The story of FALCO is like light. Light sometimes behaves like a wave, and sometimes behaves like a particle, but is neither. FALCO is sometimes a story about a falcon, but its also a story about people, the environment, our fears, and about how good and evil are sometimes not clearly defined.
What if you could get inside the mind of a young peregrine, one that, like most teenagers, stands at the brink of self-identity? An animal loaded with killer instinct, but yet insecure due to the fact that she did not grow up in the wild. When faced with the freedom she inwardly longed for, she finds the wilderness charm to be packaged with complexity, terror, and friendship.
Blurr is the falcon that will face the ultimate hunter of another world, and may be the only one to save our own.
FALCO reads as if it were a movie. I think that my science background, my years of working with teens, and skillful science fiction stories like X-Files, Jurassic Park, and Independence Day influenced me greatly for this book. Im sure those stories, and more, helped boost my hybridization of this adventure with its host of flawed, but mostly well-intentioned, characters.
Be on the look-out for FALCO II, coming in the fall of 2015!!
Daryl Periman spent years working in a rehabilitation center for birds of prey in Colorado. It was there that he got his inspiration for writing FALCO. He was fortunate enough to help rehabilitate injured raptors and return them to the wild. Those that could not, and were suitable for the role, were trained for educational programs. The height of his experience was being able to train a Golden Eagle from the initial stages to the finishing touches of becoming a working educational bird. He has taught middle school science for many years in Wyoming and Illinois, where he currently lives with his wife, two children, and various pets.
Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs.
During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Noÿs Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Noÿs will cease to exist after the next Change, and he risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.
Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlan's punishment? His next assignment: Kill the woman he loves before the paradox they have created results in the destruction of Eternity.
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Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition.
The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.
They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.