The Silver Sphere
Shelby Pardow never imagined killing someone. That’s about to change.
While hiding from her troubled father in the local library, Shelby stares at a flashing instant message on her computer: YOU ARE NEEDED. She discovers a portal that opens and teleports her to the planet Azimuth, where soldiers await. Here, she is not a child but a warrior, Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members imprisoned by Malefic Cacoethes, the daunting leader of the Nightlanders.
Malefic, the evil spawn of the demon Biskara, razes towns and cities in his quest to rule Azimuth, and yearns to turn his forces against Earth. Yet every time Biskara gets close to achieving his malevolent goals, the Assembly uses the Silver Sphere, a sophisticated armillary device, to thwart him.
With the Assembly deposed, Biskara directing Malefic’s conquests, and the Silver Sphere out of reach, Shelby is thrust into an unforgettable quest with her fellow Kin. She must learn to kill and lead an army into battle, or Azimuth—and Earth—will fall.
Author Michael Dadich
I’ve been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure.
Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son, and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.
For more, join me in my favorite fantasy worlds, from Lord of the Rings to the creations of C.S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks. Even more importantly, stop by and say hello on my Facebook page at AuthorMichaelDadich, tweet me at @MichaelDadich, and stalk my website at http://www.thesilversphere.org.
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If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A machine gun, a hug lighter and my ipad.
What is one book everyone should read?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
If you were a superhero what would your name be?
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Buttered sourdough toast with coffee
One food you would never eat?
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes, I am currently writing the sequel, The Sinister Kin, and have a short story that is a prequel coming out soon in a anthology from my publisher.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?
My college professor’s words to me, my wife and some close friends.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
The launch day was terrific, seeing all the time and work come to fruition.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
The Chronicles of Narnia, the Last Battle.
If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
Poseidon, the Earth Shaker, King of the Sea. Cool trident and he created horses.
What is your favorite Quote?
“Don’t look back, something may be gaining.”
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
Italian, hands down.
Frozen Reeces peanut butter cups.
What was your favorite children’s book?
Besides Narnia, The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B White.
How do you react to a bad review?
Not well lol. But you move on.
If you were a bird, which one would you be?
Hawk. I have lots that circle my yard, fun to watch them circle in the sky.
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
Peace of mind.
What do you do in your free time?
I write, youth coach, and cook and spend time with friends.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Eating freshly popped jiffy popcorn and watching the planet of the apes movies marathon style.
Favorite music: I love rock, mostly indie rock but enjoy Muse, Kings of Leon, The Duke Spirit, Arcade Fire. But I listen to everything including Jazz.
Steak on a grill.
If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it?
Watch movies, read books and magazines, listen to music, pour a cocktail.
What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Cooking, watching a movie with my son, reading.
Favorite historical person?
What do you think of book trailers?
When they are done right they are good!
Where do you write?
I have a small home office.
Which of your characters is a portrayal of you?
The most would be the character Nick Casey…
Happiest moment in your life so far:
The birth of my son!
How do you juggle writing & family life?
Its not easy, especially as a youth coach after work. I just do my best.
TV or Movies?
I like both but hard to keep up with shows so I watch a lot of movies when I have time.
Hot or Cold?
Black or White?
Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl that is forced to be a early bird.
Print or Ebook?
Print but ok with ebook.
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Regular or Diet?
Coke or Pepsi?
Horror or Romance?
Action or Drama?
Pizza or Pasta?
Pizza with pasta 😉
Sweet or Salty?
Summer or Winter?
City or Country?
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Gum or Breath Mints?
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
PC or Mac?
Beach or Pool?
Cats or Dog?
Apples or Oranges?
Facebook or Twitter?
Text or Talk?
Introvert or Extrovert?