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Sovereign Serials , Who won Lit.Org's Site of the Month award in July 99 produces some of the highest quality character driven stories I've had the good fortune to find on the web. Free no less!

The "Sovereign Era" as declared by Dr. William Karl Donner, Which begins with the Donner Declaration in 1985, changes history and the world forever. Fantastic stories set in my one of my favorite time periods. The 80's. I grew up in the 80's, so maybe this review is influenced by my love of that era. So what. A review is just one person's opinion. But I'm right.

The Sovereign web site offers up easy navigation and fast loading times. Its easy layout and ample background material on the Sovereign Era itself immediately draw you into the stories. Which, of course, the reason for the web sites existence.

"To those who would attempt to restrict or sanction myself or others like me, I issue a warning. We are separate and individual. We are Sovereign. I have the ability to enforce our freedom, and I will." --Doctor William Karl Donner
April 18th, 1985 (quoted from the Sovereign Serials Web site.)

Creator of the Sovereign Serials and the Sovereign era, Matthew Wayne Selznick does a fantastic portrayal of the 80's. Reading "The Cat" brought back so many memories. Matthew has a knack for dialogue and character driven story telling. I immediately felt a connection with Nathan ( The Cat's main character ) and his new found love interest, Lina. His (Nathan) friends reminded me of my friends, and him (Nathan) of me. I can understand why "The Cat" is Sovereign Serials Fan Favorite!

While reading "The Cat", I found my self smiling when Nathan smiled, or wincing when Nathan was in trouble. I could feel the tension between him and Byron. I could really get behind this character, all due to Matthew's excellent story telling skills. I urge you to go over there and check out this awesome serials!

"Harry Turpin, Mystic Protector" turned my crank quite a bit less. Thought the writing ( by Matthew again ) was superb, the Characters just don't have me yet. I don't identify with them. Although the handling of the touchy subject of religion is handled very well, and balanced! The characters are quite interesting though, and the real world situations do bring back a few memories. I'm looking forward to seeing where he (Matthew) takes this serial! I look forward to seeing of Margo turns to Harry's side, or if Harry will falter in his beliefs, For her!

"Kinetic" only has two chapters out so far, but defiantly has some potential. A young girl, tormented by an abusive Dad, Susan discovers she has telekinetic powers. With no understanding of what's going on, she rushes off to try and find out. Her powerful and influential father has been getting away with beating her for some time. Will she make him pay herself? What will become of this unhealthy relationship? I'm curious to find out! Another fine work at Sovereign Serials by Howard Holmes Short II!

All in all, the first half of the Sovereign Serials collection of titles was a wonderful experience. Drop back by tomorrow night for the second part of the review when I cover, Paramount, Pilgrimage and Wraith! In the mean time, head over to Sovereign Serials and read for yourself! Especially take a peek at Cat!

Sovereign Serials , Set in the Sovereign Era , which began in 1985, is a nice trek back in time for me. I don't know if reading Sovereign Serials just opened my eyes to all the 80's stuff on TV, or maybe its just coincidence. But suddenly, ever channel is having an 80's night. Dinner and A movie last night played 2 out of the ultimate 80's trilogy. 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink. Its a shame they didn't follow it up with Breakfast club! Well, Looks like I'll get my wish. On the SuperStation, right after Valley Girl, comes The Breakfast Club, then 16 Candles again. Man, the 80's really ruled. Like, For sure.

Matthew Wayne Selznick Writes "Paramount" and "Pilgrimage". Both excellent Titles. Paramount tells the story of the Immaculate Butcher, Dr. William Karl Donner, who single handedly brought about the Sovereign Era. The series is very personal and a very exciting. A very close second to "The Cat" for me. And the only real reason it takes second is "The Cat" actually takes place in 1985. 1985, which is the Beginning of the Sovereign Era, is also the center of the Universe as far as the 80's are concerned. Dr. Donner's trial in "Paramount" are nothing compared to what's to come. It looks like they are about to deal with the first Paramount class Sovereign encountered other than Dr. Donner! An excellent title.

"Pilgrimage" tells the story of an older women who lost her husband long ago, and watches her daughter die via her clairvoyant "Spells". Once left virtually alone, she makes the trek to the Sovereign Institute to learn the truth about herself and her gifts. An excellent and well written story. Well worth reading!

"Wraith" by Marc Washington had gotten off to a great start. Reminding me slightly of "Sixth Sense". A very real vision of how life can be for some people, and the extraordinary gifts Lori has been given. And how will she deal with the ability of hearing what people are thinking? Another good story from Sovereign Serials!

My personal picks, Go read "The Cat", "Paramount", and "Wraith"! But make sure you pick up a side dish "Pilgrimage", a great limited series! Head on over to" Sovereign Serials and read something today!

Chrispian H. Burks
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