We are happy to announce the release of Wham! book 1 of our new series, Timewalker. It is a dystopian fantasy time-travel novel , and we hope our readers will enjoy it as much as they have our epic fantasy books. getBook.at/8ba
When the World Alliance seized power from all the governments of the world, they said it was for the greater good. They said it was necessary to unite all the nations of the globe under one banner in order to bring universal peace, equality and prosperity to the world.
To most families throughout the world, the rise of the Alliance and their grandiose promises meant little. They had long grown weary of the lies of the corrupt law-makers and heads of state and were far more concerned with their day-to-day struggles to survive.
The Greenwood family was no exception, and for a time life went on much as it had before the rise of the Alliance. In time, individual cultural and racial identity were outlawed. They said it was for the greater good. They said it was necessary to create a more harmonious, homogenous world community. The Greenwood family adapted.
But then they took away freedom. They made it mandatory for all households and public buildings to have skinwelers, crystal spying balls in every room, in order to watch the people’s every move. They said it was for the greater good. They said it was necessary for public safety and civil order. And the Greenwood family adapted.
But then the state took their family farm and lands and moved them to Gollsport where they had built barracks for all the displaced citizens. They said it was for the greater good. They said the countryside had become contaminated by farm chemicals and the relocation was for their continued health and safety. Once again, the Greenwood family adapted.
But then they came in the night and took away seventeen year-old Tess Greenwood’s entire family. They said it was for the greater good. They said Tess would adapt and in time she would be far better for it.
But Tess cared not for the Alliance’s greater good. She did not adapt. She wanted her family back and vowed to do whatever she must in order to see them again. Little did she know, that to keep her vow, she would have to become a timewalker.
Someone shouted in the kitchen. Tess Greenwood sat right up in the blackness.
"Dad?" she gasped.
"Mom!" cried Tess as she stumbled onto the floor in a panic of pillow and sheets,in time for her door to fling wide with blinding light and a bang that shattered things on her dresser.
"Hey!" barked the silhouette in the doorway. "No way you're running by me!"
And with that, he tramped right in, jabbing her in the throat with the end of his e-truncheon.
"Aah!" she wailed with the throb of its electric jolt as she sat down hard on the floor.
"Like that, little witch?" he hissed through the mask of his plastic helm. "Now you're going into the kitchen on your hands and knees, real careful or I'll hold my stick against your stinking throat 'til y' pass out. Move!"
As Tess rolled onto her knees, she could hear her sister's squeals of defiance as she kicked at the pair of cops who had hold of her in the kitchen.
"Nia!" shouted her mother before crying out in pain.
"You vile bastards!" roared her father.
Tess leaped through the doorway in time to see two of the police from Children and Family Assistance squirt his mouth full of thick polymer from their gob stopper gun, as he gagged, bouncing and jerking against his restraints in red-faced fury.
"I told you!" bellowed Silhouette, grabbing Tess by the arm and yanking her onto the floor.
"Tess!" cried her mother. "Stop! They'll kill you if y' don't quit!"
"That's right!" shouted Silhouette.
"Nia!" cried Tess at the sight of the police kicking her.
"Hey!" shouted Silhouette. "That little whore's going to the capitol. And they won't take her all beat up! But this one," he grunted, giving Tess a furious kick, "has earned it!"
"Tess!" screamed her mother in time to be silenced with a kick in the head.
Her father sprang from the floor in spite of his restraints, slamming into Silhouette in a rage that knocked over the refrigerator behind them. Suddenly police were everywhere, beating him senseless, dragging him and his dear wife out the door into the early light of dawn.
"Mom! Dad!" screamed Tess as car doors slammed outside.
Now they had Nia by the arms. "I'll love Drake forever!" she wailed as they forced her outside.
Tess bit the hand that grabbed her mouth and dashed outside to leap down the steps as two of the police cars lurched into the roadway with a chirp of tires.
"Bite me again, little witch!" roared Silhouette as his truncheon came down behind her ear.