The Next Level: The Black Band

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is the sequel to "The Next Level: The Dome of Power". This takes place three months after the previous novel highlighting Austin's first year in high school as he meets, new people, new friends, new enemies, and even falls in love for the first time in two years. Meanwhile, the Mastermind sends one of his best agents to attack Austin and ruin his entire life.

Table of Contents

Class of '10

Submitted: March 19, 2010

The first chapter in this story. Read Chapter

Spike Estaquilla

Submitted: March 19, 2010

Enter Spike Estaquilla, one of The Mastermind's best agents. This chapter focuses on his daily life and his "ability". Read Chapter

The New Batch

Submitted: March 19, 2010

The new students are given their powers in this chapter. Austin also becomes more connected to a certain person. Read Chapter

Spike's Directive

Submitted: March 19, 2010

The Mastermin gives Spike his mission. Spike sees some flaws though. How will this affect the grand scheme of thigs? Read on to find out. Read Chapter

Ninjas and Magic

Submitted: March 19, 2010

One of Austin's friends popularizes this card game. But in Austin's addiction to this card game, he notices something strange going on in the school. Read Chapter

Excitement in August

Submitted: March 19, 2010

The "Linggo ng Wika" is an annual celebration in the Philippines. Despite not being in the said country anymore, ESS still decides to celebrate the occasion. Things do get stranger around the campus. Meanwhile, Austin gets a bit closer to Janella... or at least tries to. Read Chapter

Woodridge Place

Submitted: March 19, 2010

Austin and Patrick visit Woodridge Place, coincidentally the place where Spike lives. Will these two meet face-to-face for the first time. Find out hwat happens. Read Chapter


Submitted: March 19, 2010

We get an overview on school lofe here. And Austin decides to give the new students some training sessions. Read Chapter

Family Bonding

Submitted: March 19, 2010

Spike has some problems with his dad. They have this really intense conversation. Read Chapter

The Recollection

Submitted: March 19, 2010

As I-Bukidnon goes to their recollection, Austin notices somethng stranges about his Social Studies teacher. Read Chapter

The Black Band

Submitted: April 29, 2010

THE BLACK BAND   The rest of the days of that week were uneventful. Kyle postponed their meeting because he had lots of scho... Read Chapter

Pre-Party Preparations

Submitted: April 29, 2010

PRE-PARTY PREPARATIONS   Everyday before October 29 was spent on trying to ask Janella or planning to ask Janella. Austin ha... Read Chapter

A Night to Remember

Submitted: April 29, 2010

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER   Tuesday was boring. Math was Austin’s best subject and there was no Math on Tuesdays. Basically, Tue... Read Chapter


Submitted: April 29, 2010

CORRUPTION   Austin sadly walked out of the school. The campers were gone. The laughter was gone and all the while, Austin w... Read Chapter

A Different Person

Submitted: April 29, 2010

A DIFFERENT PERSON   Kyle was on the ninth floor of the hotel. The awarding ceremony for the whole Halloween gig was happeni... Read Chapter

Security Measures

Submitted: April 29, 2010

SECURITY MEASURES   Kyle had asked a few hydrokinetics to wash out the fires after taking some pictures. It was Sunday. Kyle... Read Chapter

The Search Begins

Submitted: April 29, 2010

THE SEARCH BEGINS   Behind all the commotion, these fifteen people all felt a little fear inside. They couldn’t help but f... Read Chapter

Spike's Loss

Submitted: April 29, 2010

SPIKE’S LOSS   It’s been two weeks now. He couldn’t get the image out of his head. His arm, covered in spikes, piercin... Read Chapter

Break from the Search

Submitted: April 29, 2010

BREAK FROM THE SEARCH   Nine o’ clock in the morning, Kyle woke up in bed. He sat up and looked to his left, Berna was sti... Read Chapter

Break from the Search pt2

Submitted: April 29, 2010

“Goodbye Kyle, and be careful. Don’t let old Double M kidnap you and make you kill me. I hate genocide, homicide’s more fun.” ... Read Chapter

Approaching the Deadline

Submitted: April 29, 2010

APPROACHING THE DEADLINE   “Turn it off…” Berna stood up and took out the CD. She switched off the TV as she sat b... Read Chapter

