Sunday, April 7, 2013

Preview of Captain Hawk's Last Great Adventure

Its mouth opened wide to reveal sharp fangs on on its apelike face.  It woke from its slumber, hungry, and was being graced with its next meal.  It began to charge at them and its hands and feet lightly pounded the ground as it moved in their direction.  The man saw the beast charging at them and they began running towards the open door.  Their boots clumped the ground and the room echoed with each step they took.  The charging beast went straight across the room. As they neared the door, the beast trampled upon the other slumbering beasts.  Startled from their sleep, they woke in anger.  Shrill cries broke the silence and the attention of the beasts were now on the two would be explorer's.  They had reached the doorway and with some difficulty began to close the door as it moved slowly and creaked ever so loudly.  The beast jumped at them with arms spread wide, ready to grasp them, with its mouth opened wide, exposing fangs and all, ready to puncture their skin.   A deep thud was heard on the wooden door for they had closed it just in time.

'That was close' said the man
'You bet your life it was. Those things would have ripped us apart. Damn it Zash, you're going to get us killed. Just don't touch anything in here' said the woman
'I'm sorry Ji. I'll be more careful' Zash said
'Alright, it's time to light the torches' said Ji-yoon

Consequently, they worked in the dark and lit their torches.  They were carrying with them each a satchel with some provisions, their weapons, and their wits.  

Once they lit the torches the light from the flame did not go far.  It revealed to them a close knit space and that explained the musty smell.  They moved down the tunnel with darkness on their horizon.  Moving their torches in circles about them, they were constantly checking the walls and the floor, as they tread carefully awaiting a trap of some sort.  They thought the walls to be made of gold, but were unsure. For moss and dirt had grappled their shiny appearance only to have a few glints here and there that caught their eye. The space around them had grown wider and the air was much more free.  Ji-yoon took one more step and the floor had vanished!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

A quote from Captain Hawk's Last Great Adventure

"As the chambers fall, as do the shrouds of secrecy that once surrounded them." Captain Malcolm Hawk

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Last Great Adventure of Captain Hawk

The Last Great Adventure of Captain Hawk

At deaths door, one man catechizes, leads, and enthralls a crew on his quest for a chance to live one moment more.

Captain Hawk and his crew sail on the Amber Feather. They are on a quest to find pieces of a puzzle to enter a mythical hidden temple on the legendary Bloodied Mist Islands.  They are said to contain a tree granting eternal life.  They will battle on the sea with unmatched rivalry.  They will be caught in the middle of a war.  A race will spurn between four nations to reach the Bloodied Mist Islands in order to obtain the fruit that grants eternal life.

This story will be available for you to purchase, later this year.

More updates will be coming soon.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quickie Book Review (2)

The Giver by Lois Lowry
An inciting tale of a seemingly Utopian society in which everything seems perfect. Then the main character begins to notice what is wrong and feels he needs to do something about it. Overall it keeps the reader at the edge of his seat during the entire book as it begins to pick up speed. A rather slow start that serves its purpose to explain and describe the world that the main protagonist lives in. The climax and twists are gradually revealed to the protagonist at the same time it is revealed to the reader. It gives the sense that you are right there beside the hero when he discovers and feels everything he does.
Overall I give this novel a 7/10(3.5 stars our of 5), given its simplicity of statement and that it is understandable by many ages and is easy enough for a pre-teen to understand and comprehend the great undertones and messages that are explored and presented within the novel. Though not without some flaws and errors that the editor probably missed they are almost passed by without noticing till you read it a fifth time. I recommend it for those interested in possible futures and how a Utopian society does or does not work, it can also serve as great inspiration for a literature or writing project. Also if you are interesting in thought provoking novels this is greatly interest you. A modern classic.
A movie version starring Dustin Hoffman and Jeff Bridges is in production at the moment.
It is predicted that the movie adaption will stay true to the novel and will entice audiences. It is sure to be a good film considering the origin material of the novel.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Friday, June 29, 2012

What the URL of this blog stands for

Readthisyn directly means Read this, Yes, or No.

What to Read Double book Bonus!

Konichiwa! こんにちは

If you are planning a trip to Japan, moving to Japan, interested in a Japanese girl or Boy, or just want to learn a bit of Japanese here are two books for you!
Baron's Japanese Grammar 2nd edition and Japanese At A Glance 4th Edition

These two books present a well thought out illustration and summary of the Japanese language that help you to better understand the language than most books. It also presents a brief history of the language. These two books together should help in your trip and/or communication with the Japanese as the lessons are easy to understand and not only have the katakana and kanji but also the romaji or romanazation of the language so that you can understand what each character sounds like and how it is pronounced.

A great read to help your Japanese class or just by themselves. Enjoy!