Corr Syl the Terrible by Garry Rogers–Details & Description

Book Details

  • Title: Corr Syl the Terrible
  • Author: Garry Rogers
  • ASIN (Kindle) / ISBN (print):  / 978-1511694070
  • Format: Kindle eBook and trade paperback (131 pp)
  • Publication: Kindle: April 15, 2015  –  Print: April 17, 2015
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Genre: Science Fiction, #EcoSciFi
  • Audience: Young Adult (teens)
  • Mood: Intense, Optimistic
  • Rating: PG (Violence (not graphic), but no profanity or erotica
  • Purchase: eBook $2.99, Paperback $12.99
  • Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Neighborhood Booksellers

Garry Rogers Contact Information:

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  • Phone: (928) 925-7191
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  • Mail: PO Box 1011, Humboldt, AZ 86329-1011

Description of Corr Syl the Terrible

Corr Syl the Terrible is set on Earth, but in an alternate reality where sentient animals have evolved alongside Humans. Corr Syl is a member of the Tsaeb (silent T, long a) civilization. The Tsaeb are descended from various creatures and possess unique abilities that far outstrip Human capabilities, including the power to heal and adapt as well as the drive to live in harmony with nature.

In the wake of the July war, which shattered the long-standing peace between the civilizations, Corr Syl questions his role as a warrior, unsure if he can overcome his Tsaeb instincts for the preservation of all life. He is left little time to wonder when his friend and fellow warrior Rhya Bright is betrayed by the lynx descendent Able Remington. Corr tracks Rhya to the heart of the enemy Taoso nation ruled by the ruthless Minister Ya Zhōu, a Human who commands a secret network of Tsaeb spies and assassins.

Reactivating an ancient warcraft known as Z99, Corr sets out to save Rhya, who has her own plans for escape. Corr Syl the Terrible is the story of a brave young warrior who must decide if he is more than the swords he carries.

About the Author, Garry Rogers

Garry Rogers is an author and advocate for wildlife and nature conservation. His previous publishing experience includes his first novel, Corr Syl the Warrior, which has won several awards ( His recent Arizona Wildlife Notebook won the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Award for best reference work. In addition, his research, university-press books, and peer-reviewed articles on historical landscape change have given him an in-depth understanding of human impacts on natural processes. The research and his nature conservation experiences ( motivated and informed his work on the Tsaeb civilization explored in the Corr Syl books.

Recent Posts

Birds of Coldwater Farm

My Birds of Coldwater Farm is complete at last. It is an illustrated guide to 146 bird species seen at Coldwater Farm during the first two decades of the Twenty-first Century. I included photographs, conservation status, and comments on species abundance trends at the Farm. Keywords:  Birds, Coldwater Farm, Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona, Conservation, Natural History.

The book’s primary purpose is to serve as a record of the birds at Coldwater Farm. I want future naturalists to know how rich our lives were so they will know what can come again as evolution fills the holes Homo sapiens blew in Earth’s ecosystems.

Bird Identification

The photographs in this book will give you a name for many of the birds you see. However, you will also want a field guide. You can find one in most bookstores and you can download an app for your phone. Field guides help you distinguish similar bird species and they provide much more information than this book. Away from my desk, I use the Audubon Society Bird Guide app. It has pictures, recordings, range maps, and descriptions of each species’ preferred habitat and its mating, nesting, and feeding behavior. It also describes nests, eggs, and conservation status. At my desk, I use the fabulous Cornel Lab Birds of North America Online. Both the Audubon app and the Cornel Lab website have simple interactive tools that will let you become an instant success at bird identification (

Bird Conservation

With concern for the health and survival of the birds, I dug into the published conservation literature on each species. I found that two species at the Farm, the Southwest Willow Flycatcher, and the Yellow-billed Cuckoo are on the U. S. endangered species list and other species are in decline.

The book is available in all the usual places, but since the bookstores and libraries are closed, you have to buy it online or direct from the publisher. This is the Amazon link. The book’s retail price is $39.95, but if you want a PDF copy, click here.

Rogers, Garry. 2020. Birds of Coldwater Farm, Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona, Birds
Observed  During the First Two Decades of the Twenty-First Century. Coldwater
Press, Prescott, AZ. 177 p.

Most of the birds are shown in the Photo Gallery

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