Jon Cristman and his family are living a fulfilling family life in downtown Portland, Oregon. .
On a sunny afternoon trip into the Oregon farming country outside of Mt. Hood, Jon stumbles across a secluded cave and the secrets it has been holding for decades.
As Jon falters to maintain a hold on his once happy life, he must come to terms with the meaning of sacrifice and battle a newly unearthed desire for power swelling within him.
About the Author
About the Author - Matthew Alan grew up in Canton, Ohio. After graduating from Kenyon College, and earning a masters degree from Western Illinois, he began a career in teaching and coaching at the university level. During that time, he started writing short stories and novels, after realizing the impact reading novels has had in his own life. His books focus on strong character development, internal struggles and real life events - with a hint of the surreal thrown in for good measure. He published his first novel "One Degree" in May of 2013 with great critical reviews and followed up with a successful short story, "The Hero" that same year. Matthew currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He can be e-mailed at MatthewAlan412@gmail.com or through his blog at MatthewAlan412.blogspot.com