It all began the day Michael Walker woke up and everyone else didn't. Powerful forces are at work, and the small town of Redfield might not survive it. As the uncanny becomes commonplace and truth remains elusive, Michael struggles to discern between friend and foe. Should he fail, not only will his head become a stranger to his neck, but the rest of the town might soon follow his fate.
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The Sleeping Town is a strange yet wonderful story that explores the depth that human and non humans can be capable of. Michael Walker is a young man who wakes up a little early for his normal time, but no one else seemed to be up, including his mother who would have breakfast usually waiting for him. Becoming somewhat concerned he goes into his mother’s bedroom to find her sleeping peacefully. When he attempts to wake her, nothing seems to work. Not really thinking that much about it, although on the back of his mind.
Michael then finds out that he is not the only one awake, and those that are awake are not your typical individuals, in fact they are not even from the same town. Apparently Michael is of a special genetic mutation which nullifies the sleeping spell that the individuals who orchestrated the entire thing.
When it comes to the surface that wizards and a battle are brewing, Michael is one of the only individuals that can help his little town, and make sure that all of those who had been spelled asleep would be able to wake up. Obviously there are individuals who don’t necessarily want the battle to end, especially those who have everything to lose if they are the ultimate loser.
This is a good book, it starts off a little weird in the sense that you have no idea what is going to happen. After you start meeting the other main characters and the whole story it makes a lot more sense. I started to really like it and the main characters. There are main characters that you want to throw rocks at, but there are also main characters that you are rooting for. The whole sequence with the beetle is my favorite part of the entire book, and if I could have a car like that, I would buy it in a heart beat.
Power is a deadly thing, and this book shows how ultimate power can ruin everything, from lives to land. It is not something that should be taken lightly, but that is just what the two opposing parties do in this book, they take the fact that they are playing with individual’s lives as just another day in the playground.