My original posts were to my instagram while I was trying to figure out how to actually use my wordpress blog, so my apologies for this being so late! This was my first time doing a blog tour and I have to admit that it was incredibly fun! This was hosted by happylilbooknook.
Summary (taken from Amazon.)
“Know yourself.” Nicholas Forsythe never knew how important those words were at his first year at Glenoak High School until he met Garron. After he is given a mentor by his parents to help guide him through his rebellious phase, Nicholas is initially skeptical of Garron’s methods. Who is he? How does he know so much about Nicholas without meeting him? As Nicholas works to find the answers to these and other questions about the guiding process, he soon uncovers a deep secret about Garron and the guides: they are from the future, working for the mysterious Determinant Industries in an attempt to fix the perils of the past. All is well with the program, but when a brooding figure from Garron’s time threatens to unravel the very events of history, it’s up to Nick and Garron to not only save their lives, but also the entire fate of the future. Through strained friendships, inner battles with identity and free will, and watching the entire world around him morph and change to the whims of an evil dictator, Nick discovers the true meaning of choice and the sacrifice involved in order to truly “know yourself.”
Prologue:Sunset. The bridging between the follies of day and the unexpected ventures of night.A man, tall and lean in stature, stepped through the thresholds of a plate glass door, shutting down the ominous purple light peeking behind him. He looked at his suit. Finely crafted, tailored to his unique size and stature. Black shoes, shined for the occasion, leading to pressed navy pants and a black belt. Covering his torso was a light blue shirt, casual blue tie, all held together with a snug coat. He continued walking forward through the white room. A young woman, holding a clipboard, met him immediately.“Welcome! I see that you arrived here safely.”“Indeed, and my belongings?”“As request, the car you decided on is parked right outside of the building. Lincoln Continental, right?”“Brown paint?”“As noted.”The man smirked, “You know me too well.”The woman smiled, “Simply the instructions you provided us, sir.”The man looked through the adjacent window towards the sunset. “Today is the 22nd, correct?”“Yes, they should be expecting you soon. You contacted them, right?”“Both of them, haven’t talked to the young one yet, but I figured it would be best to do so in person.”“And the school?”“Already taken care of. Did they leave what I requested?”The woman pulled out a small black box and handed it to the man. “And you also requested this.”She reached into her pocket and pulled out a leather-bound notebook. “Still relying on this old trick?”He smiled. “The more some things change, the more others stay the same.” He looked at his watch.“A little behind schedule, but if I know them as well as I do, they won’t mind.”The man took his belongings and walked towards the exit. As he reached for the handle, the woman began saying, “Now, you remember the protocol, right? You’re not allowed to-““I know, I know,” he cut her off. ”Trust me, I wouldn’t dream of it. No use in adding any unnecessary ‘additions’.”“In that case, good luck then. With this one, you’re gonna need it.”The man walked out of the building and entered his loaned car. He looked into the rear-view mirror, adjusted his tie, and pulled out of the driveway.Sunset. The bridge between what can and what will happen.
- It’s About Time – Young the Giant
- Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
- Father and Son – Harry Gregson Williams
- Dark Necessities – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
- Adagio in D Minor – John Murphy
- Time – Hans Zimmer
- The Man Who Sold The World – Midge Ure
- The Way (Instrumental) – Zack Hemsey
- The Funeral – Band of Horses
- Landslide – Smashing Pumpkins
- Free Will – Rush
About The Author
Justin Chandler is an aspiring educator, currently finishing his last year at Appalachian State University as a Middle Grades Education major. Residing in Connelly Springs, NC, Justin has written short stories for years and has recently contributed articles for websites such as TheOdyssey. His twin brother,
Dustin, is attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a Screenwriting major. In his free time, Justin enjoys hiking, reading, and practicingBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu.