when the world, about to change forever, watched in disbelief as four
passenger airliners crashed, not only into buildings and a field in
Shanksville Pennsylvania, but into the American certainty that the
horrors of the outside world could not touch them at home.
whom the lines between good and evil are blurred. Is he friend? Or is
he foe? No one knows for sure. What they do know, however, is that as
a friend there is no one better.
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Theme) and In ‘That Gentle Moment’ for Descendants of Man’.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That is until fate and a nameless, faceless
mysterious dark force from a different plane of existence catapults
Luke into a series of wondrous adventures, adventures that will
change his life and those around him forever. Luke Starr, respected,
feared and hated by many as the one born to greatness, is suddenly
propelled with great swiftness into a nightmare, then forced to come
face to face with destiny. Is it all a dream? A wild imagination
perhaps? Or is this unimaginable journey into the unknown real?
DragonMan. A fantasy adventure filled with wizardry and mystery that
carries you away on the wings of magic to bewitching lands, where
goblins dwell, wizards rule and witches still cast their evil spells.
likable young teenage hero, Luke Starr, enters a mysterious realm of
Earth known as the mythical world of Spellville, by way of an eerie
portal in search of his kidnapped friends. But the journey for Luke
is not so much a mission of mercy as one of self-discovery. For
despite his humble midwest origins, Luke is no ordinary teenager.
Imbued with super powers following a ritualistic exchange of blood
with a clever dragon, Luke soon discovers the awesome legacy of his
birthright, a dark side of great strength and brutal fury and must
learn to accept the fact that he is known in this other world as The
become, the most violent force in nature, a dragon hybrid, a.k.a.
“DragonMan.” And ready or not, he is thrust into a
nightmarish life and death battle to try and save Planet Earth from
alien beings hell-bent on destruction, at the same time grappling
with his own fears and doubts while always in an inner conflict with
himself trying to keep the violent nature of the dragon in check,
making it a tough road to travel for this teenage boy of strong
together in an epic struggle that is all neatly stitched together by
an intriguing cast of characters, both good and evil and
not-exactly-as-they-seem, wherein , a mysterious psychic and an
ominous stranger and alien attack on Earth keep the action rolling
until the climactic conclusion.
Adventures of Luke Starr, the reader was introduced to the likable
Luke and his seemingly normal way of life growing up in Milwaukee,
problems of the typical American teen: dealing with a crush on a girl
he’s too shy to approach, pesky sisters constantly poking their noses
into his business, bullies at school and exams to study for.
than any of his peers, as he struggled to come to terms with his
birthright as The Chosen One, savior of the distant world of
complex life as Spider-Man while pursuing his love interest and his
not-always-easy career, Luke had to learn to harness the enormous
powers of DragonMan, his super alter-ego, a persona that regrettably
did not come with an instruction manual.
In this second, action comic-like installment, DragonMan and the
and appears well in control of his super powers–which he will be
called upon to use this time around to save the world from an evil
demon who seeks to claim the souls of every human being on earth.
Ted Lazaris takes off his gloves to delivering a knock-out of an
opening scene: Five-year-old Bobby Blakely, running downstairs on the
morning of his birthday, finds not the hoped for brand new bicycle as
a gift, but rather an enormous blue whale that has somehow “washed
up” in the small lake on his parent’s isolated farm.
a sign of impending Biblical doom. And it is enough to rouse Luke’s
suspicions that worse is about to happen–which it does. In a pace
that never flags, Poseidon Encounter unfolds in a complex thread of
differing tales, from an old-fashioned detective murder mystery to a
science fiction fantasy, all neatly stitched together by an
intriguing cast of characters, both good and evil and
fast-paced action of the comic book world into a book that fans of
the first DragonMan tale will find hard to put down!
might not be human. Where did it come from? How did it get here? And
how can it be stopped?
this baffling mix of man and God, in 1970. Now this Son of God, or
Satan is about to proclaim its divinity, through a ritualistic series
Earth. To the victor goes the cherished prize … mankind.
flames, smoke and dust soar high into the grim night sky above two
armies as they engage in mortal combat.
their own world. While the other will wage war in ways mankind can
scarcely imagine, in a gruesome fight to end all life on Earth.
