Terror Birds isn't just about monster birds, ten feet tall birds, but it is about love and loyalty and sacrifice. It is about cherishing what is important, such as slippers and wonderful weirdness. Time, the ultimate commodity, which is never what we think it is, as William explains to Mac: “Why do you keep calling me your old friend when we really just met?” Mac asked. “Simple. You will be in time, and time is not what you think, therefore we are old friends now and from many years ago.”
But, technically it is really about three things: Mac's father, Dylan, is half way around the world trying to take pictures of a flesh-eating bird that is supposedly extinct. But it isn't. It's just hungry.
Mac's mother has suddenly died and he has to live with his Aunt Maddy and twirling cousin Misha.
Sir William has been assigned to protect Mac. He doesn't know from what or how or why. He is simply certain that the Assembly has told him to, and you don't ever say no to the assembly.
His goggles were given to him by a man named Rem who could not see but seemed to see everything. How Sir William explains the goggles to Mac for the first time: "...a man who could float through the air and see through the sun with no eyes, taught me that we see what we expect to see. I expect and then see wondrous things, and, that I know, are yet to come. I have seen more than I could ever imagine or remember."
Oh, and, Mac has fallen in love with Rani. William is being hunted by an ice queen named Bax who likes to freeze and shatter things, like trees, dogs, people and planets, and who really, really hates William. But, she also really loves him-its one of those dangerous love/hate things. And, one more thing, William's wife, Briana, is missing and presumed dead.
William is a weird, irreverent alien who speaks in riddles and has mastered the art of annoying. It is an absolute truth that life with him will never be boring. Read the first pages here. Now available on Amazon. Available in ebook and audio formats.
This is a fossil of the terror bird's skull. The terror birds were real, and were the top predators after T-Rex left the planet. They were approximately ten feet tall and could break a horse's back with one blow of its beak. They lived in Patagonia and other parts of South America. Similar smaller birds' fossils have also been discovered in North America.