The Dark Rises
by Greg Cmiel
Twelve-year-old Nikola stood beside an open grave. His grandma was dead and gone.
With her death, a door was kicked open, and an ancestral curse—a mark on Nikola’s bloodline and rooted in the very bones of the earth—lay revealed. Change is hard. Being the new kid at school is harder, especially with a sinister Vice-Principal like William Weaver.
Nikola met a girl named Lizzy. The shocking things happening to him were happening to her as well. She lived on a nearby lake, in a cabin her grandpa had built long ago. Spook Central, she called it.