Black Rose Writing Presents Rise, Book One: Foreigner by Michael Blaylock

"Another dimension, another time, another planet, I do not know myself, I’m afraid. Such a feat has never been accomplished before last night, so there are no answers save for those we craft ourselves." – from Rise Book One: Foreigner.

Imperial, MO, March 09, 2012 --( When Matt Owen enters college in Chicago, Illinois, he doesn’t expect to find a parallel world of magic and machinery…or to be trapped inside it…or to be hounded by twisted, demonic creatures and their dark master, who has twisted and wounded the land.

He doesn’t expect to hear the voice of a dead man guiding his steps…or to learn how to use magic…or to see rocks stand up and hear fire speak. He doesn’t foresee being separated from his best friend and girlfriend…or that he will kill a soldier and become an enemy of the state…or that the soldier’s wife will be a soldier herself, hunting him hungrily.

Matt doesn’t know that he will befriend mercenaries, much less influence them…or that the people of this world will come to see him as a savior. And he certainly doesn’t expect to find the missing piece of himself amidst all the chaos.

“LOVED the first installment of this series! Such an original storyline, always kept me guessing! Cannot wait for the next!” — 5-Star Review from reader on Amazon

Michael Blaylock graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Creative Writing. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Diana.

Now available for review request (both hard copy and electronic). Purchase from and many other online bookstores, including electronic book versions. The book is also available for direct order via the Ingram Book Catalogue, Books in Print, Baker & Taylor. ISBN # 978-1-61296-085-2.

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