Otter’s Dream of Flight Propels New Fiction into Rarefied Literary Realm

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Taylor R. Powers’ “The Adventures of the Summerswill” gathers creative momentum and creates literary experience like no other in this freshman effort

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To be a buccaneer of the sky, that is what Timmon Strongtail dreams and daydreams as a young, especially talented otter among the reeds and warm waters of home. Taylor R. Powers’ The Adventures of The Summerswill follows him as he journeys to seek the realization of this dream. The White-Eyed Wolf stands in the way of this dream. The skies above Sylva are no longer free under its vicious heel. The Eagles had left the Valleys for the rising of warmer winds, and the buccaneers of the sky are only a memory to the remaining populace of the forest.

Timmon is an amazing but slightly funny otter among his clan. His dream sometimes makes him an object of ridicule among friends and family. There are those who believe in him, though, and grandfather Miter Strongtail is one of them. With his blessing, Timmon is given the werewithal and the companions for the quest for flight and adventure in the sky. Among them is the wise old owl Hoory Softflight. They have to find Admiral Featherscarf at the Inn of the Rising Sun in their westward journey.

As Timmon assembles his crew and attempts to live out the stories and fables that he learned by heart as a pup, the White-Eyed Wolf’s Sky-skinner circles the skies ready to shatter Timmon’s dreams. A buccaneer adventure aboard airships begins as the time for a final confrontation between the divided creatures of Sylva gathers momentum.

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About the Author
Taylor R. Powers grew up in Cooperstown, New York, and still lives nearby. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for veterinary and animal science and currently works as a veterinary technician, wrestling coach, and tattoo artist. He spends what little time is left showing exhibition poultry, exploring new artistic mediums, driving aimlessly, and always off in his own world. The Adventures of the Summerswill is his first book.
The Adventures Of The Summerswill * by Taylor R. Powers
Book I: Aloft
Publication Date: August 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 176 pages; 978-1-4771-5856-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 176 pages; 978-1-4771-5857-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-5858-6

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