Today some of the characters from Guardians Inc.: The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain are chatting it up on the blog as part of an online tour run by GWR Publicity. Be sure to check out the other tour stops throughout the month. Keep reading to find out how you could win a $75 Amazon Gift Card.
A chance reading of a newspaper ad will send 16 year old Thomas Byrne into the world within our world.
Following the ad he will find Guardians Incorporated. A seven thousand year old organization charged with protecting the balance between Magic and technology.
Through their guidance technology has kept Magic at bay since the Renaissance, but the balance is shifting and soon all those creatures we've driven into myth and legend will come back with a vengeance.
To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future and to unlock the future they need a cypher.
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Guardians Inc.: The Cypher Interview
M: Hello everyone! M here! I’ve been let out from my usual Blogspace Cage and allowed by Clicker to conduct an interview with Cypher Thomas Byrne, in the wonderful –Library Girl Reads- Thank you very much, Angela, it’s quite nice of you to have us…So, Thomas, you are the newest member of Guardians Inc. right?
Thomas: Correct. I’ve been here for about nine months.
M: Most of the people that work inside Guardians Inc. are born into it, ushered by their family members, like I did. How does feel to learn that we exist?
Thomas: I’m still figuring it out. I mean, doors that open anywhere in the world, Elven Kingdoms in California, Trolls, Faeries… the Fauns. It’s really unexpected to find that everything you hear about as Mythology and Fairy tales is real and that most of them are out to get us.
M: I know, my boss, Clicker is a dwarf, and he has quite a temper…Have you met him?
Thomas: I’ve heard of him, but I haven’t met him yet.
M: You’re lucky… anyway, you work primarily in Pervagus Library. How do you like it?
Thomas: Well, I actually work in a station outside the Library. My station was the largest library I’d ever seen until I saw the actual Pervagus Library.
M: I’ve been to your station; I always thought that it was Pervagus Library.
Thomas: No, (raspberries) The actual library holds a copy of everything written since the year 200 or so, every book, every note, every email…in paper and electronic format. It is quite something.
M: Must be large.
Thomas: Imagine a football stadium, just… uhm, bigger, filled with books floor to ceiling and that extends as far as the eye can see. And inside a room in the Mansion! The first time I saw it, it blew my mind away, and the books! Jules Verne wrote five more novels about the Nautilus and Captain Nemo. There are no lost books… it has them all. It’s quite Magical!
Bolswaithe: It’s actually not Magic but a singularity created in the topology of the space time continuum by…
Thomas: Bolswaithe! Just leave it at that. Magic, we’re not Physicists here!
M: Uhm…For those that can’t see us. That was Bolswaithe, Head butler of Pervagus Mansion and Thomas’ cook. Thomas whole team is actually waiting on the side, I tried to interview them, but they declined.
Tony: You didn’t ask me!
Elise(whispering): Nobody wants to hear what you say.
Tony: What?... Oh I see…They asked you and you told them that none of us... You’re very nasty, Princess…
Elise: (whispering again): and you’re interrupting the interview…shut up…
Tony(mumbles something to Elise.) : Oh! I’m sorry…. Carry on. (Continues mumbling to Elise)
M: Uhm, Okay… so in my notes here it says that…Yes, Bolswaithe? You can lower your hand.
Bolswaithe: I am not his cook. I do cook for him and the others, but I am not officially his cook.
M: Okay, Bolswaithe, I’m sorry. I must have read my notes wrong… So, Thomas, Uhm… You are a Cypher. How does it feel to have that kind of power?
Thomas: Power? Pffft!
M: It is a power isn’t it?
Thomas: As powers go, it’s kind of lame… I mean it’s not like I can fly or throw magic spells, Heck! I can only translate and decode anything, and only written things. I’m like a language dictionary with legs!
M: Really?…That’s it? Because my notes say that Cyphers are like the cornerstone of Guardians Inc. I mean, Da Vinci, Helen of Troy, Galileo, Marco Polo…
Thomas: Which one of them threw magic spells or flew like Superman?
M: Well, if you put it that way…
Thomas: Really lame…kinda like…
Elise (whispering): Interviews?
Thomas: (Subdued Snickers)
(Even longer pause)
M: Ooookay, so next question would be about ….Yes Tony?
Tony: I just want to say, for the record, that I’ll be very happy to do an interview.
M: Well, thank yo…
Tony: Anytime. Anywhere.
M: Thank you Tony, I’ll certainly take it in….
Tony: And that you’re not lame at all…Just saying it from the heart.
M: THANK! You… Tony... So. Time for one more question, uhm… Thomas, when you found out that your grandfather had been… ?! …Where’d he go? Where’d everybody go?
Tony: Oh! They had a thing to do with Mrs. Pianova. You know… Cypher business… BUT… I’m still here so you can just shoot away!
M: Yeaaaaah, unfortunately I came prepared for Thomas and, uhm, we’ve surpassed our allotted time AND word count, so we’ll do it another time.
Tony: I’m ready now…
M: I’ll call you, Tony don’t worry… uhm… Well. That’s a wrap! And…
Tony (whispering): Tony@guardiansinc.com! Drop me a line and I’ll send you a pic!
M(whispering): This is not a matching service man, we’re guests here…
Tony (whispering): Not mine! From the Book of Beasts or something…
M(whispering): Just…just keep quiet okay?… WELL! Thank you for having us Blogger-readerettes! I hope that we can see you again real soon!
This is M from the Guardians Incorporated Control room signing off!
(Longest pause ever)
Tony(Whispering): Do, I still get my interview?
About the Author:
Julian Rosado-Machain has enjoyed pizza in three continents, BA in Graphic Design, worked building armored vehicles, handcrafted alebrijes, owned a restaurant and swears that he has seen at least one ghost.
A Mexico City native he now lives in San Diego, California and enjoys the sun with his wife, three children and cat.
Guardians Inc. The Cypher is the first book in a series that describes the creatures and powers that live in the world within our world.
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