Echo: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

After months of hard travel through desolate, Himalayan mountains, I’ve reached a legendary monastery.  Monks escort me through echoing halls, taking me to see the demigod-avatar that supposedly lives at the heart of this ancient sanctuary.  I’m taken past ornate, centuries-old halls into a dimly lit chamber.  A hooded figure sits in a swiveling throne, his back to me.  His arm appears to be stroking something in his lap, possibly a cat.  “What do you want?” he asks in a creaky voice.  “Training,” I gasp, my breath short from climbing leagues of mountains.  “I seek to become more than a man.  A legend.”  The figure begins giggling.  “There is no TRAINING here…there is no aid, no succor.”  The giggles become all-out laughter and he turns in his chair.  Horror upon horrors, the cat in his lap is long dead, and my surroundings morph into an office-high rise.  I’ve been tricked!  My boss has kept me in a marathon powerpoint session and entangled me in a hallucination!  Suddenly he’s on top of me, hands around my throat.  “I’m gonna CHOKE my TPS reports out of you, Kent!”  He throws his head back and howls.  Red-faced and sputtering, I reach in my pocket and open my eReader to Echo.  Magic flash.  I glimpse a flash of cape and cowl as the Dark Knight bursts through the high-rise’s plate glass window.  I see pellets fly from his hand and room is suddenly engulfed in smoke.  A remix of Hans Zimmer’s score AND Elfman’s stuff from Batman The Animated Series begins slicing through the air.  I run to the office kitchenette, grab a bag of popcorn, and start maowing it down as I watch flashes of Batman slamming and jacking up office drones in a smoky haze.  So cool!

Don’t be fooled by the powerpoint.  Counteract it with an ass-kicking nerdgasm.  Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here:  Vol. 1 on Kindle.  Vol. 2 on Kindle here:  Vol.2 on Kindle


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