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Friday, 12 June 2015

☀ Corr Syl the Terrible: Corr Syl [2] - Garry Rogers

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Corr Syl the Terrible a young adult Sci-Fi novella by () which picks up from the 2013 novel "Corr Syl the Warrior" and follows Corr Syl's fight to rescue a kidnapped friend.

Corr Syl the Terrible completes the introduction to the Tsaeb
[silent T, long a] civilization that began with the novel Corr Syl the Warrior,” says Rogers. “The story shows how a change of mind can transform weakness into strength. In this story, the change alters the future of the Earth itself.

Check out the book's synopsis, the excerpt below and our review.   You can also read the first chapter and part of the second on Amazon.

Author Garry Rogers will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter during the tour. Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts, also the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.


Synopsis | Teaser | Review | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

When Corr Syl's friend and fellow warrior Rhya Bright is betrayed by the lynx descendent Able Remington, Corr tracks Rhya to the heart of the enemy Taoso nation ruled by the ruthless Minister Ya Zhōu, a Human who commands a secret network of Tsaeb spies and assassins.

Reactivating an ancient warcraft known as Z99, Corr sets out to save Rhya, who has her own plans for escape.  As he scours the planet and sees the destruction caused by carelessness and selfishness, Corr realizes that he wants to be more than a fighter.

Corr Syl the Terrible is the story of a brave young warrior who must decide if he is more than the swords he carries.

Teaser: Excerpt

Should he go to the Continental Center?  He felt the call of duty, but he couldn’t decide.  He’d been home for a week, and his parents’ care was turning into concern.  A breeze arrived, stirred by the dry air’s shrinking contact with cooling stone.  Should he make his long-planned exploration of the world?  Wouldn’t he be a better warrior and be better fit to serve after he had seen other places?  Must he be a warrior?  The breeze died.  In the cool still air, a cricket sang, and a pygmy owl called.  He wondered if Rhya’s work at the Continental Center would give her enough status to feel equal and return his feelings.

Corr made a slow turn to face the Black Hills.  He was trained to kill.  He had memorized the anatomy of hundreds of species, and he had practiced the precise strikes needed to kill each one.

Corr understood his problem: Tsaeb are born with the instinctive tendency to  life.  Warriors learn to let conscious decisions overcome the instinct.  I have tried, but either my instinct is more powerful than average, or I haven’t trained properly, Corr mused.  Should he return his swords to his teacher and seek another profession?  Would Rhya care if he were a librarian or a gleaner caring for the land?  Shoulders slumped, head down, the young warrior cast an unhappy shadow.

Whistol Farr, the Chairman of the Continental Council, broke into Corr’s reverie.  “Corr, I’ve just learned that someone has taken Rhya.  It happened seventy-five miles west of Brushy Mountain.  Right now that’s all we know.”

Corr Syl the Terrible - available NOW!

UK: purchase from Amazon.co.uk  find on Goodreads
US: purchase from Amazon.com purchase from Barnes & Noble  

About the Author

Garry Rogers is an advocate for wildlife and nature conservation.

A former professor at Columbia University in New York City and author of the award-winning Arizona Wildlife Notebook, Dr. Garry Rogers has appeared on NPR and PBS, and he is often invited to meet with library and school reading groups to discuss his work.

His first novel, Corr Syl the Warrior received the Kirkus Star, and won Arizona Librarians’ OneBookAZ contest (2014—teen category).
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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Corr Syl the Terrible's tour at:

June 5: Unabridged Andra's
June 12: The Reading Addict
June 12: BooksChatter
June 19: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
June 19: Living in a Bookworld
June 19: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
June 26: Lilac Reviews

8 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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  2. Great excerpt, thank you.

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  3. Nikolina and Rita, I am delighted that you liked the excerpt.
    BTW, a revision is underway. The book will be available in a few days.

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  4. Thank you for all of the info. What is going to be different in the new revision?

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    1. Everyone says the action scenes are too brief/abrupt, so I'm filling in the details.

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