There will be hope and faith. There will be friendships. There will
be undying love.
the bitter cold December battlegrounds to determine mankind’s
destiny; shattered dreams, innocence lost, and the very essence of
the human spirit will also become casualties of war, the war to end
whom this mysterious being really is and stop its relentless threat
their plan for earth? And for us, the human hybrids? Why did some;
the original humans (Bigfoot) resist?
already know — those that fail to search, are lost — but those with
an open mind will soon come to know…The Descendants Of Man.
obtained to create this story is believed to be true by many people
around the world — Fact or fiction — You decide.
their plan for earth? And for us, the human hybrids? Why did some;
the original humans (Bigfoot) resist? Will we survive what is yet to
come? — Those who look for the truth, already know — those that
fail to search, are lost — but those with an open mind will soon
come to know… The Descendants Of Man. Much of the story information
that was obtained to create this story is believed to be true by many
people around the world — Fact or fiction — You decide.
impenetrable, obscure, esoteric, mysterious, mystifying, deep, profound
To most people, the
definition above, is just a word expressing similar
definitions and nothing more. But when a bizarre
sequence of events draws not only the United States, but every
world superpower on the globe into the threat of World War III
the word takes on a whole new meaning. And all the world can do
at this point is watch, as the terrifying mystery slowly begins
to unravel, revealing the …UNFATHOMABLE.
Ten years ago, Luke discovered that he was the Chosen One of Spellville, a
magical alternate dimension. He used his abilities as DragonMan to
fight against the ruthless Unter. With the help of his
great-grandfather Alaba and the other wizards of Spellville, Luke
banished Unter into the inescapable Eon Vault. All was well.
Until a Supernova lends Unter the power to break free…
Now, the Evil One is back and stronger than ever.
Outraged by his previous defeat, Unter will hit Luke where it hurts most. Followers.
Friends. Family. Kidnapping one of Luke’s sisters and his
girlfriend Jenny Anderson, Unter will take one hostage on Earth, the
other on Spellville. While the Dragon is distracted by his loved ones
in peril, the Evil One will begin to terraform both worlds for his
Luke must make a choice: the Earth or Spellville, his sister or the woman he
A cat-and-mouse game with no rewards, only consequences.
Our young hero must quickly adapt to this experiment
in terror or watch his world be destroyed by a god-like being bent on
Time is running out, Chosen One. Tick tock… Tick tock…
In the distant past, long before people populated the Earth, and before animals
roamed the planet, something terrifying and cunning made its home in
the vegetation covering the planet like a soft green blanket. Lying
in wait for millions of years, this species continued to evolve.
Patiently crossing over and manipulating the genetic code of
different species. And now, this prefect omniscient being… born
from oblivion, has awakened and is ready to feed… God No Longer
Rules Supreme… IT’S COMING.
and wrote the series of novels, which are being developed and
produced by ThunderBall Films, has accomplished the amazing feat of
debuting at NUMBER #1 on AMAZON KINDLE, ahead of David Baldacci and
James Patterson novels.
of Commendation from former First Lady, Laura Bush who commented “I
admire your efforts, through writing adventure stories, to encourage
people of all ages to enjoy reading.
Descendants Of Man, by Actress, Kya Garwood, who is also known for
roles in films such as Into The Woods – National Treasure – Dark
of the DragonMan series, a 21st century superhero saga – like nothing
we’ve experienced before. With the DragonMan series optioned by
CEO/Producer Mario Domina of ThunderBall Films Ltd., Ted can add
screenwriter, producer and, if that wasn’t enough, writer of lyrics
to two songs set to feature in the films, to his impressive list of
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
It would be easy to say that Ted Lazaris has led a charmed life; but the fact is that, along with some amazing bits of luck, Ted’s considerable success is due to a lot of plain, hard work.
“I’ve worn a lot of different hats,” says Ted when asked about his experiences. “I’ve worked in retail sales, the medical field as an anesthesia technician, in the printing industry, and I have even owned my own business, among other things.”
