Days after the events featured in The Watcher, the Watcher is taken hostage by a dragon, leaving Kristen, Will and Nicki alone in a strange new world. With no choice but to try and rescue their friend, Kristen and the others must travel through ancient cities, forgotten burial grounds, and eventually into the heart of the great storm.
Faced with the unknown, will they be able to traverse the storms that stand before them as well as ones within their own hearts?
Title: Stormdancer (Sequel to The Watcher)
Author: Joshua Pantalleresco
Genre(s): Poetry, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Length: Approx. 104 pages.
Release date: October 1, 2015
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Appropriate for all ages from Young Adult to Adult.
we follow the broken trail
fumbling through the forest and trees
still learning how to move
this isn’t like the compound
this trail was carved with his blades
who is the hunter
and why did they only capture him?
why not capture us all, if they bested him?
is this a trap?
it would makes sense if it was
maybe they could only take one of us
or maybe they thought there was just him
all we know is that we must press forward
Nicki, the mouse
and Me, the girl of stone
Nicki seems unsure of the forest
it makes her feel smaller than she already feels
a mouse moving in a giant field
wondering if large predators watch her
I can’t even begin to know what he is thinking
he acquired (stole) the lens he has
the one that makes distances seem smaller
and is using it to examine the ground
he had been using it at the camp before
looking at all the little things around us
grabbing and bugs and things that seem gross
that's what I saw anyway
he sees a world
other people slaving in tinier places
building their own kingdoms beneath us
he wonders if they have dragons too
I think he’s crazy
worlds within worlds...
does that mean there is something bigger out there?
something larger building vaster worlds than this?
do they even know we’re here?
I shake my head
there can’t be more...can there?
Meet the Author
Joshua Pantalleresco writes stuff. It's even on his business card. This is a succinct way of saying that in addition to writing poetry, he also does interviews, columns, comics, prose and anything possible with the written word. When he isn't writing, he's playing with podcasts, filming stuff, fiddling with alternative medicine, travelling, talking to people and pretending he is a rockstar. Stormdancer is his second book through Mirror World Publishing. He lives in Calgary.
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