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    • 342 pages
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  • Keywords
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    • Modern fantasy,
    • Epic fantasy,
    • Fantasy novel,
    • Fantasy fiction,
    • Fantasy romance,
    • Coming-of-age

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by G. M. Chmilar

Bennett Jones (BJ) had been an outcast for his entire life. The only person he really cared for died when he was thirteen, and BJ was accused of murdering her. Neglected by his family and shunned and bullied by his peers, somehow BJ made it into adulthood—thanks in no small part to his therapist. Just as he’s beginning the final year of his science degree, after which he hopes to become a doctor, he’s called into the dean’s office and offered a full scholarship for med school. It sounds like a dream come true. There’s just one catch: if he fails to honor his end of the agreement, he will lose nothing less than his soul. And that’s only one of the strange encounters he’s been having so far this semester. Chased by demons and confronted by mysterious strangers, BJ soon abandons his academic studies in favour of a far different goal: survival. However, he’s not alone in his struggle. Aided by his jock roommate, a pretty cheerleader, and other newfound friends—an entirely new concept for BJ—he realizes he has a choice to make: continue to run from his past or accept his true identity destiny and prepare for the battle to come.

"Solum is an emotive fantasy novel about a family that’s driven to protect the unwitting populace from supernatural threats." -Foreword Clarion Reviews "A young Canadian joins a magic-wielding, demon-battling family in this debut urban fantasy...The two leads deliver an enjoyable mix of push and pull...Chmilar leaves a lot of questions unanswered, and the ending will make most readers crave a sequel...Beaucoup de romance, creatures, and spellcasting give this nimble tale series potential." -Kirkus Reviews

G. M. Chmilar has always loved folklore and fairy tales, regarding them as a core part of humanity’s history, and she has often wondered what it would be like if the creatures from such stories intersected with our world. This novel (and the series to follow) is her attempt to explore such a scenario. When she’s not writing, G. M. enjoys yoga, video games, longboarding, singing, baking and watching movies and TV shows. She lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, with her husband.


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