Title: Echoes (The Pria Chronicles Book One) Author: Shannon Rieger Summary from Amazon.com: Michael Hilton was six years old when he fell into an unexplained coma. His mysterious powers emerged when he inexplicably awoke, forever changed. Unearthly creatures that once were hidden from view were no longer invisible to him. Like the creatures living incognito amongst the human race, so will Michael attempt to conceal from others his strange powers and abilities. But his ability to see creatures prowling in his world is just the tip of the iceberg.
Chapter One Michael Hilton on the topic of His Flair Like the creatures living incognito amongst the human race, so will I remain anonymous as I write my experiences. I stopped drawing the monsters I see inmy notebooks; it was freaking out myteachers and my parents. They seemed to forget them pretty quickly once I stopped, but it didn’t mean that the monsters were gone. I have to get this burden off my chest since seeing creatures isjust the tip of the iceberg. Some people can climb mountains using only their knowledge of the area, spiked, steel-toed, hiking boots and mere nylon ropes to keep them tethered to the rock. Yeah, those nylon ropes are said tobe strong, difficult to cut on sharp rocks, but you wouldn’t catch me up there trusting my whole life to them. Others can diagnose the most disgusting ailments without throwing up. I just google some of the ailments and my stomach churns… Imagine touching and prodding and poking around… I’d throw up for sure.
I have heard of people in Niagara Falls walking on tightropes or going over The Falls in a barrel. Crazy? Yeah. But they have courage that far surpasses mine any day. I am envious of those who canacton stage, memorizing all the lines, enveloping the role asifit were second nature. Man, I see spots when I have to present something in front ofmy classmates. I just don’t have that sort of stage fearlessness. Have you heard of those who can count the number of matchsticks simply by glancing at a pile ofthem scattered on the floor? Truly remarkable, yes. But what in the world would that power serve?
I have some abilities that are, inmy opinion, way cooler, maybe even unparalleled. I, unfortunately, can’t flaunt them to impress girls; in fact, only a few…er…beings inmy world even know I have them. One of those is a cat. Go figure. And believe me… Henry isn’t impressed.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shannon Rieger is a fiction writer for the Young Adult genre and has completed a series of novels called The Pria Chronicles. She has a significant background in teaching at the secondary school level and uses these experiences to present a seamless, genuine world of conflict for teenagers as a backdrop to the story, while adding the infiltration of creatures from another dimension. Teaching at this level has given her the unique opportunity to create believable characters who think and respond to conflicts like a teen, as well as,an opportunity to include what appeals to them: powers, magic and a hint of dark conflict. Shannon was born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada. Her parents ran programs for at-risk teenagers, and often had a few living in their home over periods of time. She learned patience and empathy, while finding a way to escape the madness by writing fiction, even at a young age. She has written all her life, creating worlds and creatures, placing them carefully into stories using her active imagination as the key to survival. Shannon’s dream isto share her series of novels with the world. What a fun place that would be!
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