Augmentor's Journal

entry 1

first augmentor's journal

Siratiaugmentor's journal, shadow of the gauntlet

I have never seen such a sight as I saw today. There was a cheetah walking on his hind legs. He looked at me and then spoke to me in English. I tried to sketch him as fast as I could, but he moved on quickly. This was the best I could do. There are many Animal tribes here in Sirati. I have learned a lot exploring the city while Thomas recovers. The Animals were transformed when the Gauntlet created Sirati. The High Mancer wished it so and made his dream a reality. There is a peacefulness that permeates this place. It reminds me of the Temple, but everything is not what it seems.

I was on my way back from Maktaba when I saw the two Hyenas discussing something with a rather large Rhino. I quickly jumped out of sight and moved closer to overhear what they were up to.

   “What do you suppose we can get for it?” asked the Hyena to the far left.

   “I’m not sure, but I do know it’s quite valuable,” said the other Hyena as he started to giggle.

   “Well, we’re not going to get very far milling about here, are we?” asked the Rhino, standing between the two Hyenas. “We best get moving. It’s not good to keep him waiting.” The two Hyenas began hysterically laughing at one another. "And quit laughing. Someone's going to hear ya."

   "I-I-I didn't think of that," said the first Hyena, trying not to laugh.

   "Well you don't think much at all, do ya Zag, but a bit more than your brother. Am I right, Zig?" The other Hyena just stared at him, also trying to quiet himself. "If it weren't for me, you two would have been tossed in prison ages ago." The Rhino turned and began to walk into the jungle. "Let's go."

   "Stupid Spike, always acting so much better than us," said Zag under his breath to his brother. "One of these days I'm gonna give him a piece of my mind."

   "Sure you are, Zag," said Zig. "But until then, we should probably follow Spike."

   "I guess we don't have much choice. Come on." The two ran to catch up to the Rhino. 

I decided to follow them from a distance. I sent the hitodama to track them through the jungle. The gift from my mother was already coming in handy . . .

To Be Continued 

Itsuki Katsuo

Comments (5)

  1. Chris Freund:
    Aug 20, 2013 at 01:41 PM

    This is such a great idea. I bought your book from you in Comic Con Philadelphia this year and it has far succeeded my expectations. I am anxiously looking forward to you imaginative ideas and am excited to get to know your characters more through fillers such as this. Great job!

  2. noah:
    Jun 20, 2014 at 01:44 AM

    i loved your book it has sutch a great plot

  3. James:
    Sep 15, 2014 at 04:22 AM

    Very cool idea. I loved your book and I would totally follow your online exploits of the Augmentor.

  4. Evan Duda:
    Feb 07, 2015 at 02:09 AM

    This is really cool! I bought this book at the connecticut comic con and it is my new favorite book. It is really cool to keep us updated between books. Thank you for the exciting new series Mr Caracciolo and I cant wait for the next book!

  5. Anton King:
    Jul 24, 2015 at 08:04 PM

    Wow. Just finished The Dragon Within (book 2 for all new readers) It's been a long time since I read anything that made me excited for the characters, and caught me off guard. Tip o' the cap to you sir, please get book three done as soon as possible.

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