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Sean P. Valiente

Sean Valiente was raised in Maine and grew up loving all things geek. In middle school he had the idea of a scene in his head and when he joined a creative writing club in high school, he finally penned the kernels of what would become the first book in his Knights of Nine series, The Lightning Knight. By day, he’s an ordinary finance and accounting professional for a tech company, and by night, he’s busy dreaming up stories for his series. He lives north of Boston with his wife, and loves pizza. He hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams.

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The Lightning Knight: The Knights of Nine, Book One (Epic Fantasy)

Magic isn’t real. Not anymore and not like it used to be. Or so I thought…

16-year-old Oliver Quartermain doesn’t believe in magic anymore. But who cares? He has it all: he comes from a rich and noble family and doesn’t have a care in the world. But how quickly that can all change. In the space of a few moments, Oliver’s life is turned upside down when he is tasked with protecting and saving the very magic he never believed in. But that’s not even the half of it. The only way to save magic is by training a young boy named Po Pondarion, who is destined to save the world. Not only does Oliver have to train the young and totally clueless Po, but he also has to battle an evil secret organization bent on destroying them, all while deciphering the secrets of a Magical Codex. Oliver enlists the help of his unlikely best friends, Roc and Yokel, as well as the Knight Angels, secretive vigilantes he’s only recently met, to help him train Po and save the world. That should be simple, right? Will this merry band of misfits be able to train the young Po in time for him to learn the secrets of magic and save its very existence forever?

The Lightning Knight is a gripping epic fantasy that will have you on the edge of your seat, eagerly flipping to the next page. Let yourself become emersed in this rich and magical world and join Oliver and Po on the adventure of a lifetime.

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