The Tipping Point Prophecy

The Elementalists

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Rising sea levels, droughts, earthquakes, tornadoes. Far below the earth’s crust, imprisoned in ancient slumber, the elemental powers of the land grow restless…

Meanwhile, in small town Virginia, Chloe McClellan’s first day of sophomore year was an epic fail. After she becomes the target of the fiery queen of the It-Girls in gym, she gains instant notoriety when she’s struck by lightning. That’s when things start to get weird.

There are disconcerting gaps in her memory, and freaky weather seems to follow her everywhere. She comes to believe that either she’s going insane, or her accident has awoken a terrifying creature from mythology, triggering the final countdown to the extinction of humankind.

Chloe finds unlikely help from a trio of male classmates: the grounded captain of the football team, the flighty stoner with a secret, and the enigmatic transfer student who longs for the sea. All the while, she struggles with the growing realization that dragons exist, and she, and her friends, may be the only ones who can stop them.

In the first book in the epic new Tipping Point Prophecy series, global dragon mythology is reimagined against a backdrop of ecological disaster, high school angst, and the power of the human spirit when working in accord with the elements.

Praise and Reviews

“Debut author Sharp masterfully blends fantasy, teen drama, and a strong message of environmentalism into a white-hot narrative…Sharp also paints his fantasy elements…in tantalizing brush strokes… Sharp’s high school drama is just as searing as his fantasy action.”  Read full review.  —KIRKUS
“A cautionary modern tale about climate change and pollution. The realistic, adolescent dramas buffeting [the] clever protagonist…are just as well-crafted as the passages on Chinese mythology and five-clawed, flying beasts.  —SLATE “27 Overlooked Books of 2014″
THE ELEMENTALISTS is a fast-paced, vividly realized, memorable race to the finish. Protagonist Chloe McClellan faces an increasingly troubled and chaotic world with the kind of guarded optimism and forward-thinking that only a smart, introspective, and gutsy teenage girl can provide. Sharp weaves ancient dragon lore with the minutiae of modern high-school life in a way that feels plausible, accessible and fresh.” —Rowan Maness, author of Valentine Bell
“a page turner from start to finish… I can’t wait to get into the rest of the series.” Read full review. —Eric Dunn, Just Another Book Guy
“you will fly through the pages. It’s … contemporary YA, mythology, fantasy, and dragons all rolled into one phenomenal story. ” Read full review. —Natalie @ Book Lovers Life

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