Friday, July 27, 2012

The Guardian

Who knows - it might be my next published book. What do you think? Would you like to see this one published soon?
The war with the bug-like Cerfcum was dragging on, but we were gaining ground. We were pushing them back - slowly, but only because we were able to turn their magic back on them. When a young queen was captures, scientists were able to take some of her magic resonance and insert it into human volunteers. Eventually, these volunteers learned the right words to make the magic work and they became kown as Guardians. Guardians of the weak. Guardians of the helpless. Guardians of humanity. Guardians of our very existence.

Reed Meyers was one such volunteer. Reed was determined to follow in his father's footsteps so he graduated from the Mercenary School at the top of his class. When he heard of a call for volunteers to become Guardians, he went to see. It was there that he learned of his father's career - and death - as more than just a mercenary, but a Guardian. He could do no less. The sacrifice he had to make in order to do his father proud was the memory of that - of his father, of his loss. The next best thing was to tell himself that. He poured it all out on a disk, and it became one of his most treasured possessions.

With steadfast determination, Reed worked hard to bring about the end of the Cerfcum. He was instrumental in bringing about the death of the Cerfcum Queen Mother, thus bringing down many of her youngest queen daughters and ending the war. But the death of the Queen Mother wasn't the end of the story - oh no. From the heart of the Queen Mother's hive, he brought away a human toddler. At least, he was human in all ways except his lime-green eyes. No, they hadn't seen the last of the Cerfcum. Adam was proof of that. You see, Adam wasn't as human as he appeared, but he tried very hard to be what he was made to be.


S.M. Carrière said...


Mari Collier said...

I fear it didn't hook me. It was a telling, not a "showing." A lot happened, but I didn't feel involved.

Crystal Schall said...

If this is a look at things to come or a basic idea for a longer story I say go for it. This sounds like something I could really get into and would like to read.

Anna L. Walls said...

This isn't a sample, Mari. It's something akin to a blurb. Crystal, shy of editing, this book is finished.

William Kendall said...

It does come across more as a blurb, and it does intrigue. There's a bit of polishing to do there, and as you say, you've got some editing to get done.