Diego and the Rangers of the VastlanticArmand Baltazar
science fiction, fantasy, young adult
Introducing a world with the imaginative power of Star Wars and Avatar, author-artist Armand Baltazar presents the first book in the Timeless series, an epic fantasy adventure that sends Diego through a world where past, present, and future coexist. Complete with stunning cinematic black-and-white and color illustrations.
The world did not end. At least not permanently.
The Time Collision came from beyond the stars, a cosmic event that fractured time and space, tearing apart the Earth and reshaping it into something entirely new.
In New Chicago, Diego Ribera’s middle school hallways buzz with kids from all eras of history and from cultures all over the world. The pieces do not always fit together neatly, but this is the world he loves.
There are those, however, who do not share his affection. On his thirteenth birthday, Diego learns of a special gift he has within, a secret that is part of something much bigger — something he cannot understand. When his father, New Chicago’s top engineer, is taken by the Aeternum, Diego must rescue him and prevent this evil group from disrupting the fragile peace humanity has forged.
Armand Baltazar was born in Chicago’s North Side, not far from the famed Wrigley Field. After attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Armand began a visual storytelling career in feature animation as a background artist, visual development artist, and art director for DreamWorks Studios, Walt Disney, and Pixar Animation. He currently resides in Northern California with his family, creating the art and stories for the epic adventure series Timeless.