriter. Alan is a life-long Pittsburgh Steeler's football fan and enjoys books written by C.S. Lewis, epic movies like Lord of the Rings as well as haunting thrillers like The Sixth Sense.