Ferocity

      Michael Callinglast / Humor / Thrillers & Crime
Ferocity

Ferocity is the story of Jack Tide, a young hitman trying to pass his college exams, maintain a normal life, find out what happened to his girlfriend who dumped him, and assassinate a senator. It's a black comedy adventure thriller in the vein of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity mixed with David Sedaris mixed with James Bond. A story about negotiating love and explosions in the new age.Chaos begins with love. This is a fact that Jackson Tide is rapidly discovering as he negotiates his increasingly chaotic life. Jack's not just a young hitman living in the emerald city of Seattle, but also a college student with dreams of teaching. Now, not only has his girlfriend mysteriously left him, but a powerful organization has hired him to take out a senator. The organization hints that there is more to Jack's past than believed. Questions arise. What is a Ferocity? Who is the enigmatic Mr. Sunset? Why did his girlfriend leave him (and was she cheating on him), can he pass his Humanities test, and is he a sociopath or just unlucky in love? Ferocity is a black comedy adventure thriller in the vein of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity meets David Sedaris meets James Bond. It's a story about relationships in the new millennium and bullets.
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    FEROCITY Chapter Four through Eight

      Michael Callinglast / Humor / Thrillers & Crime
FEROCITY Chapter Four through Eight

FEROCITY CHAPTER FOUR THROUGH EIGHT. Jack Tide's life continues to get complicated and dangerous. Sunset and his men make their move forcing Jack to act on his assassination of the senator. Meanwhile the mystery of Keira is solved when he finally sees her again, with less than perfect results. To compound problems, now he must survive the Indians and pass his Humanities test.Destiny brings a thirteen year old boy and girl together in a wilderness when she escapes from kidnappers and he flees enemy soldiers. Her name is Caelia and she comes from a community hidden in a cavern. He has spent all his life hiding and only learned his true identity two days earlier. They journey together searching for her family and the secret buried chest he seeks.Elsewhere, a remarkable young woman named Graice travels with her mentor Sybille and a man named Holder. Sybille has foreseen that Graice is needed for a task vital to the world in Abbelôn, the beautiful peaceful city captured years earlier by brutal men called the Zafiri – and Sybille’s visions are never wrong. Continuing her efforts begun in Part I of the story, Graice does her best to help Holder, who lost his memory around the same time Abbelôn fell. She and Sybille already know he was once someone important. With the help of the man known as the Wise One of Lucidus and others, they continue the seemingly hopeless journey toward Abbelôn. Across the land, anxiety increases. An army raised by the Zafiri threatens Anglio, a small city on the edge of the civilized world. The pompous monarchs of the Great Cities promise aid but are really only concerned about their own vanity. Fortunately, arms makers in those Cities have invented powerful weapons named for an old word meaning destruction – cannons. Without the approval of their own rulers, a small group of men rush to deliver these weapons before Anglio is attacked.In Zigor, home of the Zafiri, enemies not only have weapons of their own but also breed monstrous beasts. Yet their preparations for the war move slowly. Deceit, mistrust, and jealousy are standard character traits among the Zafiri; and the the Overlords who rule spend more time blaming, backstabbing, and conniving against each other than anything else.When Graice and Holder reach the Pàçian Mountains, they enter the caverns of Annâles-Scientia – Caelia’s home. The people there recognize Holder, calling him by his real name Breyon, and rejoice at his return. Graice discovers that the amulet she wore as a newborn (the only survivor of a shipwreck) is more important than she ever could have expected. Thanks to Graice, Breyon recovers his complete memory and now knows the tragedy of his past.Having been raised in secret, the boy actually knows little about his own background, but Caelia still recognizes who he really is. When they find a buried book about the history of his family, it confirms her guess. “You must come home with me,” she insists and he agrees, but they suddenly realize that Annâles-Scientia isn’t home for either of them – Abbelôn is. They can’t go there yet, but a wild ride on the mighty horse Glori takes them to the caverns. When the two burst through the entrance, the people there – Pàçians – rejoice to see Caelia and gasp in astonishment at him. In the middle of all the people – his people, not just Caelia’s – he declares his identity. The only four people who can free Abbelôn and save the world are now united.
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