Monday, November 25, 2013

*Tour Stop*
"The Wolf of Descarta" by Daniel Pike!


The Dream Box Series, #1

~Release Date:
November 21st, 2013

~Publisher: The Zharmae Publishing Press

~Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

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Jaren Reese is just another red collar trapped at the bottom of Descarta’s genetic caste system. But in the Dream Box, he has forged a new digital identity for himself: Balmus, the Wolf Knight.

Balmus has long since carried a torch for the Linker Petra, but he doesn’t know her, not really. Outside of the Dream Box she is just another one of his fantasies. But Brea Morgen is the real thing– a living, breathing person who desires Jaren for who he truly is, not merely what he pretends to be. 

When the Dream Box that Jaren depends on crashes due to the evolution of a hostile A.I. life form, a secret military branch commissions a team of gamers and hackers to go back into the corrupted Dream Box to eliminate the threat and Jaren is given the chance of a lifetime—though it comes at a price—and Jaren now needs to decide just how much he’s willing to lose because the war about to be waged will be one on two fronts - the corporeal and the virtual.


Balmus shut his eyes to the sparks.

The mace sang against his helm and rung in his ears. His visor crumpled under the stroke. It was now a jagged line of light hovering over the bridge of his nose, blocking his vision. Balmus cursed as he centered his shield.

What did you expect? he chided. The Jackal Knight, the Crimson Hind, the Grim One, and the Leech... They were worthy opponents, every one. But this is the Lion Knight, the Paragon. He reads the language of the angels...

The crowd that had gathered here for the tournament of champions roared as another impact spun his shield, stirring his heels together. 

He staggered for the shelter of the boundary marker. Circling back, he swung his ax across his body in a wide, desperate arc.

A dull clamor of steel, a swell of silence, and then all was lost to the thunder of a thousand voices. A smile tugged at the corners of The Wolf Knight’s mouth. At least that shot had connected.

Just a little farther now, and this bastard has to grant quarter...


Daniel Pike is a high school English teacher, author, blogger, and father of two energetic daughters, Aurie and Kiera. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from ASU as well as his Masters in Education. His first novel, Repressed Memories, was written when he was 17 years old and high on anime. He openly admits that most of the writing took place in his Algebra class. We may forgive him for that. 

His most recent offerings include The Wolf of Descarta, book one in his Dream Box Trilogy.

~ Connect with Daniel Online ~




2 comments:

  1. Congrats to Daniel on his new book - it's exciting it's the first in a trilogy. I like genre mash-ups, and this sounds like a great one. Thanks! :-)

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    1. It does sound like a great book, for sure! Thanks for stopping by Lexa! :)

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