After a thousand years of curses, the Thunderbird's secrets are about to be unleashed in the charming town of Galena, Illinois. Ivy is a normal fifteen-year-old girl . . . if you consider yellow eyes and storm-chasing urges normal. Life gets even more normal when she runs away from home to find Walter Nimiki, the grandfather she's never met. It's he who tells her the truth - Ivy is a descendant of the cursed Thunder Clan, so the boy she'll someday fall in love with will die young.
If she were a normal 15-year-old girl, Ivy Nimiki would only be worried about getting her driver's license, arguing with her dad, and finding time to spend with her friends. She wouldn't be losing sleep over her sudden lack of storm control, the inevitable curse that will claim the life of the boy she loves, and her nightmares of the Great Horned Serpent. Ivy never has been, and never will be, normal. It's up to her to find an amulet to defeat the Serpent and end the curse. But how can she do that when the Thunderbird has disappeared?
"Looking forward to reading Book 3..."
Watched: Poems contains a collection of poems that dives into the Big Brother ethos of the 21st century. It seems like there are surveillance cameras everywhere. People are being monitored in subway (underground) stations, public buildings, university lecture buildings, and God-knows-where. David Paul Folyant expertly captures the spirit of fear that results from such an environment. Folyant further pushes the envelop to ponder the possible consequences of today's surveillance culture.