Title: Hicks Road: Jacob’s Story
Author: Julian P. Flores
Genre: Fiction/Young Adult Fiction/Spiritual
Format: eBook, paperback, & Audio
Publisher: Silent Eye Productions
Pages: 485 pages
Publication Date: January 2, 2017
Synopsis: Set in Almaden, California in the 1850’s, young Jacob Smith is viewed as an outcast by his schoolmates and, following an attack by bullies, his family is forced to make a choice that will change his life forever. As the years pass, and the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Establishment industrializes the town, Jacob feels a strong connection to the land until one day he meets an ancient Native who reveals a mystic secret. Now, with the town endangered by a violent gang of outsiders, it is up to Jacob to harness the powers of spiritual Mount Umunhum and confront a destiny much greater than any boy could dream of.