Are you ready?
Thomas is swept into Robert Cain’s web of terror
He's forced to fight in a child army
Against the most evil of people
And learns the first casualty of war is the truth
“If you can’t trust yourself, Thomas, who can you trust?”
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Someone banged against his bedroom door.
Thomas jumped and fell out of his chair. “What the?”
“It's me, Thomas. Open up!” His sister, Katherine, yelled.
Thomas bolted to the door, tripped over the chair and slammed his head into the concrete floor.
“Thomas? What's wrong?”
Pain streaked through his head. He rubbed his fingers through his hair and found a lump. “Just...just a sec.”
He staggered to the door and unlocked it. Katherine pushed it into his face before he could turn the handle. Her red hair was stuck to her skin and her pupils were huge, and pushed her blue irises to the rims.
“What is this, Thomas? Look at this text.”
Her phone buzzed like a fly caught behind a window screen. Thomas grabbed it. Her fingers were clammy. He peered into the luminescent screen.
Your children belong to me now.
Katherine bobbed on her toes. “There’s thousands of them. And they’re on TV. Every channel”
“Balls,” he said.
“What?” Katherine asked. Her arms shook and she wrapped them around her stomach.
“I, this isn't possible...everyone?”
“What do you mean? Everyone?”
Thomas stepped to the side. His computer monitor flickered against Katherine’s face and then her tongue as her jaw dropped.
“How? How do you send a message to everyone?” She whispered.
“You don't, Katherine. You can't. It doesn’t seem possible. Not e-mail, phones, Facebook, Tumblr TV, and Twitter. Not all at the same time. I'm scared, Katherine. I, it just can't be. Did you call Chris?”
“I tried. I can't use the phone with these messages coming in. The home phone doesn't work either.”
“Michael,” Thomas said.
“This is it, Katherine. This is what he saw in his vision.”
“You can't know that, Thomas.”
The computer flipped off and plunged the basement into darkness. An air raid siren wound up from outside.
“I didn’t know the town had an air raid siren,” Thomas said.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and getting into trouble. What a great way to grow up. One of my favourite memories is sitting on the handlebars of my brother's bike, my dog on my lap, as he careened down the steep mountain trails above our home in Kamloops, BC. My brother and I had caves, tree forts, frog filled ponds, and cactus patches to play in, and sling shots for protection. Somehow I survived my childhood and proudly moved on to fatherhood. My children, Christopher, Michael, Thomas, and Katherine, kindly donated their names, characters, and ideas to the Boulton Quest series of books.Follow ND Richman on:
Fighters, Feared and Fallen is the third book in the Boulton Quest Series — a series written for reluctant readers but loved by all. You can find the first two books in the series in the links below while waiting for Fighters, Feared and Fallen to be published in August.
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