A person who claimed to have read my first Oz Chronicles book, The Takers, asked me if it was based on a true story. Odd question considering that the one sentence description for The Takers is: A 13-year-old boy wakes up to discover that he is responsible for the end of the world. Even odder when you consider that everyone who didn’t survive the end of the word was eaten by creatures very similar to the monster in the picture above. Of course it’s based on a true story. Do you even have to ask?