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Yesterday, more than two million people were killed, including the President of the United States. The death toll is the worst in the history of America and the world. 

This tragic day will be known forevermore as “The Day of Annihilation.”

The CIA has the sole person responsible for the killing of millions and millions of innocent people in custody. His name is Tyler Thompson – a moral person turned evil. The question foremost on everyone’s mind is, why did he orchestrate this horrific act of terror and how did he pull it off?
This headline is fake news – or is it?

laurence st. john For WEB
Local author Laurence St. John released his newest book, “Metatron: Dagger
of Mortality.”

“In his new release, “Metatron: Dagger of Mortality,” local science fiction/fantasy author Laurence St. John creates an uplifting and inspiring fiction novel that “sustains constant action as 15-year-old Tyler struggles to stop the relentless animosity of a demonic figure and his accomplice. Sometimes you need to go backwards to move forward,” said Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling fantasy Author of the Xanth series.

St. John, from Genoa, quickly grabs the reader’s attention then poses the ultimate question: Can superheroes really be killed? Who is this Black Shadow character and who does he want to get revenge from?

Tyler must execute the most grueling choice of his life – save himself, save his beloved girlfriend Kendall or save millions of helpless people.

In this his third action-adventure, set in New York, Nevada and Massachusetts, St. John keeps readers turning the pages up to the last adrenaline-filled moment when Tyler’s fate is determined.

Among the reviews St. John has received for his newest work are:

“Metatron – Dagger of Mortality, by Laurence St. John sustains constant action as 15-year-old Tyler struggles to stop the relentless animosity of a demonic figure and his accomplice! Sometimes you need to go backwards to move forward…”- Piers Anthony - New York Times bestselling fantasy Author of the Xanth Series.

“Dagger of Mortality’ packs a wallop! St. John blends equal parts superhero and X-Files into a high energy yarn sure to inspire.” - Jason Born – Author of The Norseman Chronicles Series.

“Teens and adults alike will identify with Tyler and his all too human angst as he executes superhero feats in a way only St. John’s hero can accomplish, with many twists and surprising turns of events in this young adult thriller.” - Kenna McKinnon – Author of Short Circuit: And Other Geek Stories, Blood Sister, and Den of Dark Angels.

Metatron cover FOR WEB

“Metatron: Dagger of Mortality” was published by Ogopogo Books – an imprint of Imajin Books and is available in eBook edition at Amazon, Google Play and Kobo. It is also available in paperback edition at Amazon, Books-A-Million, and Barnes & Noble, as well as other retailers.

St. John, who is currently working on book four and five in the Metatron Series, will visit Genoa Middle School on April 27 and will hold a book signing at Gathering Volumes in Perrysburg on April 28. For more info, visit or



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