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Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Storm is here...

Title: Stormdancer (Sequel to The Watcher)
Author Name:  Joshua Pantalleresco
Genre(s): Poetry, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Tags: Poetry, Epic, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, science-fiction, dragons
Length: Approx. 104 pages
E-book:  978-0-9947490-4-8
Paperback:  978-0-9947490-3-1
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Publisher:  Mirror World Publishing (
Appropriate for all ages from Young Adult to Adult.

About Stormdancer:

Days after the events featured in The Watcher, the Watcher is taken hostage by a dragon, leaving Kristen, Will and Nicki alone in a strange new world. With no choice but to try and rescue their friend, Kristen and the others must travel through ancient cities, forgotten burial grounds, and eventually into the heart of the great storm.

Faced with the unknown, will they be able to traverse the storms that stand before them as well as ones within their own hearts?

Read an Excerpt:


he ran
disappearing into the night
leaving us all alone

we tried to follow him
but were unsure of the trees and trails
we went slowly

we knew something had happened
when we found his blades in the forest
blackened and alone

he had come
like a force of nature
wrecking our lives
in the name of freedom
freedom from what?

the hollow embers and ashes we found
I didn't build them
those ruins were his story
not mine
never mine

I...was happy
yeah, I was happy
is there something wrong with that?

my parents loved me
I didn't care about anything else

the dragons were bastards
but I understood the game
the moves that could be made

with one flick of a blade
he changed all
shattered the illusion with a roar of rebellion

now my life is here
in this forest
now he had vanished into the night
leaving me abandoned

leaving everything in shambles!


this isn't just my story anymore
walking back to my own, I grow nervous
will they like the world I created?
will it be enough where the river ends?

possibilities swirl
as well as my panic
and wonder

where do we go from here?
what do we want to do?
For now, I want to take them home
show them my little space
teach them the concept of ‘mine’
transform it into ‘theirs’

Wild Will looks at the oozes roaming around
grabbing a carrot to dangle in front of them
should I warn him about the bigger ones?

Nicki is frightened
a mouse in a sea of cats
the world is ferocious even without dragons

I remember my first time out
unsure if I belonged
I still don't know the answer
I do know I can do this

Kristen is the one that worries me
she hasn't said a word all night
sometimes I think I nearly see tears fall from her face
the rest of the time, her expression is stone

should I say something?
do nothing?
I don't know
talking to others about their problems
isn't something I do

Purchase Links:

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Meet the Author:

Joshua Pantalleresco writes stuff. It's even on his business card. This is a succinct way of saying that in addition to writing poetry, he also does interviews, columns, comics, prose and anything possible with the written word. When he isn't writing, he's playing with podcasts, filming stuff, fiddling with alternative medicine, travelling, talking to people and pretending he is a rockstar. Stormdancer is his second book through Mirror World Publishing. He lives in Calgary.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting Joshua and his novel today!


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