Age of Heroes - B. A. Schulte Summary
Not every hero is lucky enough to be born as a mutant, wizard, or demi-god. Samantha Hathaway is a normal 14-year-old suburban girl, except for the fact that five years ago her archaeologist parents died while saving the world. When a pair of wizards show up at the mall to arrest her for the theft of a powerful magical artifact she is propelled headlong into the mysterious secret world of magic, monsters, and mad science. The first stop on her journey is the elite Miller's Grove Academy where she finds herself the least talented student in a school full of video game champions, eccentric inventors, monster hunters, pop stars, and wannabe world emperors. Not to mention the hoverboard experiments, ray guns, and exotic private zoo. But is there a sinister purpose behind this new school? Guided by nothing more than a riddle from her father can Sam and their new friends must find the real thief, prevent a war between science and magic, and find the one weapon that could usher in the next, and possibly last, Heroic Age? Book One of Six. Great for fans of Indiana Jones, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter, or Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.