The One You Feed
Like most kids who grew up in the small Oregon town of Silver Falls, Toby Hoffman had heard all the scary stories about the monsters living in the neighboring woods of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Now a teenager, he knows the stories are made up to keep the townís children from wandering where they arenít wanted.
Then his best friend, Nate, wakes up covered in blood in the reservation woods, with no recollection of whose blood it is or where it came from. When even more brutal attacks follow, Toby canít help but wonder if one of the fables he was told as a child might be true. With the help of Rachel, a determined Native American girl who has moved off the reservation and into the house next door, he begins searching for an explanation for the recent carnage. He also develops feelings for his new neighbor, which are put to the test when he and Rachel discover that her uncle may be responsible for the emergence of a legendary monster that does in fact exist.
To make matters worse, thereís evidence that Nate was turned by the beast, and that he has every intention of holding onto his extraordinary new creature capabilities no matter the cost. In order to save Silver Falls from a true scary story, Toby will have to face off against forces he doesnít fully understand Ė and his closest friend.
After saving his town from a pack of werewolves, Tobey Hoffman is recruited by a group of monster hunters to help confront creatures across the globe. His father and friends are cynical, and obviously concerned, but Tobey feels this line of work might be his true calling.
Natalie Sherwood, a teenage witch who is also just discovering her true calling, becomes Toby's first official mission after she begins practicing her powers too overtly, and erroneously, summoning beings who strive to kill her and steal her abilities. Joining forces with old friends and professional hunters, Toby strives to save Natalie from these evil Wiccan forces.
His adversaries include a wily warlock, a poltergeist manifestation that not even his new employers know how to defeat, and his own lingering self-doubt. Itís a lot to overcome, but Toby is determined not to let his first mission end in failure.