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2020 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner

Lightbringers. Titans. Empaths.


They’re the next generation of Capes, training at the Academy of Heroes to one day defend the Free States.


Murderers. Villains. Madmen.


There are many words to describe Necromancers, but superhero isn't one of them. 18-year-old Damian Banach's only talent is the power that's driving him insane. Yet somehow Damian just became the Academy of Heroes’ newest student.


Accompanied by his mom’s ghost, he’ll have to survive the Academy (and his fellow classmates), while battling the insanity that doomed every Crow before him.


Superhero school just got scary.


2021 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner

"If life’s taught me anything, it’s that you scrap and claw for every moment you can get. And if you’re a Crow like me, you don’t let a little thing like dying get in your way.

My name is Damian, but most people call me Walker."

Following the events of See These Bones, Damian is back at the Academy of Heroes as the Free States' most unlikely potential Cape. He has a new name, a new reputation, and a whole host of new questions about his own past.

If he's going to find answers to those questions, let alone survive another year at the Academy, he'll need to learn a skill the orphanage never taught him: teamwork.

Nothing's ever easy, is it?


Every year, graduating Academy students set out to join the Mission on a multi-month expedition to bring hope and relief to the Badlands. This year's trip is different though... and it's not just because Damian Banach is one of those students, or even because the number of participants is at an all-time high.

The fact is, Damian's not there because of the Mission. He's there because he owes someone a favor, and that favor has come due. Now, he's headed into the Badlands to find the person responsible for the Break and all the chaos that came after.

He's hunting for Dr. Nowhere.

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