The Sky Done Ripped
EPUB created from retail kindleTimothy Truman (Illustrator)You might think two books of adventure involving Ned thebrain-enhanced Seal would be enough for any little seal’s lifetime,but not so.Ned is back.Ned and H. G. Wells, returning from correcting wounds in thefabric of time, not to mention a brief trip to an alternate Mars,have rescued two shipwreck survivors, Bongo Bill and Suzie Q. Theyhave saved them from drowning or possibly being killed by alieninvaders.In the process of jumping from one dimension to another, tryingto discover a time path home, they find themselves in an innerworld with a stationary sun. It’s a warm world with jungles,rivers, and land-locked seas. It is full of primitive creatures,including dinosaurs, highly intelligent apes, cannibals, strangestorms and bad hygiene.Deciding on a brief picnic and minor exploration before jumpingto Victorian England, Ned and his friends end up saving a famousapeman from human-eating birds, and soon set out to assist theapeman, Tango, in stealing a Golden Fleece with curative powers, afleece skinned from the body of a strange space traveler. Thefleece resides in a magnificent city, a kind of Shangri-La in thefar Blue Mountains.Their plan is to use the fleece to cure Tango’s beautiful wife,who has fallen into a coma. Nothing seems to cure her, but therumored miraculous powers of the Golden Fleece just might.If the world doesn’t kill them, then another survivor of theshipwreck from which Bongo Bill and Suzie Q were rescued justmight. She has been pulled into a time warp and blended with thesouls of marauding aliens, as well as the techno souls of theirmachines.She has mutated. She has grown to great size. She has inventedrolling machines that maul the trees and crush the earth, blendrocks and bones, blood and jungle into one vast wasteland. She hasgained terrible powers, and lost all connection to humanity. Shehas become She Who Must Be Obeyed and Eats Lunch Early. Her wholepurpose is chaos, and she has gathered an army to help her do justthat. She has destroyed the villages she has come across andenslaved the inhabitants. She and her army are heading in thedirection of the Blue Mountains, to the fabled city that containsthe Golden Fleece.Inevitably, she will collide with our heroes, and it won’t bepretty.Come now to the worlds and times of Ned the Seal. Share hisjourneys, as he honks the horn on his power sled, avoids becoming aculinary prize of beasts and cannibals, and settles in for a mealof fish, baked or fried, dried or raw.Cause the Sky Done Ripped and everything has gone toadventurous hell. And thank goodness.