A Knack For Darkness: Benjamin Brown Book I
On the streets, alone, fending for himself, Benjamin Brown is on the run. Running from gangsters with dark gifts, a soul-eating succubus, and a street hustler looking for payback. Not the easiest of times for a thirteen year old. But along his rocky journey he meets a few kind-hearted individuals who just might help him save himself, and further down the road he just might return the favor, and save them too.
People like the slow and gentle superintendent at a rundown apartment building...Breno Giacomo...
Mr. Goodturn is not my pa, but he is like my pa, only better. He is all the time by me. When I was little...I don't 'member. But I know about The Very Bad Thing that happened. 'Cept I don't think about it much 'cause when I do my head hurts. Mr. Goodturn, he saved me from The Very Bad Thing. I 'member that part of it. Those were my big troubles. Mr. Goodturn, he makes troubles go away. He is good at that.
I take care of the building Mr. Goodturn has, where people come and live. On the one day that was a very good day new people moved in. Two people. A boy and his momma. The boy was Benny, and I liked him right then. He had light around him and I could see he was good. I know that he was Natural like Mr. Goodturn and like I was before The Very Bad Thing. But Mr. Goodturn says not to talk about Natural stuff so I don't, but I liked Benny.
That was a very good day.
But then the bad days came.
Bad people with no light around them came looking for Benny, and one thing with dark around it came too.
And then, even Mr. Goodturn had troubles he dint know how to make go away.