SciFi Novella, Corr Syl the Terrible to be Released May 2, 2015

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In this young-adult science fiction sequel to Corr Syl the Warrior, Garry Rogers tells the story of Corr Syl’s frantic search for kidnapped Rhya Bright.



Terrible ends with a challenge that alters the future of Earth forever. I believe readers will like where we’re going next.

Corr Syl the Terrible is set on Earth, but in an alternate reality where sentient animals have evolved alongside Humans. The Tsaeb are descended from various creatures and possess unique abilities that far outstrip Human capabilities, including the power to heal and adapt as well as the drive to live in harmony with nature.

In the wake of the July war, which shattered the long-standing peace between Humans and Tsaeb, Corr Syl questions his role as a warrior, unsure if he can overcome his Tsaeb instincts for the preservation of life.

He is left little time to wonder when his friend and fellow warrior Rhya Bright is betrayed by the lynx descendent Able Remington. Corr tracks Rhya to the heart of the enemy Taoso nation ruled by the ruthless Minister Ya Zhōu, a Human who commands a secret network of Tsaeb spies and assassins. Reactivating an ancient warcraft known as Z99, Corr sets out to save Rhya, who has her own plans for escape. As he scours the planet and sees the destruction caused by carelessness and selfishness, Corr realizes that he wants to be more than a fighter. Corr Syl the Terrible is the story of a brave young warrior who must decide if he is more than the swords he carries.

“Corr Syl the Terrible completes the introduction to the Tsaeb civilization that began with the novel Corr Syl the Warrior,” says Rogers. “Terrible ends with a challenge that alters the future of Earth forever. I believe readers will like where we’re going next.”

A former professor at Columbia University in New York City and author of the award-winning Arizona Wildlife Notebook, Dr. Garry Rogers has appeared on NPR and PBS, and he is often invited to meet with library and school reading groups to discuss his work. His first novel, Corr Syl the Warrior received the Kirkus Star, and won Arizona Librarians’ OneBookAZ contest (2014—teen reader category).

Corr Syl the Terrible (paperback: $9.95, 120 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781484989890. EBook: $2.99, ISBN: B00CYT082U) will be available at neighborhood and online bookstores on May 2, 2015. Excerpts and an advance reading copy are available at


CONTACT: Garry Rogers, 928-925-7191, grogers(at)sigmaxi(dot)net

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