The Seven Sleepers

The Seven Sleepers

192K Reads 14.4K Votes 126 Part Story
Matt Hawkins By mchawkinsauthor Completed

Ward is the most wanted person in Bareheep, but he has no idea why. Realising he will soon join the tar-covered corpses by the riverside, he falls in with the only person who can protect him from the long arm of the Brotherhood: master criminal Saint Nick.
     
Nick is a Kidsman - an organiser of child thieves. His empire of subways and sewers stretches from Parliament to the Wharflands. He has been obsessed with overthrowing the Brotherhood ever since they executed his parents; to this end he sets Ward the task of finding the fabled horn said to wake the Seven Sleepers.
    
Problem is, nobody has seen the horn in centuries. Nor does anyone seem to know what the Sleepers are. The Brotherhood claim they're demons set to guard an ancient monster beneath the city. Nick, who has met the monster, has a different tale.
     
Ward and his new friends unravel the mystery faster than anyone expected, but in the end they must make a choice: help Nick destroy the Brotherhood, or stop him before he unleashes something far worse.
        
HIGHEST RANK
#1 in Adventure
#14 in Science Fiction
        
READERSHIP
10 to adult. Also suitable for confident younger readers.
            
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Pearl1477 Pearl1477 Sep 10
Don't mind a lab pup. Although kittens are more of a deterrent.
AlexisBeard AlexisBeard Aug 16
Wow, number 1 in adventure, good job! No wonder you give such great reviews.
SamSpinelli SamSpinelli Mar 21, 2016
I lost it at the harsh penalties part of the copyright
                              
                              Beheading,  wifi disconnection, and induntation by awards of Lab Retriever puppies
                              
                              XD
Not the kale. The puppies and wifi-disconnection I can deal with butt the healthy vegetables? No pls :)
AaronDuggan15 AaronDuggan15 Jun 22, 2016
Cannot wait to begin book, i just read the beginning text and it seems like this could be a great book for anyone.
qhueen_queer qhueen_queer Nov 23, 2016
*does what is said not to do*
                              COME AT ME PUPPIES
                              COME.AT.ME!