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Friday, May 2, 2014

"Futuristic world full of gladiator-style fighting." Parcel by @_QuinnRAustin_ #scifi



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Parcel

Emperium Series

Written by Austin Quinn

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian




Imagine being frozen through the ages, blind and unaware of the world around you. Your friends and family are distant memories of a life you no longer remember. The present you knew has turned to history, and history has turned to myth.

Enter young Leo, a boy who’s centuries long slumber is disturbed when he's kidnapped by men looking to make a profit. The awkward teen quickly catches the eye of a rich, eccentric, and silver haired woman, who happens to be the owner of one of the most ruthless gladiator schools in the city.

His new home seems like it's been plucked from the pages of a twisted history book. Its blood soaked coliseum defies all logic, the sadistic emperor gives narcissism a whole new meaning, and there’s a peculiar pairing of ancient Roman culture with futuristic technology. Years pass as he slowly acclimates to the inner workings of the city, but he never quite fits in with the other slaves.

What is his true name, and where did he come from? Is he in the future or the past? Who is the beautiful girl in the marketplace with the soft green eyes? These are all questions he’s vowed to find the answers to, if he could just break free of his bonds. The only problem is, he’ll be killed if he leaves without permission, and there’s a massive wall surrounding the metropolis that ends in death for all those who try to climb it.

Fate, however, decides to lend a helping hand, and Leo’s life takes a dramatic turn after a horrific accident in his master’s gravity bay. Fighters who can handle its strain are rare, and his bones nearly crack when the gravity unexpectedly increases while he’s cleaning it. After the accident, his master realizes there's more to him than meets the eye. She sets him on a path that could not only lead to the answers he seeks, but also change the fate of the entire city. The only question is, can he survive training while his body weighs over half a ton?



An excerpt from

Parcel


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Here's what

Fans are saying


This story starts off intriguing and keeps you reading to find out what is going on! There are so many surprising twists that you have to keep reading to find out what happens next.

Leo is such a kind hearted, funny character, you feel protective of him through the whole story. 

This Author has such an amazing imagination!

I can't wait to read the next book to find out where Leo came from and what the real truth is!
— Susie


Really great concept: a futuristic world full of gladiator-style fighting and new physics.

I definitely wanted to find out more about Leo and his past.

I enjoyed the gravity training and the fight scenes.



Author Bio

Austin Quinn


Well... I'm lucky to be one of those people that never have a shortage of ideas when it comes to writing. My typical routine includes thinking of 2-3 new book ideas while finishing my current piece. 

My biggest fear is not having the time to tell the world all the stories that are patiently awaiting their turn in my head. 

As for more detailed information, I'm a college student working two jobs with a baby on the way. Needless to say writing time is hard to come by, but I tend to manage. I'm majoring in criminal justice and my unborn child is a boy. His name will be Riley and I'm both excited and nervous beyond all reason.

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