YA SciFi Novella – Corr Syl the Terrible – Coming May 2, 2015

Corr Syl the Terrible by Garry Rogers

Corr Syl 5--HollandThis young-adult science-fiction story follows the warrior Corr Syl as he searches for kidnapped Rhya Bright.  It adds a chapter to the young warrior’s life, and creates a new challenge for Earth’s Tsaeb (silent T, long a) Warriors.

When a mysterious enemy takes Rhya away in a helicopter, Corr borrows an old Tsaeb aircraft and follows. The ship looks like an aerodynamically unsound blue egg, but it has advanced capabilities that Corr discovers as he defends against bombs, missiles, and a fiery trap in a waste incinerator. The search for Rhya takes Corr half way around the world to a dark volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean.

CoZhous Island 3x4 and one halfrr Syl and Rhya Bright are Tsaeb warriors. They are rabbit descendants with gray fur, auburn eyes, and long whiskers. Like all Tsaeb, they love humor. Corr is a becoming a master of the corny one-liner–If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try skydiving—that’s Corr.

Humans are a recent addition to the Tsaeb civilization. They resemble Tsaeb mammals, but they tend to have more bare skin.  Human intelligence is not well-developed.  Most members of the species are unable to foresee the consequences of their actions and so they are a continuing source of environmental problems.

Corr Syl the Terrible has a linear plot focused on rescuing Rhya Bright. But the book is also about Corr’s problem with taking life. Corr’s training taught him the mortal weaknesses of hundreds of species, but he can’t reconcile killing with his natural urge to protect life. How far should one go in defense of self and friends? Corr returns to this question throughout the book, and in the end, finds an answer that changes Earth’s future.

Corr Syl the Terrible ($9.95, 120 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, ISBN: ) will be available at neighborhood and online bookstores in early May, 2015. Excerpts and an advance reader copy are available here.

P.S.  No one likes the cover–working on a new one.

International Book Award for Corr Syl

Corr Syl the Warrior just won the 2014 BIB, an international award for Independent publishers.

BIB Reviews:

“An intriguing story for all ages that both delights and informs.”
-The Jelly Bomb Review-
“Take an adventure with a warrior rabbit who works hard to bring
harmony to his habitat.  A fun read that presents a meaningful
message.” -Best Indie Books-

Other Awards for Corr Syl:

Arizona State Library 2014 OneBookAZ Teen Literature.

Kirkus Star: Awarded to books of exceptional merit.Kirkus Star. “A beautifully written novel that will captivate sci-fi fans of all ages.”  Kirkus reviews (starred review). –June, 2013Kirkus Reviews:    Best Indie Books of 2013.

New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards.–2013

Arizona Authors’ 2013 Published Fiction Literary Awards.

Five Stars from Readers’ Favorite, 2013Readers' Fav 5-star-large

Amazon:  14 reviews, average 4.14 stars.

Barnes & Noble:  5 reviews, average 5 stars.

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