Title: Metatron: The Angel Has Risen (Metatron Series #1)
Author: Laurence St. John
A Hero Is Born!
On the eve of his father’s death, Tyler Thompson finds himself continually haunted by the memories of things lost. Since that horrible day, he continually gets into trouble, seeking anger as a coping mechanism. That is until one day, in a tragic turn of events, Tyler, along with his faithful dog Maxx, fall into a cesspool where he is exposed to a mysterious green liquid that changes his DNA, giving him extraordinary powers.
He is befriended by Doctor Gabriel Hutchinson who is bent on helping Tyler master his superpowers and when Tyler is given a special alien artifact from his grandfather, his true destiny is revealed. But not everyone is happy for Tyler as the sinister Dr. Payne has other intentions in mind; ones that could spell doom for everyone Tyler holds dear.
Now it will be up to Tyler, his best friend Lukas (who also has special abilities) and Maxx to join forces and put an end to Dr. Payne’s evil schemes. But Tyler will have to make a life changing decision that could alter the fate of the entire world.
There are so many things to like about this story. Tyler is an easy to relate to character, and so are the struggles that he goes through on a daily basis. Feeling as if he doesn’t particularly belong while dealing with a bullying babysitter at home makes his day to day a struggle. He’s constantly looking for an escape from his life, and he finds one in a way he never would’ve guessed.
This story has everything from mad scientists to a grand good versus evil scheme topping with heaps of superpowers. The lean toward supernatural beings such as angels was a unique addition to the story.
As Tyler goes from living a life where he has no power to living one filled with them, it was interesting to see how his character arc developed. From start to finish, he was a solid character, and I loved seeing the way he found confidence in himself.
This is a fantastic start to what looks like a very promising series.