Chapter 1 begins 12 years prior to the prologue. Here we are introduced to a pair of Candidate Players by the names of A-3 and P-3, and we are given a glimpse into the lives they live in the Thompson Training School. Hopefully this chapter can give you a better understanding of the world of Gladiator, where teachers and Punishers alike prepare Candidates for their future in the Game with the Academy mantra: "You are strong. You are elite. You are Candidate Players, the next generation."
The Barrier is one of those stories with more than one , which can get tricky. For your benefit as well as mine, I have written this story in third person to help us all keep track. That being said, throughout this story you will hopefully get to know characters like Matt Reed, Wallace Bates, and Evelyn Whyte as they join Craig McCain to tell you a fantastic story filled with mystery, treachery, and a touch of imagination. Of course, this is only part one, so you'll have to wait until later to get the whole story. But for now, I hope you enjoy The Barrier - Part 1!
Dr. Killian Fitch is a Dracologist. That is to say, he studies dragons. This story is a bit unusual in the sense that it is rather short and detailed in Dr. Fitch's ramblings, but I hope you will enjoy it. It's quirky, it's weird, but if you've ever been interested in dragons it is something that may just get you thinking about them again.
This is the first chapter to a very complicated book, so I apologize if it seems to leave a lot of open ends. It was originally called Catastrophe, after the bomb, but then it turned out to have so much more to it than that. As a story in itself, it is not quite as descriptive as a lot of other stories, but it does have a lot of action to make up for it. So read on, enjoy the ride, and try not to let Dan Rogers set you against cargo choppers.
Gladiator is my first serious attempt at a novel, born out of the ashes of several short stories I wrote in 2016. While you may not be able to tell by reading the prologue alone, the story is light sci-fi, plunging you into a realm where people dabble in genetic engineering and futuristic technology. So with that in mind, read on! I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.