BARNES AND NOBLE REVIEW: THE YOUNG GUARDIANS AND THE GENESIS SPELL

The first volume of my series, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell, received another review on Barnes and Noble:

“I began reading I found myself remembering my own childhood dreams of being a Superhero. I wanted to continue reading the book to find out all of their strengths and weakness, and see if they all choose the path of fighting evil. Still wondering about Brick Baxter and if or how he may re-appear in the future.

The plot is left open for future installments. I wonder where that may lead.”

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CONCEPT: DYSTOPIA

In my earlier posts, I described how a utopia would play a role in my sequel trilogy and the fifth volume of my series. With this in mind, I plan to portray the opposite of a utopia in both my fourth and fifth volumes. In the fourth volume, something cataclysmic happens in the Young Guardians’ battle with their latest enemies that causes the planet to be all but ruined and society on the verge of collapse. Because this dystopia would be heavily infested with disorder and chaos, it would be the perfect working environment for superheroes such as the Young Guardians and their allies. This ruined world will be the stage for the final battle between the Young Guardians and Vogan and his army. However, the events that will lead up to this dystopia would simultaneously pave the way for the utopia that will appear at the end of the fifth volume.

WRITING UPDATE: SHORT STORY COVER ILLUSTRATION

Good news! Having completed the negotiations to have the cover illustration for the short story, the school who helped me at my book signing at WonderCon said that they will be refining the cover illustration. So far, I saw the cover illustration and am pleased with how it looks. If the illustration looks good by itself, I cannot wait to see what it will look like with the adjustments the school will make. The modifications should be completed within the next two weeks, which means I can begin publication for this new short story around the start of summer. I look forward to the completion of this latest project and proceeding to the next one. Wish me luck!

SUPERPOWER: TELEPATHY

One of the most iconic superhuman abilities is the ability to read and influence the minds of others. Some wielders of this power can simply read the thoughts, memories, and emotions of other people. Others can influence the minds of others such as projecting illusions or directly controlling their targets’ actions. A few can induce psychological pain or destroy the mind altogether. One of the main characters of my series, Gregory Kennedy, has telepathy included in his arsenal, but mainly uses it to perform psychic sweeps when locating a target for the team or interrogating a suspect. However, as the series progresses, Gregory’s usage of telepathy will continue to evolve. In addition, the main villain of the series, Vogan, can utilize telepathy in a much more powerful form by communicating with every person on the planet simultaneously, but in volume five, it will be revealed that Vogan uses telepathy for much darker and more destructive applications. In my future sequel trilogy, one of the Young Guardians’ great grandchildren will have an affinity for telepathy as well.

MY FIRST WRITTEN WORKS

Before I started writing The Young Guardians Universe, I experimented with various genres and wrote prototype stories throughout 6th grade. Among these written works were two stories I thought would be my main works.¬†The first revolved around a band of time traveling companions who visit the time right before the dinosaurs existed. The second revolved around a sword and sorcery world, which originally included Tinisha Dolaira before I decided to use her in The Young Guardians Universe. I tinkered and experimented with these works for months, believing they would be my main works.¬†Ultimately, I decided to abandon them in favor of other possible genres because the time traveling story was stuffed with information few people would understand and I was not experienced enough to write the sword and sorcery story the way I wanted it. Still, even though these works did not become my life’s work, they still caught the attention of my teachers and I graduated with honors and became an occasional guest on Career Day as a result. It was not until i was in my junior year of high school that I decided to start The Young Guardians Universe. Fortunately, now that I am far more experienced and refined my writing style enough, I am thinking of resurrecting the sword and sorcery story as part of The Young Guardians Universe in order to explain Tinisha’s origins.