3 - Clan Amir: Falcon Fledgling - Cover


3 - Clan Amir: Falcon Fledgling

by Ernest Bywater

Copyright 2007 by Ernest Bywater as Ernest Edwards

Action/Adventure Story: 15 Stories about an exceptional person, Gerry Mannheim, a high genius. These short stories cover his life from 10 years of age until 16 years of age. They depict aspects of his character and the events continuing maturing after he joins the Royal Guards to help him get offer the emotional shocks of the deaths during the year before. Mostly these stories cover the events around his military career but also cover personal high lights like meeting and courting his first wife.

Tags: Drama   Military   Workplace   Extra Sensory Perception   Young Adult   Vignettes  


Cover Art

The foreground image of the bird is the copyright of Eric Sloan and used here with his permission. The background is from an image titled DSC00686Cairns.jpg uploaded to Wikipedia by Tim35 released to the public domain on 22 May, 2007. The manipulation, and adding of text is by Ernest Bywater. All rights to the cover image are reserved by the copyright owners.

10 January 2021 version


Over the years I’ve seen many definitions of what a hero is. I can’t remember if this is a direct quote or paraphrasing of what another has said, but I believe a hero is:

Someone who does what they see as their duty or the right thing to do in exceptional circumstances regardless of the dangers or risks to themselves.

All of the stories in the series in this are dedicated to the many heroes who are the brave men, women, and children who’ve fought for their people or their country against human or animal dangers or in natural disasters during times of peace or times of war. This is especially dedicated to those who have fallen in the front lines while they strove with all they had to help or protect others. People such as firefighters, medical staff, police officers, soldiers, sailors, airmen, or general civilians helping out in an emergency.

from ‘The Fallen’

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

by Laurence Binyon

Table of Contents

Falcon Fledgling
Gerry Mannheim
Building a New Life
First Assignments
Raptor Games
A Masterful Execution

Recon Platoon
Designing Devilry
MP Patrol
Crafty People

A Way to Help
Tim’s Halt
Party Time
Clean Up

A Year of Changes
Someone Very Special

The Board Meeting
Clearing the Decks

Boat People
What a Girl
An Interesting Voyage
Fight for Life

Troubled Command

Deadly Dive
Well Caught

War Games
Planning to Win
Of Mice and Men

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