In the tradition of Indiana Jones and Artemis Fowl, The Antiquarian and the Key is the first in a series of planned books and graphic novels introducing readers to fourteen-year-old Jonathan Swain, the world's single greatest scientific mind. A graduate student at MIT, Jonathan may know how to unravel string theory but what he does not know is that his father and lab partner Jack Swain, has been keeping a secret from him for years. Working from the book shop of his ex-marine-turned-Antiquarian brother Jack, Frank leads a small team on a series of secretive quests in search of high-value ancient artifacts. Jonathan discovers this secret life when he infiltrates their private rendezvous in time to learn of their newest target, an ancient artifact that if found could alter forever our perception of science and history. But Frank, Uncle Jack, and his mysterious German partner, Katarina Dresner, are not the only ones in search of the long-buried artifact. Jack's expeditions have stirred the interest of a secret society bent on world domination and accelerating the apocalypse. When uncle Jack discovers young Jonathan has stowed away, he must decide what price they are willing to pay to keep the ancient secrets out of the wrong hands. Brought to you by the creators of the hit selling animated series, Angel Wars.
Creator of Angel Wars, the hit animated DVD series from EMI and FOX, Chris Waters lives in Pasadena CA with his wife and four children.