Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Character Guest Post: M of Julian Rosado Machain's YA fantasy 'Guardians Inc.: The Cypher'

Today is character guest post day!  We have M of Julian Rosado-Machain's new YA fantasy, GUARDIANS INC.: THE CYPHER, with us today.  Enjoy! 

Hello loaned readers! M from the Guardians Inc. Command and Control room here.

I would like to thank your blogger master for lending me this space. I’ll try not to bore your readers too much.

My boss’s uberboss gave him a list of topics that Guardians Inc. needs to disclose to the world because the Technology-Magic balance is shifting and many of those creatures we thought, (rather you think) are just fantasy are coming back into the world, so you have to be ready.

Thomas and the Team are in the streets of Pripyiat right now following some clues so it falls unto me, M, to do a guest post. Lucky you….

So, out of the topic list I have I have decided to jump to the very end… Sec. 7- Hybrid Creatures Subsection 33- Magic imbued parasites…drum roll….


The living dead, the undead, or the magically or substance controlled, zombies are practically plants with legs. And I say practically because they do two things that plants do, they eat and they smell. Nasty, but they smell.
I can’t probably add too much to the Zombie image because they are a hot topic today. We see them in movies, TV and books eating brains and other assorted viscera to their undead content.
Most of what we see today is true. You get bitten and not eaten; you turn into a zombie yourself, there is no cure for the zombification. The prospect of a zombie plague is a real and present danger.
Then again, it has been for thousands of years, and there have been outbreaks across the ages. From the steppes of Russia to the jungles of Brazil, entire populations have been Zombified and had to be put down. Almost half of the lost cities of the old world were abandoned because of Zombie plagues.
Examples: Teotihuacan in Mexico. Once a city of 250,000 people had a zombie outbreak and boom… gone forever.
Paititi in Brazil…same thing.
Aoudaghost in Africa
And so on and so forth…

Oh yea, the one that strikes closer to home would be the Roanoake’s Lost Colony. You know, the one were the people that arrived to check on the colony found only the word CROATOAN in a tree? That one?…. Zombie Outbreak in 1588.
Had to be put down.
By whom?
By us.
We put down the zombie plague in Carthage too in 146 with our then Roman Legions, destroyed the city and covered it with salt so nothing would grow back, and also to dry out whatever decided to rise from the ground.

A dry zombie becomes a mummy and mummies are harmless.

If you see patterns, you’ll notice that Zombie outbreaks are dangerous in cities and centers of population, where one zombie can bite many people and spread the disease very quickly.

Of course, that was before the “Zombie Awareness Campaign” instituted by a certain Guardians Inc. Collaborator Mr. Romero. An aware population is a safe population, and now everyone knows about zombies.
A zombie outbreak of apocalyptic proportions is probably never going to happen.
Why? I ask you, who sits on the other side of the screen:
You see a guy, or girl, dripping blood, shambling their feet as they walk towards you, moaning and wheezing, with white eyes (if any) and bony fingers, trailing a cloud of flies behind and trying to get a bite out of you.

What is it?
 A zombie.

What do you do?
Run, or if you prefer and have the valor to exercise a civic duty, hit it on the head…Hard.
An unmoving Zombie is a good Zombie.

Multiply that knowledge by the population that have seen or read any zombie book or movie and add that zombies are slow. Very, very, slow and the crisis will be averted almost as soon as it begins.
By experience we know that a good gunslinger with two revolvers and enough bullets can singlehandedly put down the whole infected population of a small town without getting himself bit. It happened in the late 1800 in the U.S. but I’m not going to say where.

I don’t want anyone getting near that ghost town.

Ghosts are very reclusive and angered easily, but that is for another post.

Cheers, and thanks again!


 About the Book

GUARDIANS INC.: THE CYPHER is two stories in one. A glimpse into a multinational company that is in reality the oldest of secret societies, one that spans close to seven thousand years of existence, weaving in and out of history, guiding and protecting humanity from creatures and forces that most of us believe are only mythology and fairy tales.
The other is the story of Thomas Byrne, a young man thrust into secrets he shouldn’t be aware of and dangers he shouldn’t face but, that he ultimately will, for he is a Cypher. The only one who can steer humanity’s future.

The ultimate conspiracy theory is that Magic is real. Kept in check by technology but, every five hundred years the balance can shift and, if it does, technology will fail and those creatures we’ve driven into myth will come back with a vengeance.

To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future, and to unlock the future they need a Cypher.
This is the first book of the Guardians Inc Series.

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About the Author

Julian Rosado-Machain has enjoyed pizza in three continents, worked in graphic design, armored vehicles, built computers, handcrafted alebrijes and swears that he has seen at least one ghost.
He lives in San Diego, California. And enjoys the sun with his wife, three children and cat.
His latest book is the YA fantasy adventure, Guardians Inc.: The Cypher.

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