Two years ago, I wrapped up a long running story arc in the Chess Team books with the novel OMEGA, but as a casualty of that storyline, King was trapped three millennia in the past, and he was made temporarily immortal. He would need to live through the ravages of history until he caught up with the team and his family in the present. I thought it would be fun to look at some of his adventures during that time with standalone novellas, showing different slices of history and King’s way of dealing with those time periods. Of course, because it’s me, he would also have to face mythological or supernatural creatures along the way. Last year I released GUARDIAN with my co-author, J. Kent Holloway. It was the first of the Jack Sigler Continuum series of adventures, and it found King in ancient Babylon, a young immortal and facing a very otherworldly threat.
Today, I’m happy to announce PATRIOT, the second adventure in the Continuum series of novellas, once again co-authored with Kent. This adventure brings you a very different King, after he’s weary from facing the world for centuries, and he’s chosen a very unique way of passing the time.
When I went to see The Martian, I had no idea what to expect. I’ve heard wonderful things about the novel, and it’s been on my to-read list for a very long time. (It’s a long list that gets very little time, and I’m a slow reader.) But, this was the movie. And it was the opening weekend, so Facebook and Twitter hadn’t yet given away the entire plot, which I will attempt to not do as well.
I saw the trailer once, so I knew I was going to see a story about Mark Watney (Matt Damon), an astronaut left behind on Mars when the mission goes FUBAR. I also knew from the trailer that at some point, the crew that left him behind would be heading back to rescue him. What I didn’t know was if he would survive, and if so, how. Once I decided I was going to see it, I ignored everything about it, and even missed the fact that it was directed by Ridley Scott. And I’m glad I didn’t know, because even knowing that would have given me some expectations, and I often find those to be toxic to my enjoyment of a movie.
I got to the theater a half hour early, got a prime spot in one of the theater’s new recliners, and chowed down on a hotdog. When the movie started after twenty minutes of trailers, I was eager to get started, but I wasn’t prepared for it.
When I first wrote PULSE oh so many years ago, I took the plot from HYDRA the very first screenplay I had written (17 years ago). The main character of that screenplay was none other than George Pierce, who became a secondary character in the Chess Team books and Jack Sigler’s closest friend and confidant. George was my very first leading man. Now, seventeen years after he first battled the Hydra in a screenplay so bad you’ll never see it, George has returned to his leading man status in HERCULEAN, where he can finally put his skills and knowledge to use, protecting the past from humanity, and humanity from the past.
Fans of the Jack Sigler thrillers will delight in this new series which brings together characters from Chess Team history and combines them with fresh faces, pitting them against man and myth in stunning, action-packed fashion.
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