The Hound of Rowan
Book One of The Tapestry
Publication Date: September 25, 2007
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MAX MCDANIELS LIVES a quiet life in the suburbs of Chicago, until the day he stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry. Many strange people are interested in Max and his tapestry. His discovery leads him to Rowan Academy, a secret school where great things await him.
But dark things are waiting, too. When Max learns that priceless artworks and gifted children are disappearing, he finds himself in the crossfire of an ancient struggle between good and evil. To survive, he'll have to rely on a network of agents and mystics, the genius of his roommate, and the frightening power awakening within him.
In his debut novel, author-illustrator Henry H. Neff weaves together fantasy, science fiction, mythology, and folklore. The result is a spellbinding tale with an unforgettable cast of characters and an unmatched sense of wonder and suspense. A former consultant from the Chicago area, Henry H. Neff teaches history and fine arts at a San Francisco high school.
“Max’s intelligence and goodhearted nature give the story a solid emotional core even as the surprising twists and turns keep the pages turning. Neff’s first novel is sure to draw many new fans eager to see what happens next.”—VOYA