"We've been called different names throughout history," he tells me. "Titans, Gods, guardian angels, superheroes..." He lists them as he reads my face, testing my reactions to them. "We have been worshiped as creators, divine beings, though that isn't what we are. We are saviors, Emma."
"Saviors of what?"
* * *
Emma Belmonte is seventeen, and her life is already over.
She's been planning it for months, wondering how best to leave the world with a bang. Nine stories; one hundred-and-two feet - a death drop by all standards. She jumps from the hotel roof with the anticipation that her pain will be over in an instant, but she emerges a survivor of the impossible. And, upon waking, becomes an embodiment of the impossible as well.
Never again will she take advantage of her own mortality.
Never again will she underestimate what being alive has to give her.
Emma Belmonte is seventeen, and she will always be.
- - - - - -
SENTINEL is a Science Fiction novel that touches on the philosophy that humanity is a double-edged sword, neither good nor bad. It is an adventure of discovery and awakening, heroes and villains, battles lost and won. All of which inevitably lead to the violent ending of human civilization.
In other words, apocalypse is coming.
With an ancient superhuman society at your back and numerous weapons in your arsenal, is it still possible to defend humanity from itself?
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
#83 in Science Fiction, 24/07/2016