Elgin, IL, October 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Katya and Cyrus Time Pilgrims depicts the experiences of young time travelers called Time Pilgrims. They are employed by the National Time Research Center which stands on the site of the old Elgin Watch factory. The center’s founders and owners are Kevin and Cheryl Callahan, along with their son, Cyrus.
The co-main character, Katya Sevnik is a strong, independent young woman but plagued with a condition known as Temporal Amnesia. She can’t remember what year she is from and is trying to locate her family. Before settling at the Center, AKA National, Katya had randomly jumped and lived in many historic time periods. As a result, she has acquired different life experiences than her coworkers along with a unique and humorous way of speaking. Because of Katya’s time displacement and amnesia, she has not matured beyond the age of twenty, although it is revealed that she has lived for over ninety years.
Her life experiences include dancing the Charleston as a 1920’s flapper girl, rock and roll of the 1960’s yet melding well into the modern years. She becomes a sponge in every time period that she visits, soaking up the culture and instantly becoming one with the period.
A central plot within the story concerns a security breach that allows a competing (and less responsible) organization called Sundial to develop in Greenwich, England. Sundial’s CEO, (Big) Ben Hall, is determined to destroy National in the past or the present. As a result of one of their orchestrated attacks, Katya and Cyrus find themselves in 1871 Chicago just hours before the Great Chicago Fire.
Other time-travel adventures include the following:
In order to fix the damaged timeline perpetrated by Sundial, a major mission is executed in 1963 in Dallas, Texas, where Katya and Cyrus have to stop Seth Thomas from preventing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
A time accident finds Katya and Eli Ingraham in the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, where it is up to Katya to save them both from the approaching 767.
For fun, the pilgrims throw a party in the past for a 1980s-style hoopla, complete with Nintendo, Fraggle Rock and Cabbage Patch Kids. Care for a Jolt Cola?
Katya And Cyrus Time Pilgrims
Author: Dennis Higgins
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Published: September 2012
About The Author:
As a native of Chicago, Illinois, Dennis Higgins has always possessed a romance with things of the past that are gone but not forgotten. He now lived in the suburbs with his lovely wife, two dogs and four canaries.
Among his influences are: Richard Matheson, Jack Finny, Dean Koontz, Joan Wester Anderson, Peter S. Beagle and Audrey Neffenegger. Katya and Cyrus (Time Pilgrims) is the first of an exciting new series by Higgins that will be treasured and loved by teens as well as adults.
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