Magic Infused in Coming-of-Age Adventure Novel

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Drew Van Horn announces release of ‘Ryan Drake’

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Marking his debut in the literary limelight with a new adventure novel, Drew Van Horn weaves the elements of magic and mystery, suspense and science in the thrilling coming-of-age journey of young hero “Ryan Drake” (published by Xlibris).

This saga follows the plight of the eponymous hero after learning a startling secret about his heritage. Surviving a house fire, 17-year-old Ryan Drake discovers that he is part dragon. Although skeptical at first, Ryan begins to accept the remarkable power within him. But before he can fully investigate it, his hometown is invaded by a swarm of powerful monsters. Ryan, a middle-aged wizard, and a sylph are all that stand between one city and its utter destruction. Will the young hero triumph?

“This book mixes creatures of lore with today’s society and the real-life challenges of adolescence,” Van Horn shares. Moreover, he states it “adds a scientific element to the magical.” “It’s about believing in yourself and uncovering your potential,” Van Horn says. “It’s about finding the hero inside us all.”

A snippet from “Ryan Drake” reads:
“We humans can see just as well as any other creature when we’re going to lose, but we fight anyway. We don’t stop. Even when everything is lost, even in our final moments, we fight on. We fight the world every day, and every day we return home defeated. Then the next day, we fight the fight all over again because we know that one day, we’ll win, even if we’re not around to see it. Don’t you get it? Your dragon half makes you strong, but your human half is what makes you great. Your human half makes you a hero.”

“Ryan Drake”
By Drew Van Horn
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 190 pages | ISBN 9781499013658
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 190 pages | ISBN 9781499013665
E-Book | 190 pages | ISBN 9781499013641
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Drew Van Horn is the 23-year-old author of “Ryan Drake.” He is a full-time author who has had an insatiable desire to create stories for as long as he can remember. Throughout his childhood, Van Horn believed his future would lie in the field of science. It was not until high school that he realized that writing is his true passion.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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