We’re 1 day away from the release of THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN, which (as the name suggests) centers around a generation of eight time travelers employed by the US government. The Guardians travel through our history and tweak the past to improve the present. Enhancement, not alteration . . . or so they say . . . .
I hired an amazing artist named Liv to sketch pictures of the Guardians, and I’ll be posting one a day, each day before the launch! Be sure to check back each day for a chance to win an autographed hardcover of THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN and a $25 Amazon gift card!
Meet Iris, our lovely protagonist.
Code Name: Iris.
Real name: Amanda Obermann.
Position: Junior Guardian
Strengths: Willingness to sacrifice her own interests for the greater good, ability to keep a level head in stressful situations.
Weaknesses: Tendency to jump to conclusions, reluctance to ask for help when she needs it.
Quote from THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN: I gasp as a man dressed from head to toe in black jumps in front of me. His left hand grabs the collar of my shirt, and his right hand presses the tip of a knife blade up to my chin.
“Gotcha,” he says.
I don’t make eye contact. You never make eye contact. I stare into his sternum and look at his hand position. Then I lean back before he has a chance to react. My left hand grabs his right wrist, and I loop my elbow through his, forcing him to swing the knife down. I step back with my left foot, pivot, and grab the knife out of his hand.
That took all of about two seconds.
“Sorry, what were you saying?” I ask.
And those are the Guardians! Hope you enjoyed meeting them as much as I enjoyed sharing them! Make sure to check back tomorrow—Release Day (aaaahhh!!)—to see who wins the signed book and gift card!