Nicholas Maes is a high school history teacher and teaches classics at the University of Waterloo. His previous novels for young people are Crescent Star, Locksmith, and Transmigration. Maes' first Felix Taylor Adventure was Laughing Wolf, which was nominated for the Snow Willow Award. He lives in Toronto.
What do you do when youâ€™re being watched at every turn by creatures plotting to take over the world?
Simon Carpenter is a normal 16-year-old living in Vancouver. Or is he normal? Any type of music drives him crazy. When walking by a homeless person, he can see the world through the drunken manâ€™s eyes. And when visiting a pet shop he hears a rabbit speaking to him. To solve these mysteries, he takes the rabbit home, only to discover that a foreign "presence" lives inside it. To make matters worse, this "presence" belongs to an army of souls that has plans to supplant the human race.
Who are these creatures? How do they plan to accomplish their goal? How is Simon connected to them? And if they can watch his every step, how can he stop them? These are questions he must answer â€¦ quickly. Nothing is what it seems to be and failure will lead to worldwide disaster.
â€śWell written and fast paced, Transmigration should appeal to readers who enjoy an adventure tale with a bit of an unusual twist or setting. While the story has a satisfactory conclusion, it leaves itself open for a sequel.â€ť
â€śWhoa. What a ride! Nicholas Maesâ€™s Transmigration is brilliant; a well-conceived fantasy with a unique premise and a gripping storyline.â€ť