Alex can’t understand why Nadia is with Ethan. Nadia is the most beautiful girl in Freedom, New Hampshire, and Ethan is a grade-A jerk. But as Alex observes the budding relationship, his jealousy turns to worry. Historical research and some damning photos reveal Ethan’s dark side. Alex is sure Ethan is a threat to Nadia’s very life, but Nadia won’t listen to him. In the meantime Alex is developing his own strange supernatural abilities, a teenage girl claims to have been attacked by a vampire, and wolves are roaming the forests around Freedom—along with a mysterious and deadly dark man. As Alex fights for Nadia’s safety, he uncovers a network of ancient supernatural beings, and the secrets of his own dimly remembered past. The Setting of the Board is the first in Mike Yeaton’s Last of the Twenty series, a collection of young adult vampire tales that’s more Salem’s Lot than Twilight.