What if when you died, no one would ever know you were all that stood between man and the enemy?
When Jonathan Tibbs awakes in a puddle of his own blood, there isn’t a scratch on him to explain it. In the weeks to follow, he comes to find he’s been drafted for a war with a violent otherworldly species. A war that only he can remember. Now, the man Jonathan imagined himself becoming is no longer the man who can endure his future.
The first installment in this science fiction action adventure series, The Never Hero is a gritty and honest look at the psychological journey of a man forced to forge himself into a weapon. Abandoned with little guidance, and at the mercy of a bargain struck far outside his reach, Jonathan races to unlock the means to surmount the odds, and understand the mystery behind a conflict raging outside of time and memory.
In the end, the real question is what Jonathan is willing to become to save a planet that will never see his sacrifice.
AT THE GATES BETWEEN WORLDS
IN A WAR OUTSIDE OF TIME
HE FIGHTS FOR US
Targeted Age Group:: 14 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Originally, the book was an attempt to get at the question: “What’s wrong with men in my generation?”
As I wrote, I got far more interested in a story driven novel than the underlying message that had originally given me the ideas.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
They evolved as the story grew. Some are loosely based on people I know. I like to have a picture in my head of the character, so I cast them from celebrities who I think could play the part physically.
“Jonathan, do you know why human stories are so filled with spirits, angels, gods, mythical creatures, even aliens that show up and guide men to what it is they should do?” Heyer asked.
He thought about it, but the answer came quickly.
“Because if it was just another man,” Jonathan said, “it wouldn’t be enough.”
About the Author:
T. Ellery Hodges was born in Sacramento, Ca in 1981. He moved to Seattle at nineteen and received his Bachelors of Science from the University Of Washington.
Somewhere in high school and early college, he gravitated toward writing. Then he forced unsuspecting students, who had made the mistake of taking creative writing during the same period as him, to endure the reading of his short stories.
During his twenties he worked in a laboratory performing drug trials, traveled most of Washington State fixing computers for Apple, sold gym memberships, and helped manage an international supply chain for a chemical distributor. Yet, much like the rest of his generation, he found that he wasn’t well suited to doing any type of work for long.
So, he brushed the metaphorical dust off the novel he’d been writing in his head for the last six years. Then, he looked up the definition of ‘metaphorical’ because he was pretty sure that people who called themselves writers knew that one. He found that there was at least one thing he could endure doing for forty hours a week for the rest of his life.
There is a lesson in all that about ignoring what you want to do for what you think you should, but this is a biography not a lecture.
Currently, he lives with his wife and son in Seattle. He has two dogs, a Border Collie and a Doberman, Darwin and Dharma, respectively
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