Approaching the Deadline pt2

Submitted: April 29, 2010

Kyle didn’t join the counting and was trying to snap Berna out of her trance. “NINE!” Kyle was shaking her but still, she s... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 30, 2010

RESPAWN   The next day, Kyle and Berna went to school as usual. The Setonian ASG members had a pretty normal day in school ... Read Chapter

Respawn pt2

Submitted: October 30, 2010

Austin sat up and pointed his hand at Ernst’s face. “You’re the dumbest son of a bitch in our batch with the dumbest superpower on ... Read Chapter

Nightmare Chase

Submitted: December 05, 2010

NIGHTMARE CHASE   “Janella…” A faint light shone through her eyes but soon disappeared again. “Janella!!!”... Read Chapter

Evasion and Capture

Submitted: December 05, 2010

EVASION AND CAPTURE   Austin flew high up in the air, way above the Empire State Building, Kyle still held by the neck. Aus... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 11, 2010

AFTERMATH   It was the strangest feeling he had ever felt. It was not like waking up from a long comatose, or waking up fro... Read Chapter

Back in Control

Submitted: December 17, 2010

BACK IN CONTROL   Sunday was a pretty boring day. Janella was away with her parents that day. Patrick was somewhere else th... Read Chapter

Christmas Dance

Submitted: December 19, 2010

CHRISTMAS DANCE   Austin couldn’t sleep that night. He was still feeling stupid about his reply to Janella. He was so worr... Read Chapter

A Holiday Without Spirit

Submitted: December 23, 2010

A HOLIDAY WITHOUT SPIRIT   Austin had been sleeping for twenty minutes when he heard a knock on his door. Austin stood u... Read Chapter

The Fourth Quarter Begins

Submitted: December 30, 2010

THE FOURTH QUARTER BEGINS Finally, it was 2010. Classes would still resume on January 4. Austin had the whole weekend to slack off.... Read Chapter

The Calm Before the Storm

Submitted: December 31, 2010

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM   There was a white void. He was in it. Above him, far away, there was this figure, slowly driftin... Read Chapter

2010 Intramurals

Submitted: January 16, 2011

2010 INTRAMURALS   Wednesday, January 27 started out like a normal day. Austin teleported to school and went to the DDN cla... Read Chapter

Farewells And Revelations

Submitted: January 16, 2011

FAREWELLS AND REVELATIONS The competition that Saturday was sad and lonely since it was an individual competition. Afterwards, he tel... Read Chapter

The Rose With Many Thorns

Submitted: January 16, 2011

THE ROSE WITH MANY THORNS   A white void, he was in it again. He was unable to move. It was cold, there was no wind, the fe... Read Chapter

Deceptive Reality

Submitted: January 24, 2011

DECEPTIVE REALITY   Saturday was not the usual relaxing day Austin very well remembered it to be. He just couldn’t believe... Read Chapter

Things Fall Apart

Submitted: February 05, 2011

THINGS FALL APART   “Austin?” Kyle had lost it. He knew he was gone but he was still… “Austin.” Desper... Read Chapter

The ASG's Finest Hour

Submitted: March 23, 2011

THE ASG’S FINEST HOUR   They had made it to the base. John was there, four BB Guns ready beside him, all loaded with maga... Read Chapter

The Last Stand

Submitted: April 06, 2011

THE LAST STAND They rushed outside. Austin, Kyle, Janella, Berna, Ivan, and Patrick went ahead to the remains of the hotel. There... Read Chapter

Life Goes On

Submitted: April 04, 2011

LIFE GOES ON The weekend that followed was less than uneventful. Austin made a fan page of Ernst on Facebook for shits and giggles.... Read Chapter

The Mutant Bond

Submitted: April 05, 2011

THE MUTANT BOND Austin rushed to the base and went to the back of the room where the Mutant Bond was. He looked for his sphere and sa... Read Chapter

Summer Approaching

Submitted: April 06, 2011

SUMMER APPROACHING   Austin spent the weekend relaxed and well rested. Joel chatted with Austin. He was calm at this time al... Read Chapter

Future Unknown

Submitted: April 07, 2011

FUTURE UNKNOWN   The next day, Austin only had one more test to take and it was the Filipino test. It was the second test s... Read Chapter