Neteru Academy Books, Shadow Walker, (book 1)

Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult

By LA Banks

Publisher : Leslie Esdaile Banks, LLC


LA Banks
I am a fiction author of over 40 titles and 25 novellas with major publishers.  My main series is Fantasy, but I also write in other genres as well (plus comics).  My latest project is Shadow Walker, a YA Fantasy Novel slated to be a trilogy and that can be found  More...


Sarah Rivera has a lot going on in her life. It’s bad enough that she’s being shipped off to Temt Tchaas Academy also known as Neteru Academy, a high school for future Guardians of the Light who have special powers, but she has to go there with her cocky twin brother and the rest of her compound brothers and sisters. To make matters worse, everyone has ridiculous expectations of her all because her parents are like supernatural rock stars for saving the planet sixteen years ago. But what nobody—not even her best girlfriend Tami—seems to be getting is the fact that Sarah doesn’t think she’s special, doesn’t want to be a demon-hunting hero and is even afraid of the dark!

So what that her mother was a Warrior Angel and her dad used to be a Hell Council-level Vampire? Opposites attract. Go figure. As far as Sarah is concerned, all she got from the combination was a pair of fangs that lengthen at inappropriate times to embarrass her in front of her secret crush; whereas her brother, Alejandro, got the good looks and cool wings. However, what her parents’ status has created is drama in her life by ensuring that the mean girls at school will make her life a living nightmare. Sarah knows her family’s renowned slayer reputation will also ensure that everyone at school will assume she had it easy and should be able to do everything her famous rebel parents can do, when the heartbreaking truth is, she can’t. Not by a long shot.

Once at the hidden boarding school in the Appalachian Mountains, things go from bad to worse as Sarah tries to fit in. Her nightmares increase, and it isn’t just anxiety; her second sight is suddenly developing at a record pace. Layers of secrets are held in the building, held by her parents, and nothing is as it seems. There is something really bad going on at the school, worse than bad—deadly. Only, faculty and administrators don’t know where to begin to look for the cause as students start to disappear. Sarah must then make a choice to stand on the sidelines or to help use her gifts to save someone dear.  But to do that means facing all of her greatest fears—along with a demon or two.

Author Bio:  L. A. Banks has written more than 42 novels and contributed to 24+ novellas. She writes in the genres of YA, fantasy/paranormal, romance, women's fiction, and crime/suspense thrillers. In addition to a busy writing schedule, she is a proud member of The Liars Club, is a board of trustee member for the Philadelphia Free Library and serves on the Mayor's Commission on Literacy. Ms. Banks is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program with a master's in fine arts from TempleUniversity.  She is a full-time writer living and working in Philadelphia.

Look for book 2, Shadow Seekers, sometime in 2011…

This book is the next generation of characters following on from The Vampire Huntress Legends series by St. Martin's Press 9see - ). After many requests, the teen children of the adult hunters in that series came to life in Shadow Walker... This is the first book in the trilogy!

"Riveting and enthralling, L.A. Banks packs a punch with her new paranormal YA series!" --Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times and USA Today Best-selling Author