Sons of the Dark

Infobox Book
name = Sons of the Dark
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image_caption = "Barbarian", the first book in the series, Obie is on the cover
author = Lynne Ewing
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country = USA
language = English
series = Sons of the Dark
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genre = Fiction, Fantasy, Juvenile
publisher = Hyperion
release_date = July, 2007
media_type = Hardcover
pages = 288
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followed_by = Escape, book 2

"Sons of the Dark" is a book series that was spun-off from Lynne Ewing's best-selling "Daughters of the Moon" series.

This series is about four very different young teenage boys living in Los Angeles. They are all immortal and all four have to try to fit in. Each boy also fights their dark sides. They each have different powers and the Sons must complete their destinies and stop the people of Nefandus from invading the Earth's realm.

The series will not continue due to poor sales. The Sons fate is told in the last "Daughters of the Moon" book.

The Introduction

Four guys living in Los Angeles: A rock star, a rebel, an artist,and a shaman. Like most students at Turney High School, they’re just trying to survive. But for these four -- Renegades on the run from the sinister world of Nefandus -- survival means learning how to control their powers and fulfill their destiny as SONS OF THE DARK.

The Sons of the Dark and others

Omer "Obie" Ostrov

Was once a Visigoth warrior, Obie is now a high school student and trying hard to control his wild impulses while still performing in his band. In 361 AD, after he was born, his aunt tried to kill him but his mother saved him by committing him to the Legend. He has the power to cast spells with the Rune stones his mother gave him. He is first introduced in "Barbarian" (Book #1). His aunt lives in Nefandus, and she was jealous of his power. He plays in a band called Pagan after he escapes Nefandus. In the end, he sacrificed himself so Catty would stay alive and destroy the Atrox. He was absorbed by a Regulator.

Samuel Reardon

Samuel is from the pioneer times. He shows up for the first time in "Escape" (Book #2). He was captured with his friend Macduff in 1768. He discovers that he has the power to call on animals and sometimes turn into them. He and Maddie, a girl he mets when he escapes Nefandus, have an on and off relationship. In the end, he sacrificed himself so Catty would stay alive and destroy the Atrox. He was absorbed by a Regulator.

Kyle Ormond

From the modern times, he never knew who his real parents were. In "Outcast" (Book #3), he discovers who he really is, his power of thought projection and that his father is a powerful demon, he created his favorite foster parent and his "twin brother" Kent, and that his destiny and Catty, a Daughter of the Moon, intertwine. Catty is his ex-girlfriend. His mother escaped Nefandus with Kyle to protect him from the Regulators after he was born. The nurses at the hospital named him Kyle. He escaped Nefandus with the help of a monk. In the end, he sacrificed himself so Catty would stay alive and destroy the Atrox. He was absorbed by a Regulator.

Yaolt "Berto" Roberto Ehecatl

Berto is from the Toltec Nation. He has the power of astral projection. He was going to be sacrficed to his god, Tezcatlipoca but was kidnapped by Obie's master, Hawkwick, and a demon named Semihazah, and taken to Nefandus in 1000 BC. His book is "Night Sun" (Book #4). He is an entance guard at a club called Quake. In the end, he sacrificed himself so Catty would stay alive and destroy the Atrox. He was absorbed by a Regulator.

Ashley

Shows up for the first time in book 2, she is a venatrix, a servus who is a bounty hunter. She is from Mesopotamia. Her and Berto were lovers when they were together in the digs. After they escaped, she became a bounty hunter because for each servi she returns, her ability to time-travel is extended. In book 2, she helps Samuel receive his power. Apparently, she and Klye also have history together. In book 4, she tells Berto the rest of the Legend, ask him to join evils side, and reveals that she had a son. She tells Berto that she has to return before the night sun to change her son's destructive fate. He agrees and she takes him to Nefandus. After she is told that she can go home, she does. She succeeds in changing her son's fate.

Madison-Maddie Sledgeheimer

Sledge's younger sister, she is in the occult and believes in the supernatural. In book 2, she mets Samuel in a graveyard, trying to help her friend, Emily, who she believes was attack by a vampire named Macduff. She gets kidnapped in Nefandus but the Sons help her escape. Obie erases her memory to protect her. In book 4, Obie's spell in wearing off and she begins to remember and also see things. She helps Berto even though she didn't understand what she was doing and she tries to tell him the dangers they face but before Berto can stop Obie, once again her memory is erased. Her and Samuel have an on and off relationship.

Book summaries

Book #1: Barbarian

Obie hates Los Angeles and all the junk that goes with it -- especially trying to fit in at Thomas Turney High School. But with bounty hunters trying to capture him, his Renegade roommates urge him to lay low with his band and forget about ever getting back home. it’s hard to blend in at school, though, when you’ve just made enemies with the football team. Obie can’t keep away from Allison, the most popular girl in school and the girlfriend of the star quarterback, Sledge. And when his true love, Inna, shows up and pleads for his help, Obie must return to the one place he fears most.

Book #2: Escape

Samuel has just landed in modern-day L.A. He is totally lost until the beautiful Ashley shows up and promises to help him travel back in time to find his family.But the Sons of the Dark believe that Samuel is the fourth, the one they've been waiting for. They urge him not to believe in Ashley -- she is only using him to destroy them all. But Samuel knows Ashley is his only hope for finding his way home. Should he trust her? Even if it means turning his back on the Sons of the Dark?

Book #3: Outcast

Kyle knows his roommates hate it when he tells them what to do -- but he’s the only one from modern-day L.A., and the only one with a clue about how to blend in. But lately, the Sons are more than just annoyed with Kyle -- they’ve started spreading vicious rumors about him behind his back. Even Emily, a girl he barely knows, accuses him of terrible betrayal. Now Kyle is being haunted by someone, or something, from the childhood he’s tried hard to forget. And without his friends to help him, Kyle may be no match for the evil from his past.

Book #4: Night Sun

Students from Turney High School are disappearing without a trace, except for a perfect black circle burned into the pavement. Wild speculation is flying through the halls. Some think it has to do with the coming solar eclipse, and others think alien abductions are to blame.Berto has a different theory. And if he’s right, the Legend of Four is about to come true: four will venture in, but only one will venture out. Kyle, Obie, Samuel, and Berto must go to Nefandus and find the kidnapped teenagers -- but which of the Sons of the Dark will survive?

Preferred reading order

*Daughters of the Moon 1-11

*Sons of the Dark 1-2

*Daughters of the Moon 12

*Sons of the Dark 3-4

*Daughters of the Moon 13


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