If We Could Time Travel…Oh The Places We Would Go
In honor of The Lost Imperials release, we have compiled our top five places we would each time travel to if we could.
Tyler – May 25th, 1977: so I could be the first person in line to watch the very first Star Wars movie. Actually, maybe the 23rd or 24th, did people wait in line overnight for movies back then?
Sherry – December 16, 1773: I’d like to dress up and help Sam Adams and the boys wreck some tea in Boston Harbor. Something about it just makes me rebellious little heart skip a beat.
Tyler – October 21st 2015: I would warn Marty McFly that there are NO HOVERBOARDS or rehydrators that cook a delicious pizza in a matter of seconds in the future. #Futurefail
Sherry – February 26, 1745: Versailles, France. The French King Louis XV meets Madame de Pompadour for the first time and immediately installs her as his mistress. I have a soft spot for court intrigue anyway, and to be a fly on the wall at that party would be hella cool.
Tyler – September 9th, 1984: I would tell young me that his glasses and braces are sick, and to hold on to them because the will be back in style in 2015.
Sherry – November 22, 1963, Dallas, TX. I’ve got a soft spot for conspiracy theories, so i’d be all over that grassy knoll looking for a shooter the day JFK was shot.
Tyler – June 4th, 2475: I really want to travel to space and hopefully it will be easy for anyone to do it in 2475 it. Then I can say that spent my 500th birthday on Mars. I wonder what Martian cake tastes like?
Sherry – July 8, 1947, Roswell NM. For the same reason as above.
Tyler – Middle Earth: is this a time I can travel to? I’m going with yes…sure I’m way too tall and wouldn’t fit easily in their world. But what a fun place to hang out, have second breakfast, take a nap, and awaken to elevenses. Napping and eating all day? Sign me up.
Sherry – July 362, Mieza, Macedonia. This was the final month of Alexander the Great’s tutelage with Aristotle. Alex was 16 and left to begin his domination of the known world. I’ve often wondered, how much those teachings formed him into the man he became, and I’m very curious about the things they discussed. Throw some of that knowledge on me, bro!
by Tyler H. Jolley & Sherry D. Ficklin
What should be a routine mission leaves Ethan with a serious problem. He’s fractured—a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream.
Forced to face his dark past and a decision he may never forgive himself for, he will be trained unlike any of the others, to become a true guardian for time. If he accepts, it will mean leaving everyone he loves behind. If he refuses, time itself could unravel. After a glimpse of the dark future awaiting them all, he will have to choose between destiny and desire. Will he rise up and take his place as a defender of the natural order, or will he watch as all of time burns at the hands of the girl he loves?
Welcome to the time war.
by Tyler H. Jolley & Sherry D. Ficklin
Stein has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past—and that’s always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew—and everyone she thought she could trust—has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.
During a test to verify her bloodlines, Stein makes a terrible discovery. She is carrying a rare genetic mutation that is slowly killing her. Unsure who to turn to and running out of time, she has no choice but to turn to Tesla—her most hated enemy—for help. But can she trust the man who she’s been fighting against her whole life, or will she end up another piece in his deadly game of cat and mouse with the people who betrayed her so long ago?
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About the Authors:
Tyler H. Jolley is a sci-fi/fantasy author and full-time orthodontist, periodontist (see: Overachiever). He divides his spare time between writing, reading, mountain biking, and camping with his family.
Sherry D. Ficklin is a full-time writer and internet radio show host with more mouth then good sense. She has a serious book addiction, but continually refuses treatment, much to her husband’s chagrin.
Tyler and Sherry met one fateful day and bonded over their love for books, science fiction, and donuts. Their first co-written novel came shortly after. Now, they still do all those other things, but also go to various steampunk conventions and events under the guise of ‘research’. They can often be found lurking on the Lost Imperials Facebook page or over on the official website, www.thelostimperials.com.