The hardest battle isn't fought with fists, but with the heart...
Naz has found refuge at International Academy, but he cannot find the peace or answers he seeks. All he knows calls to him from the streets of the Exclave where friends and mentors resurface. How can they help him when he's lost everything?
But when Naz meets D, his entire world changes. Her uncanny ability to get right into his head helps him see things in a new perspective. And he begins to rebuild his life--until D goes missing.
It's going to take more than Naz's supernatural abilities this time. Can he rescue D in time, or will he lose everything he loves again?
IA: Union is the third book in a YA supernatural thriller trilogy. This coming-of-age story is a hero's journey set in the mean streets of America. A book about, and for, those living the real story each and every day on our streets, in our cities, and in the hallways of our schools.
About the Author
A native Detroiter and public school educator, Winston created the IA series, a coming of age hero's journey, as part of a creative writing and 'Boys Read' program. He is also piloting the Adopt an Author program to connect authors with young readers via the web to help foster the love of reading. He is a graduate of The Recording Institute of Detroit, Wayne State University, The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan, and received his MA and MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. He has written songs with and for Grammy winner David Foster and record mogul Clive Davis. He has been a recording artist on Arista and Polygram records, and has written and/or produced songs for Gerald Levert, Gerald Alston, and many others. Winston currently lives with his daughter, Marquette, in Michigan and intends to acquire an African Grey parrot one day when he conquers his irrational fear of birds.
IA: Union offers a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, one where Naz hones his gifts and applies them to complete his mission. I can't recommend this book, and the whole series, enough. They are favorites of mine and my kids.
Allison Maruska, author of The Fourth Descendant
Much like his protagonist, Naz, John Winston, once again, casts his magical spell on readers, continuing to take us to where many writers dare not go. Jeff Talarigo, author of In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees
...an intense and absorbing story that explores the uncharted potential of the human brain. Most highly recommended. Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite