KnightWatchers: EPISODES 1 - 5
VOLUME 1: SUMMER
The Call: the first episode
"It didn’t begin with a bang or a boom…"
Told in a tongue-in-cheek style with sardonic commentary playfully interrupting the narrative, KnightWatchers pays homage to the old Saturday matinee serials and Science-Fantasy adventures from our youth.
It tells the story of plucky fourteen-year-old Alayna who is searching the galaxy for a stolen crystal that has enough power to either create an entire solar system ... or destroy one. Her search brings her to a flying pirate ship where she meets Alabam, a scrappy teenage space-pirate with a funny name whose appetite for fighting is only outmatched by his love for food.
Together, the two attempt to retrieve the crystal from the clutches of the villainous (and not to mention, 'pompous') Captain Scorpion. Their adventure then takes them to Tecmonian Institute, a training school for the next generation of Astro-Militia. Here, Alabam finds himself in a league of teenaged guardians where he meets Wheeler-2 Maverick (a young and cocky ‘Ace’ pilot) and Flash – a teenage alien boy who has all the powers of a neutron star. Along his journey, Alabam must not only seek peace with his past, but must also learn that there is indeed strength in vulnerability.
With quirky characters and a story that combines elements of Sci-Fi, fantasy, and cliffhangers, KnightWatchers puts a new twist on a futuristic story.
The Chalice of Dusk and Dawn - the second episode.
Here is the part where you expect to see phrases like, “most anticipated follow up since...” or “exciting and thrilling chapter that warms the heart and livens the senses and yada blahdeblah...”
You already know that this is the second installment in the KnightWatchers series. And you know the phrase, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’ Well, this ... dear browser of book covers, is no exception.
With two fantastic tales happening simultaneously, this episode spares no expense in capturing your imagination. The Nitreum Crystal is missing. As agents explore the deepest parts of space to retrieve it, the former space pirate, Alabam, is paired on his first trial mission with ever-cocky Ace-2 Maverick to recapture the infamous Tolharan Urn, a piece that is rumored to be as powerful as the Nitreum Crystal. However, it cannot work without one gemstone, one that has not been in the galaxy since 10,000,000 BC. And the only being capable of traveling back in time to retrieve it is Flash the Neutronian.
Meanwhile at the center is the menacing Tolharan clan who holds Tecmonian Institute hostage until the Urn is rescued. Sounds bizarre,
I know, but with a bilateral quest on this scale, there’s no telling what can occur. With partnerships put to the test and the importance of a foreign alliance, this is certainly an adventure that reminds us that nothing is ever as it seems.
Sins of the Father: the third episode
Now if you’ve just picked up this book, not knowing a thing about the stories or any of the characters, it would be pretty pointless for me to start off with the usual Sci-Fi sum up that entices the reader into buying the book.
However, since I can always use the money – well, here we go...
In the third episode, Wheeler-2 Maverick (also known as “Ace”), Flahsbextris Flutia (“Flash”) and Alabam (… just Alabam) are on passage in hopes of finding clues to the elusive Nitreum Crystal.
They journey to the fantastic floating city of Elysia on the aquatic seventh moon of Koren. Along the way, they meet the ever fostering Lana Q’Adelling, the befuddled Governor Darphil and the sinister Captain Clandestin, whose watchful eye puts them ill at ease. But he’s quite possibly the least of their worries.
The three get in way over their heads the moment they find a monstrous thug has attacked Flash in the library, while another assault puts Alabam in a fight of fisticuffs that takes him high above the city along the tops of astro-cars in mid-flight.
As they unravel the clues, one by one, they find that the mysterious plot is
somehow linked with young Ace-2 Maverick.
Discoveries are made.
Friendships are tested.
And one’s dark past is finally revealed.
With winding flashbacks, thrilling action and the usual fun and surprises,
KnightWatchers: the third episode promises to have all that and more, with its usual trademark Saturday matinee adventure style.
…And if you’re still not interested, I’m sure there’s a nice book about “dreamy boy vampires” somewhere around here.
Blood from a Stone: the fourth episode
This time, it does begin with a bang and a boom…
Oh sweet, loyal, and generous financial contributing readers… what can I tell you that you don’t already know ?
How can I even begin to describe the fourth tale in a simple ‘back of the book’ summary that will entice your highly intellectual palettes for adventure?
You, who are so generous, sweet and pure-minded, how can I tempt you into buying this next episode ?
I won’t even begin in describing how our young heroes – Ace, Flash and Alabam – have stumbled on their greatest challenge since the stories began. I can’t even fathom how to tempt your sharp wits by describing such a pedantic story as an asteroid wiping out the sun of Koren, which could potentially destroy all life on the floating city of Elysia, not to mention the Marine Kingdom of Aquaelia below.
How the young heroes travel to the undersea kingdom only to find a stubborn merman ruler and his beautiful mermaid daughter.
Should I even attempt to lure you into an adventure of mystery and action that deals with battling off giant squids, merman sentries, ten foot tall robots, secrets revealed, and not to mention the first flight of Ace’s christened spaceship, the T-16?!
Should I ? Can I ? … wait… did I ?
Hmm, I did.
Well, the price is on the Amazon page… your call.
"I am proud to announce that 'Legacy' is the first episode to feature a LitTrack. The LitTrack will take you, the reader, to the music selections from the author, providing a ‘literary soundtrack’ amplifying the story for your listening pleasure." -- JDW
Legacy: the fifth episode
To my dear, sweet, ever-mindful readers, if you were looking to find a quick summary of a fun-filled adventure with action and quirky dialog --- then it fills me with great sadness to say that you’ve found the wrong story. True, this ebook has all those things, but with a particularly guarded lesson. For this my dear assuming reader, is a lesson in tolerance.
As the last adventure left off, our young heroes’ greatest threat was not a threat at all, but a link to ones past. As I’ve always said, never judge a book by its cover... or in this case, online synopsis.
Thus as ones story ends, another's begins.
KnightWatchers: Legacy takes you back through the memories of the one in the series who has always been known as the “quiet one.” It tells the story of Flash as he harkens back to a time when he was “Flahs’bextris Flutia,” revealing his mysterious past on the ill-fated home-world of Neutronia where he befriends the plucky Betaqui Osyrus, longtime friend and companion, and also takes on his rite of passage, becoming one with the light, “Chin’Wendu”, only days before Neutronia’s destruction.
Through the eyes of his friends, you’ll unravel the secrets of how he comes to Tecmonian Institute and is introduced to Princess Alayna, Ace and BZ, and reveals how Flash first became an outsider, and takes on the name of the minority where he suffers discrimination for his powers and faces prejudice in its darkest form.
Will he choose to stay on?
Could this be Flash’s final chapter as guardian of Tecmonian Institute, or will this only be the beginning of his tale as a hero?
‘Legacy’ illustrates the lessons that we all have faced when young: whether it’s to accept our responsibilities, to take on or dismiss stereotypes, or the struggles of ones identity and fitting the norm.
VOLUME TWO: AUTUMN
Reunions: the sixth episode
In a universe where spaceships traveled from planet to planet within the time it took you to eat your breakfast, where children rode rocketbikes and computers talked back to their owners, there lay a planet in the deep, dark corners beyond cosmos and light, called Anchorda. On this planet were giant wasps; space worms the size of freight trains swamps where mosquitoes were as big as pterodactyls and forests that could play tricks on their weary travelers – one such traveler who is actually the hero of our little tale.
In KnightWatchers: Reunions – the sixth episode, Flash leaves Tecmonian Institute to find his long lost Neutronian countryman and friend, Betaqui Osyrus. Accompanied by his peppy co-pilot, Dirmie Kasaro, Flash must brave the dark and dreaded Wood of Illusion facing three trials on a path that would lead him to the whereabouts and rescue of Betaqui.
However, Anchorda is not without its folklore and legend as the dreaded Bog Creatures and their ancient king, Gollapagus, have been long thought dead and gone, or were they? There’s only one way you can find out, Dear, Beloved, and Loyal, Intelligent (and well-groomed) Readers. Did I mention how good-looking you are today? The very affordable price is on the website, so um… winkety wink wink.
Bridge to the Wolf's Moon: the seventh episode
One month has transpired since the rescue of Flash’s Neutronian countryman, Betaqui Osyrus, who is now a student of Tecmonian Institute. Decked out in her new blue and brown freshman jumpsuit, Osyrus is soon besieged in training alongside Flash, Ace, and Alabam for their new duties. However, their first mission as a foursome has already arrived.
Princess Alayna has been called to Canis Alpha, a planet inhabited by intelligent canines, for a trade settlement. However, instead of calling upon adult galactic soldiers for protection, Alayna insists her three young knights and newcomer Beta, accompany her to the negotiations.
But as soon as the T-16’s away, the shadows are at play and a separate plot arises. Information has gone missing from the computer banks and sent to an unknown receiver. A cloaked man is on the station sending surreptitious communications – and let’s face it, cloaked men are never a good thing in stories like these.
Will they make it to Canis Alpha alive?
Will they discover their shadowy intruder?
Will cloaks come back into fashion?
These melodramatic questions and more may all be answered in Bridge to the Wolf’s Moon.
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