Excelsior-GeorgeSiroisMatthew Peters is just like any other teen. He wants to have fun and do what he does best—to write and draw the best comic possible. Never once does he imagine that his comic could be anything other than what he’s created. He enjoys being able to create something out of nothing, while telling a story that grows broader by the day inside his head. When his world is suddenly turned topsy-turvy, he soon realizes there’s more to Excelsior than he ever thought possible.

A wonderful start to the Excelsior series, George utilizes telling a story within a story to further broaden the books plot. We get to meet Matthew, a boy who often feels like an outcast. Bullied every day, he immerses himself in the comic he’s created, never once thinking about the fact that it’s more than he ever imagined. Excelsior is his safe haven, a world he’s crafted in order to make sense of the world that now surrounds him.

George has taken the lore surrounding King Arthur’s Excalibur and given it a different outlook and approach on what we know about the legend and the sword itself. In this book, he’s created a new race determined in keeping the lore of their kind and planet sacred. Mind you, there are others intent on destroying the world Excelsior has created. Despite this fact, Excelsior and his followers will do everything possible to survive.

I love George’s ease of storytelling. With every turn of the page, you find yourself diving further into the world and the story he’s crafted around each and every character. We get to see Matthew and the rest of the characters grow every step of the way. While Excelsior’s world is chaotic because of the circumstances behind the sword’s existence, George has shown us that no matter what happens, it is possible to overcome any and all adversities if you put your mind to it.

 

 

Synopsis:

A comic strip. An evil to defeat. Two planets to save.

High school senior Matthew Peters thinks he’s just writing some online fiction about an alien superhero, Excelsior. But when a woman arrives at his school claiming to be from the distant planet he’s writing about, he must think again. What’s more, she says Excelsior’s lifeforce lives within him.

As an alien assassin tries to kill him, Matthew must decide what is more important: to save his own life or to retrieve an ancient artifact that could save two worlds. To stay the guy with growing online popularity, or lose himself to something he can’t understand. Whatever his choice, he must face an enemy more powerful than him in almost every way.

Hold on to your seat as you race through the first book in George Sirois’ series, The Excelsior Journey, a story that will leave you gasping for breath and wanting more.

Put down the pen.
Pick up the sword.
Unleash the hero within.

Grab your copy of Excelsior today.

 

 

GeorgeSiroisAbout The Author:

George Sirois has yearned to be a storyteller all his life, no matter the medium. That drive first led him to drawing his own characters while in grade school, and then – when his skills never advanced beyond the most primitive sketches – writing about them in various short stories and screenplays – before moving on to novels such as “Excelsior,” its sequel “Ever Upward: Part Two in The Excelsior Journey,” and the five-part serial “From Parts Unknown.” He is currently at work plotting “Greater Glory: Part Three in The Excelsior Journey,” and he has several other stories in the pipeline that fit into his “science-fiction for the young adult reader” niche.

While evolving as a writer, including an eight-year-long stint writing weekly movie news reports and opinion columns for the successful pop culture website 411Mania.com, George has also been evolving as a voice talent. He caught the acting bug at only four years old while performing in a short play in Poughkeepsie, NY. Two years later, he had his first taste of voiceover work, when he narrated a short story for his former preschool teacher, as well as several storybooks for his cousin who was recovering from cancer surgery. He went on to study Theatre in Godwin High School in Richmond, Virginia, and earn his BA in Theatre Arts (studying acting and writing) from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.

George, his wife, and their two dogs now happily call St. Louis, Missouri their home. In his spare time, George is an avid cinephile, a collector of film scores, and a lifelong fan of the New York Giants. He enjoys West Coast Swing dancing and teaches beginner classes for the St. Louis Rebels West Coast Swing Dance Club (stlrebels.com). He is a regular contributor to Write Pack Radio (windingtrailsmedia.com) and was named President of the Missouri Writers Guild in May 2017.

 

 

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.hesgotit.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excelsiorbooks

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/georgesirois

Instagram: https://instagram.com/georgesirois

Goodreads: 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4103079.George_Sirois

 

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