But the “hat” that Ted enjoys best is that of a novelist. “I like to think of my books as modern day fables for the young and the young at heart”, he says about “Dragon Man, The Adventures of Luke Starr” and “Dragon Man and the Poseidon Encounter”, his two published novels.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ted grew up playing in the woods near his home. By his own admission, he wasn’t too interested in reading when he was a boy. “I was the kind of kid that spent as much time as I could outside,” he explains. “Nevertheless, I did enjoy reading Dickens and Twain,” he adds.
When asked about the source of inspiration for his books and about his fertile imagination, Lazaris responds that both his writing and his ideas probably had their roots in an event that happened during his early childhood.
“I was 8 years old,” he recounted, “and, being a boy that loved to play in the woods, I climbed a very tall tree. Somehow I lost my grip and I fell. During the fall, it seemed to me that time was suddenly suspended—as if it had come to halt. I saw a bright light and a voice that seemed to emanate from it that assured me I was not going to die.”
That singular experience imbued in him wonderment at the unseen and undiscovered mysteries of life.
Ted’s life again gave signs of apparently being charmed when at 17, while disposing of cardboard in an incinerator, shotgun shells that had been inadvertently thrown into the fire went off with a terrific blast, spraying pellets and shrapnel in every direction.
“They told me I should have been killed in the blast,” Ted remembered. Yet, it was evident that something or someone was working overtime to protect him and inform him of important happenings in his life because some years later another incident signaled that another important event was going to happen.
His life had followed an apparently normal course for Ted: he got a job, he married and had children; but then, one day, when he was 27, he suddenly woke in the middle of the night. Again he saw a blindingly bright light before him. “What’s wrong,” his wife asked, alarmed by the way he’d sat up.
“Someone in our family has just died,” he responded. The next day, a phone call informed him of the very sad news: his aunt, with whom he had been very close, had died. But the most astounding part was that she had died on the night, and at the very same time that Ted had awaken to see the blinding shaft of light.
That wasn’t the last time Ted had such an amazing experience. A couple of years later, as he was driving in downtown Milwaukee accompanied by his wife, the image of his wife’s younger brother suddenly appeared before him. Shaken by the sight, Ted had to pull over to the curb.
“What’s wrong, Ted?” his wife asked.
“We’d better go to your mother’s house,” he answered quietly.
Upon arrival at his mother-in-law’s home, Ted and his wife were informed that her younger brother had died of a gunshot wound.
The years after that occurrence passed uneventfully. Ted worked at various jobs and he and his wife went about the chores of any normal family: raising kids, working diligently, buying a home.
Yet, once in a while, strange things would happen. “One day,” Ted remembers, “I saw a white feather falling from the sky. It fell right in front of me. My mother had recently had surgery; I suddenly had the intuition that something had happened to her.” He said to his wife, “I think my mother has just died.” And, in fact, it was true: his mother had just passed away.
Ted’s incredible luck and extraordinary intuitions might have remained just a curiosity in his life but for the fact that one day, while out shopping, he was drawn to a book he saw on the shelf of a store. It was L. Ron Hubbard’s “Scientology: A New Slant on Life”.
Giving in to a compulsion to buy it, he took it home and placed it on his nightstand; “But,” he recalls, “I did not open it or attempt to read it.”
Then, during the nights of the following days, he began to experience unusual flows of perspiration, as if he were racked by anxiety. As if to relieve an unexplainable impulse he began to write. The result was the first of his two marvelous Dragon Man fables.
“The strange thing about this is,” he says musingly, “I never aspired to become a novelist.” Yet, as they say, the rest is history because Ted Lazaris is now the proud author of not only one, but two refreshingly entertaining books which have been not only well received but have been optioned by executive producer Mario Domina, President of Thunderball Films, who will develop screenplays from the published works as a Feature Franchise.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
DragonMan – Face Of The Unknown
War Of The Worlds
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write at any time of day in any place.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
What are you working on now?
Another DragonMan novel
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Using a lot of the free sites out there, to promote my book when it’s a free giveaway.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Take your own advice.
What are you reading now?
Lew Hunters screenwriting 434.
What’s next for you as a writer?
At this time I’m working with Thunderball Films LLC. Trying to get my novels I up on the big screen.
What is your favorite book of all time?
War Of The Worlds