Author: Garry Rogers
Title: Corr Syl the Terrible
Publication Date: May 2nd 2015
When Corr Syl's 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. As he scours the planet and sees the destruction caused by carelessness and selfishness, Corr realizes that he wants to be more than a fighter. Corr Syl the Terrible is the story of a brave young warrior who must decide if he is more than the swords he carries.
Corr Syl, a rabbit warrior (he's a human shaped being but still keeps some of the characteristics of his origin species) has started his own journey, trying find a place he fits in and get away from the war between humans and Tsaeb (silent T, long a). The Tsaeb are animals that have evolved into intelligent beings far more capable than humans.
But when his long time crush and best friend Rhya, is in danger because of her work which involves helping humans, Corr Syl sets out to find her. It will be a difficult and full of surprises quest. Corr Syl will make new allies and meet old friends that will help him het back.
This is a book far more different than everything I have ever read. Sometimes that's a good thing because you read something other than the usual YA Sci-fi genre. It was refreshing, fast-paced and the author gave us a lot to think and reconsider about environmental issues, life on Earth in general and what not only people but other beings do for power.
I recommend it to everyone who loves to read YA Sci-fi. Also, it would be good if you could read the first book in the series, in order to familiariaze with the characters' names and the world the book takes place.
During the ten-million years of war following the dinosaur extinction, Tsaeb warriors had built flying warcraft. One of them sat in the catacombs beneath the Continental Center Museum. Corr’s teacher, Halbert Sims, assumed the plane used antimatter power. Antimatter engines exhausted super-hot air that would add a problem to the complex concerns of the Tsaeb gleaners who cared for the land. No Tsaeb wanted that.
However, Rhya was an important person. Her need justified the plane’s use—if it still worked. Corr called the museum, introduced himself to the curator, and asked if he could use the old aircraft.
“Of course you can use the craft. Anyone can, but you are the first to ask while I have been here. I remember seeing a warrior symbol on the side, so I guess it belonged to the warrior guild. Let me look it up.”
While he searched for the craft’s records, the curator said, “Corr, the old warcraft is mysterious. Warriors must have built it near the end of the Age of War. It’s the oldest relic in the museum. I saw it when I started working here—it looked shiny and new. Ah, here’s the access number. I have to go to the vault.”
A few minutes later, the curator said, “I found a folder, but there’s nothing in it except a sheet of blue material inscribed with two lines. The first line says ‘Key’ followed by a series of letters and numbers. The second line says ‘Designation: IOZ-1899.’
AUTHOR Bio and Links
Garry Rogers is an advocate for wildlife and nature conservation. A former professor at Columbia University in New York City and author of the award-winning Arizona Wildlife Notebook, Dr. Garry Rogers has appeared on NPR and PBS, and he is often invited to meet with library and school reading groups to discuss his work. His first novel, Corr Syl the Warrior received the Kirkus Star, and won Arizona Librarians’ OneBookAZ contest (2014—teen category).
Corr Syl the Terrible (paperback: $9.95, 120 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: . EBook: $2.99, ISBN: ) will be available at neighborhood and online bookstores on May 2, 2015. Excerpts and an advance reading copy are available at garryrogers.com (http://garryrogers.com/corr-syl-the-terrible).
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