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Book Review: Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms
Summary from GoodReads: Alli-Kar, a white-hole portal from another universe, rains meteoroids onto the surface of the planet Kelanni. But the so-called "lodestones" behave according to different physical laws, transforming Kelanni's society. With the aid of the fearsome Keltar in their flying cloaks, the Kelanni are being put to forced labor to mine the lodestones. Shann, an orphan with a fiery disposition, witnesses a battle between a Keltar and a stranger bearing a similar flying cloak. She tracks down the stranger, learning of the technology behind the Keltars' power and joining him on a mission to free the slaves and cut off their supply of lodestones. Meanwhile Keris, a Keltar, is sent on a mission to track down the rebels. She is attacked by a flying creature and saved by the enigmatic Chandara. At their Great Tree, she learns that a mysterious "Prophet" is out to destroy the Kelanni people. Their only hope is a powerful instrument hidden in the distant past. Pursued by Keltar, the party will encounter bizarre creatures, ancient technologies and terrifying dangers. Finally, they must seek to cross a massive storm barrier in order to reach the other side of their world, where a world-shaking revelation awaits.
My Review: This book isn't in one of the genres I find myself reading the most. However, since I do read all genres, I was so happy to be able to review this. My initial mistake was comparing it to the Sword of Truth books. Boy, was I wrong.
The first chapter moved slightly slow for me, but I think I was just getting a feel for it. This is a new land, different ideals, etc. By the time I had read more, I was dying to turn the page. It is incredibly explained. You feel as though you are there. You can completely imagine the whole book in your mind. It's well represented and explained without being overdone. The descriptions are great.
The Kelanni have their own world/planet. They ride their grayleshes and have a Prophet that may not be on their side. They prove that sometime enemies can come together for a greater good.
Make sure that you have a few hours to read. Once you open this book, you won't want to put it down. This new adventure keeps you wondering what will happen next.
Mark Whiteway takes you into a completely new world. If you have a change, grab your copy and settle in with some coffee and a blanket. I am looking forward to book #2.
Be watching for my interview with Mark and you can read his guest blog post HERE.
Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.