A Shadow Passed Over the Son

Book One of THE GO-KIDS

Author: Ryan Schneider
Pages: 100
Language: English
Publication date: 21/01/2012
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Thirteen-year-old Parker Perkins has the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Kingdom City, New York.


On the eve of his 13th birthday, Parker Perkins stands in the corner of his bedroom, his back against the wall. Constant, terrifying nightmares plague his sleep and he stares at his bed, exhausted, almost delirious, yet afraid to crawl under the covers. The brilliant lights of Kingdom City’s skyline glow on the other side of the glass wall of Parker’s bedroom on the 140th floor of Sky City South.

It has been a trying day and Parker is desperate to sleep. His dad is coming home on leave from the war tomorrow. It is Parker’s ultimate birthday present and he wants to look rested, so his dad won’t worry about him. Parker has only memories and 3-D lasergraphs to remind him of his mother, killed in The Attack three years ago, just before his dad quit his job and joined the Special Forces.

In the morning, Parker will enjoy a buffet breakfast with his best friend Bubba Black, perhaps receive a Happy Birthday greeting from Sunny Harper, with whom Parker has shared many tender moments in anticipation of their first kiss. Parker will then go with his dad to Sky City Hobbies and Toys, where he will get in line with the thousands of other kids eagerly waiting to meet their heroes Colby Max and Igby Fry, stars of the smash-hit Go-Boy feature films. Colby and Igby are even bringing their Go-Boy Battle-Suits. Parker yearns to get up close to a Battle-Suit. Though he likes Colby Max and Igby Fry and loves their movies, it is the Battle-Suit he most adores.

In the morning, on his way out the door, Parker literally bumps into a man in a menacing uniform. He knows instantly his birthday is not going to go as planned.

A SHADOW PASSED OVER THE SON is the first installment in the epic urban fantasy adventure series THE GO-KIDS, a series involving young protagonists dealing with universal themes of growing up, friendship, and loss of innocence, themes of children coming of age in an age of war.

Ride along during the ongoing adventures of Parker, Sunny, Bubba, Igby, and Colby, characters readers will come to know and love.
El vendedor asume toda la responsabilidad de esta entrada.
I am a husband, aspiring father, writer, and novelist.

I write fiction. I will make you think and feel. That is my job.

I write in many genres. I try to write stories I would enjoy reading.

My work is sometimes dark and heavy, sometimes light and fun, even romantic.

I am happily hard at work on Book Six of The Go-Kids series, the epic tale of a thirteen-year-old boy named Parker who has the weight of the world on his shoulders, and the lives of his friends in his hands.

I earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of the Pacific, where I was a college newspaper staff writer and film critic, as well as co-host of a radio show. I then studied screenwriting and independent producing at UCLA.

I have written and published five novels, a collection of short stories, a dozen screenplays, and many essays. I also co-produced a 35mm short film.

I am also a commercially-licensed pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings. I have flown various aircraft: Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Piper Arrow and Piper Seminole.

I live in Palm Springs, CA with my wife Taliya. Taliya is a singer/songwriter and musician. Her music has been likened to Enya, Yanni, and Sarah McLachlan. Taliya plays guitar, piano, and flute. She was awarded a Guinness World Record for recording her original song "Flower Child" in 15 languages. She has toured much of Europe and the United States. She has written and produced two albums and is currently in the studio at work on her third album.

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