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DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF FANTASY & ADVENTURE-UNVEILING THE CAPTIVATING COVER OF NEW WATCHERS: DE MODE

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN DE MODE

Article Published on: 15TH JUNE 2023 | www.demodemagazine.com

FIRST LOOK OF 'NEW WATCHERS' BOOK COVER BY AUTHOR FRANTZ CHARLES

As soon as thirteen-year-old Selena Black is crowned Queen of the Marine Kingdom and becomes a New Watcher, the evil La Siren launches a brutal assault on all Five Kingdoms. Selena and her friends from other kingdoms must save the world from the impending catastrophe. Determined to avenge her father and save her people, she devises a risky plan. Selena knows all too well how powerful La Siren can be. But even being armed with the powers from all Five Kingdoms might not be enough to steal the elusive Dead Sea Scroll. Are Selena and other New Watchers really the best people to save the world? Can they overcome their differences and handle the weight of the world on their shoulders?


This middle-grade fantasy is a captivating tale of courage, friendship, and self-discovery. "New Watchers: The Dead Sea Scroll” is a must-read for young readers who love magical adventures and epic quests!


BOOK PRE-RELEASE REVIEW


Frantz's second novel is chock-full of biblical allusions provides a healthy reprives for its young adult audience from our harsh world and offers spiritual, emotional, and intellectual nourishment. His stories enable him to live with hopefulness and purpose once they return Wh ne reality after the Dead Sea Scrolls revert the catastrophic flood and the Eye of the Ocean is returned.

-Sandra Joy Mangarella, English teacher at Union Senior High School.


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ABOUT AUTHOR FRANTZ CHARLES

Frantz Charles has always been passionate about writing and storytelling. They describe him as a curious author who loves exploring different themes regarding young adults and motifs. As part of his writing process, he loves immersing himself in stories relating to real-life situations in the hope of bringing out a change in many readers. His projects—diving headfirst into the research, production, and fine-tuning of the stories he feels are the most important of storytelling. He's a mentor, poet, businessman, public speaker, and author.


His debut novel The GCP: The First Resurrection was released in October 2020 and has since been in multiple bookstores, magazines, newspapers, schools, and many more. Frantz Charles has spoken on various platforms and TV shows. Making guest appearances on TV to read to children to BBC radio shows.


Charles has spoken in different countries and to large audiences. Set to work on a film, he hopes in works of literature, film, public speaking, and mentoring that he can bring out a positive change in everyone he reaches. His debut novel The GCP: The First Resurrection sets place in Parallel universes in a not-so-distant future. Planet Earth is being attacked by a set of gods, led by the mighty goddess Vera.


AUTHOR FRANTZ CHARLES'S SECOND NOVEL 'NEW WATCHERS: THE DEAD SEA SCROLL' IS SET TO RELEASE ON 7th JULY 2023.


AUTHOR FRANTZ CHARLES INTERVIEW WITH DE MODE ABOUT HIS UPCOMING NOVEL - NEW WATCHERS

1.) 'New Watchers: The Dead Sea Scroll' is your second novel. How do you feel your writing style or approach has evolved since your first book?


Answer: My approach to this second novel has changed. My research regarding my story for this book came from people I knew, different experiences told through social media, and doing lots of research on YouTube. My writing style for my first book felt cinematic and with this second book the style feels like you're in the book listening to a friend tell you a story.


2.) The release date of July 7th is just around the corner. How have you been preparing for the launch of your book, and what are your expectations or hopes for its reception?


Answer: Man, I’ve been preparing for this launch with marketing plans. I haven’t gotten much sleep preparing for the launch. There are book trailers being made, interviews, photoshoots, and a new design for my website. I expect the new watchers to do better than my first and I hope it takes me to greater heights.


3.) Middle-grade readers can be a discerning audience. How did you strike a balance between creating an engaging story and ensuring it's age-appropriate for your target readership?


Answer: Finding that balance was the hardest part of writing this story. I honestly talked to my cousins who are in middle school and asked them how it is being 12 or how’s school is. Interviewing kids, seeing their interactions with their peers, and studying what they consider fun, boring, cool, etc. Ultimately, by keeping the target readership in mind, being conscious of content and language choices, and seeking feedback from the intended audience, I aimed to strike a balance between an engaging story and age-appropriate material that resonated with middle-grade readers.


4.) The fantasy genre often allows authors to create intricate and imaginative worlds. Can you tell us a bit about the world-building process in "New Watchers: The Dead Sea Scroll" and any unique elements readers can look forward to?


Answer: I’ve created multiple worlds and places I believe the fans would love. The Land Of Dracos is one of the places I created that I think readers will love. So a little of the world-building process comes from mythology and me putting my own twist on it. Some of the things I keep in mind when creating a world are first creating a system in that world and the rules that people follow. Do they all look alike? What’s their society like? What do they consider important? What language do they speak? So asking myself these questions helps me build my world.


5.) As an author, what message or feeling do you hope to leave readers with after they've finished reading your book?


Answer: In the end I want readers to feel like they can do whatever they put their mind into like my main character Selena. This book ultimately says that despite your height, weight, gender, skin, or how you look you can still make a difference.


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