Matt has a pretty unique world view--he’s earnest and funny, while still being a little sarcastic and wry. He’s also an underdog who applies himself to the task at hand with a lot of dedication, because he believes in doing the right thing, even if it hurts or is dangerous. Reviewers often say they love rooting for Matt as he struggles with his destiny as a knife-wielder and monster hunter.
The Book has been self-published via Amazon, CreateSpace, Smashwords and others and is available as eBook and Paperback – 299 pages - released in August 2012.
About the Book
Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.
Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.
But that's not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle's bag has a secret, one that will change Matt's life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it's chosen Matt as its wielder.
Now Matt's part of a world he didn't know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries.
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- “[...] Matt lives in the real word, albeit a real world inhabited by some pretty gruesome monsters. Terrific page turner; I stayed up half the night reading it, and now I can't wait for the next installment. ” - A A Martin
- “[...] I definitely wasn't disappointed by this book and am going to happily foist it onto my younger relatives. Read this book if you are looking for a good YA read or are the primary book-buyer for younger readers - I think this is one you'll enjoy.” - Sweartoad (Amazon)
- “The Matt Archer books are the best young adult books I've read since I was a young adult! Think Supernatural for a younger audience, but better. I'll be ordering paper copies for my Favorites shelf. Not to be missed! ” - Sarah Gilman
About the Author
|Kendra C. Highley|
Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job.
She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift.
She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.
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Link to the eBook Matt Archer: Monster Hunter on Amazon with Excerpt