DO THE AGELESS LIVE FOREVER? In pursuit of an old friend, wanderer Vince Vigo stumbles upon Snow Peak, a small mountain village. When villagers start to go missing, Vince must convince the others that Saul Shepherd, once his best friend, is an extremely dangerous foe. Delving deep into his childhood, Vince explores memories of his complex relationship with Saul, and recalls the mysterious man who changed both of their lives forever. After two hundred years, Vince must finally confront Saul. But can he bring himself to kill his only friend? The Rat Collector is the first of three books in the Age of End series. The trilogy explores themes of life, death and everything in between. With a colorful cast of villains, including a self-proclaimed freedom fighter, and a powerful monarch, our heroes are pushed into constant peril. Will they live long enough to see the end?