Spotlight on Project Prometheus by Aden Polydoros, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!
Today we're excited to spotlight Project Prometheus by Aden Polydoros! Read on for more about Aden and his book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!
Meet Aden Polydoros!
Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, and now lives in Arizona. He is a writer of young adult fiction. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys reading and going on hikes in the mountains. Aden Polydoros is a 2015 Gold Medalist in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has published two short stories in Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015.
The Academy stole everything from Hades, their perfect assassin. Angry and leaving bodies in his wake, he finds two other ex-assassins doing the exact same thing.
Tyler and Shannon once killed for The Academy. Now they’re tracking and hunting down its scientists. So why is The Academy only after Hades?
Shannon will do whatever it takes to protect Tyler, even if it means teaming up with a former rival. While she seeks answers to her past, Tyler wants to learn the truth about the mysterious white room, which no one has ever seen except him.
As for Hades? He simply wants revenge.
They all need answers, even if it means returning to the organization where it all started.
Shannon hesitated, unsure if the creaking noise had been a product of her anxious mind or whether it was truly there. She waited for a recurrence, then continued forward. Even if there was an assassin lurking about, staying on the stairs would only put her at a disadvantage. He could fire at her through the railings in the bannister or from down below, and she would have little cover of her own.
At the top of the stairs, she ducked against the wall. There was no furniture to conceal her. The movers had cleared everything out. Only dust and shadows remained.
By the time she entered the third room, her eyes had adjusted to the extent that she could make out a figure sitting beside the window, his back against the wall. A rifle lay across his legs. The stench of gunpowder and carpet cleaner thickened the air.
She swung the pistol up before the blond-haired boy could react.
“Drop your gun and put your hands in the air.” As she pointed her gun at his head, she was aware of how easy it would be to just pull the trigger. “If you try anything, I’ll shoot you!”
He didn’t move.
“I said I’ll shoot!” She doubted that the crack of the gunshot would make it past the home’s thick brick walls, except she couldn’t bring herself to outright execute him. He was still human. Maybe she could bring him back from his trance like Tyler had done to her.
The sniper did not respond. His silence was eerie. He showed no sign of having heard her at all, and sat as still as a statue. It didn’t look like he was wearing earmuffs. Was he wearing earplugs or just ignoring her?
“I’m not joking around! Put your hands in the air!”
She was suddenly struck by the oddness of his posture. He wasn’t just sitting against the wall, but slumped against it, his head bowed unnaturally to the side. His hands lay in his lap, fingers unfurled. The rifle rested on his ankle, not his lap, as if it had been dropped there without much thought.
Then, as she stepped forward, she also noticed the dark splotches of liquid on the white carpet under the window.
Before she could convince herself to reach out and touch him, he slid sideways along the wall and landed atop the rifle with one arm bent beneath him.
Blood darkened his hair. He had been shot once in the head.
By: Aden Polydoros
"What do you think about the cover and the synopsis?" I suspect sci-fi is involved! Revenge and assassins sound good!
Looks good. Suspenseful vibe from the cover. Reminds me of the Alex Rider series for younger kids. The synopsis sounds exciting.