Jo Kapernick is, to the best of his knowledge, has always been a loner, fighter, and survivor. Gifted with the ability of an exceptionally quick, even superhuman, sidestep. Jo travels the land in search of a way to unlock the powers hidden deep inside himself. Along the way he meets and befriends other talented fighters with superhuman abilities who may just help him find what he’s searching for. https://www.amazon.com/Confession-Josiah-Akhtab/dp/1480940127/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1T5FCO43CJR75&keywords=josiah+akhtab&qid=1572819233&sprefix=josiah+akh%2Caps%2C238&sr=8-2
From weaving through crowds to monsters after philosophy class to deadly priests to boa constrictors, this short story collection has it all! A compilation Josiah Akhtab’s best short stories taken from his blog The Akhtab Weekly and placed in one comprehensive book for your reading pleasure!
As a super-intelligent organism with little to no challenges or excitement in life, Jake Matthews is bored out of his mind. Speaking of his mind, it drives him insane. So insane, that it manifested a dark side that’s haunted him since his childhood. One night, while going about his listless existence, he is dragged away to another dimension to a planet known as Figueroa. On this planet, he meets The White Figure General, X-Otropolis, who tells Jake he’s been chosen to stop The Great Figueroan War and defeat The Black Figure. Jake is forced to lean swordplay and develop his might to save a planet that is more connected to Earth than he thinks as The Great Figueroan War spreads across dimensions.
“The Deadman’s Gift” is the story of Rudy Sarabelli, an orphan whose poetry strips him of everything he cares about and drives him to suicide. In “Madame Emerald”, a man’s life spirals out of control and he comes upon a psychic that leads him to spiritual awakening, forcing him to face his demons. “The God Memory” recounts the life of a boy who has a strange and omnipotent gift he can’t control, becoming enough of a problem to send him seeking answers. In “Wolfgang”, a group of wolf biologists goes on a winter break in the search for a long, lost man in Minnesota Tundra only to find themselves getting stuck in a cave and being picked off one by one, during which friendships–it is discovered–are not as binding when lives are on the line.
Coming out Feb. 3, 2020