Five teens connected by fate. An age-old battle between good and evil. A war that only the Orphans can end.
It was an accident. That was what the authorities said killed Charlie Kim’s parents. And in Charlie’s mind, that was how it had to be. An accident meant closure. It meant that the driven fifteen-year-old could move on, reassemble his life, and return to pursuing the carefully planned future that he had laid out for himself.
However, when memories of his parents begin to vanish and suspicions arise, calling the accidental nature of their deaths into question, Charlie can’t help but begin to doubt himself and the motives of those around him.
Doubt leads to discovery as Charlie uncovers secrets that forever change his life and thrust him and four other teens–fellow orphans–into the center of a underground conflict that dates all the way back to the War in Heaven.
Seventh-grader Mitch Murphy never wanted anything as much as he wanted a Playstation 4. And he was on his way to getting one for Christmas, too. But when his cousins get into a blowout food fight on Thanksgiving, Mitch gets caught in the collateral damage, and they all lose their Christmas presents as punishment.
Stripped of the gift he spent the past year obsessing over, all hope is lost for Mitch … that is, until he discovers where all of the their presents are being stashed. Now, Mitch must corral his motley crew of cousins to help him pull off a heist to steal their Christmas–and his PlayStation–back. But just how far is he willing to go to get the gift of his dreams?