by Joshua Pantalleresco
The Watcher, book three
Greater Worlds than These...
Following the events of Stormdancer, the Watcher receives a vision in a dream of a city in turmoil. The dream haunts him, as does a voice that insistently repeats, ‘Help me,’ night after night. Leaving the safety of the tower of scientists behind, the Watcher and his friends embark on the final leg of their journey to locate the source of the message and come face to face with their most difficult obstacle yet; doubt.
Though they trust the Watcher, Kristen and the others can’t help but fear that the voice in his head is driving him mad and leading them all to their deaths. Even the Watcher is afraid. He knows that listening to this voice risks everything he has obtained up until this point, but he can’t help but continue to follow it, driven forward by curiosity and an instinctive need.
Beyond volcanoes, rock people, and a desert of nothing but crystal, lies the City at the End of the World. And there, the Wandering God awaits...
Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Adventure, Epic Poetry, Graphic Art
this is a dream
I remember lying down, closing my eyes
reuniting with them all again
now I'm here
looking up at a magical structure
pointing straight to the heavens
lots of little structures stand alongside it
all pointing up
flying chariots shaped like birds
soar in the air
the scene shifts
grounded chariots march with the birds in the sky
rolling boxes point their cannons toward the chariots
people look around in fear and awe
they fight and fight
spewing more fire from the tips of their guns
the chariots stay still in the air
no matter how much we fight them
we cannot hurt them
a blinding light shatters the sky
the chariots, structures, and boxes are devoured inside it
I hear a thousand screams of terror
and then all is still
About the Author:
Joshua Pantalleresco writes fiction, poetry and comics. He also loves to do interviews. He has written columns for comicbloc and allpulp and currently does so for comicmix. The Watcher is his second book of poetry. He resides in Calgary.