The Knight Before The Dawn | Chapter 1The Knight Before The Dawn | Chapter 1 by Crimsonight
The pain was unbearable. It wasn't such a pain that could be healed with bacta or quelled by counseling. The pain was a chronic consequence of emotional restraint. Jedi Padawan Learner Barriss Offee had spent her entire life learning how to control her emotions and focus her mind on only what she wanted to see; what she was supposed to see. It was her duty as a Jedi to take in the galaxy around her and participate in its events as a peacekeeper. However, it was also her duty to serve the Galactic Republic Senate and the Jedi Order. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine her basic duties would ever contradict one another. It was beginning to come clear though that she could not continue down a path of ignorance when she was no longer blind to certain truths.
Every single time the Republic approached a situation in the Clone Wars, negotiation was treated like an annoying formality. So many respectable Jedi Masters would even complain about a lack of action. General Skywalk
For decades the government has plotted in secret, but now one of their secrets comes back to bite them.
Summer begins with nuclear bombs raining down on US cities.
Even though Granddad taught him to prepare for the apocalypse, Rolf is helpless to save him from men with military-style weapons and vehicles. Having no other place to go, he heads to the Walls’ ranch in Beaver County. To his dismay, only Ivy, the Walls’ teenage daughter, is there, leaving no adults to take charge. The rest of the family are trapped in Russia, unable to make it back to Montana because of the Bombing.
Rolf and Ivy will be no match for the looters who are sure to come. When the first wave is about to overwhelm them, their prayers for help are answered in the form of genetically modified animals who escaped from a secret government lab a decade ago.
When an even more dangerous enemy driver into town, Rolf, Ivy, and the animals know it’s time to fight, or lose every freedom they have.
Country in Chaos is an 88,100 word young adult novel set in the near future where genetic mutation and government conspiracies are no longer secret. It will appeal to fans of Partials, Ashfall, and Ship Breaker.
I'm a twenty-something Montana country girl. I'm an aspiring Christian artist and writer.
I have more experience drawing animals than humans.
Almost every picture I draw has a story behind it and pretty much every creature I draw is one of my characters.
I normally don't thank people for favorites but I try to give a person llamas for faves.
Even though I draw quite a few wolves, and other predators, I come from a family who hunts both for food and to protect our livestock. I strongly support hunting animals, even wolves, to control the population and reduce livestock predation.