The Blood Guard By Carter Roy
When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove’s seemingly ordinary Mum snatches him from school, then sets off on a high-speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too?
Suddenly, Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure—dashing from one danger to the next and using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evildoers who will stop at nothing to track down and destroy the Pure. Falling in with two unlikely companions: Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he’s never much liked, and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his Mum’s last words of advice: Trust no one.
That’s a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan’s not so ordinary at all.
His Mum, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she’s a member of the Blood Guard an ancient order of knights sworn to protect the Pure – thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive.
Now all those after-school activities Mum made him take—gymnastics, judo, survival training—begins to make sense.