Excelsior – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘Semminex wondered how many tazer shots Radifen had taken today, since the older Denarian was definitely developing a tolerance to them. He lost count of how many times Radifin stood against the guards, shouting his blistering sermons that reverberated through the walls of the prison, catching the attention of the men and women around them.
Even though Semminex couldn’t see them, he could hear the cacophony of the prisoners banging metal and flesh against the cell doors, as Radifen’s voice penetrated through the walls of the prison. Radifen would declare that the days of the Krunations’ perversion of their planet were coming to an end. The Krunations’ emperor, Nocterar, would fall to their protector Excelsior, who would return to his people and destroy this monstrosity of a castle that these prisoners were forced to create.
The guard noticed that Radifen was quieter than usual, so he was only given a mild tazing before the door was opened and he was shoved back inside. The Denarian prisoner limply fell inside the cell. Before the cell door shut, the guard looked over his shoulder and saw where he had to go next. Grannik’s cell. The guard drew a deep breath, slid his key back into the lock, then turned around and looked to his left and his right to see if another guard was nearby. Nobody was there. As the guard looked down to activate his communicator on his wrist, Radifen slid under the cell door as it was closing and slipped out of sight.’
Matthew Peters is a high school student who has an uncanny knack for writing and drawing his own web comic, which he publishes on his own internet site. His popular series “Excelsior” is now starting to gain a broader audience. His characters from another world far, far away must be perfectly written and illustrated, and his list of followers is quickly growing.
Matthew started having dreams and visions of his Excelsior characters and stories after visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was a small child. On display there was a sword that had been discovered during an excavation in Greenland. He had slipped past the guards and actually touched the sword before being caught. Little did Matthew know but his touching the sword would change his life forever.
Not far from where the sword was discovered, another discovery was made. A body was found that was believed to be thousands of years old. What baffled the archeology team the most was the lack of decay showing on the body. And when Dr. Katherine Sierra was able to view this “ice” man, she knew who he was and where he came from. And when she spotted the glowing gem held in one of his hands, she knew she was running out of time before mass destruction would take place. It was up to her to find the one person who would save not only Earth but also the planet of Denab IV. And that person could be none other than Matthew Peters.
Excelsior took me through a few “fiery” loops. This book is filled with adventure, action and addiction. I couldn’t wait to turn the page to see how the characters would not only live through but also flourish into the next event.
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