First Chapter Friday: The High House

This week’s book is James Stoddard’s The High House.  Carter Anderson was exiled from his home, Evenmere, as a child, but now he has been summoned back.  The reason?  His father, Ashton Anderson, the Master of Evenmere, is missing.  Carter and his half-brother Duskin must find him before the servants of anarchy take over the High House and use it for their own evil ends.