Both characters struggled to maintain equilibrium. Overcoming weaknesses and managing new-found strengths are hidden treasures that the readers can dig within the book's pages.
Lesson 3: The most important lesson that I've learned from the book, among many more, is the value of selflessness. The characters shared their unique ways of offering their lives for the sake of others- family, friends, and fellow Kelanni. They have risked their lives and faced whatever challenges that lie ahead because someone depends on them. It was said that "the greatest love is laying down one's life for another", and the characters have, without a doubt, generously demonstrated it throughout the story.
I had so much fun reading the book as I explored every corner of Kelanni in my imagination. With the author's clear and effective descriptions, I felt comfortable putting myself in the characters' shoes. I allowed my creativity to work for me and felt free in building the images in my mind. And while I took pleasure in reading the book, I appreciate the lessons it instilled in my heart.
It was awhile ago that I read this book so I can't give it a comprehensive review like I usually do.
They meet and you learn some about their backgrounds in this story based in a world of different and yet similar creatures to what we have on Earth. At the end of the book the group makes it to the It was awhile ago that I read this book so I can't give it a comprehensive review like I usually do. At the end of the book the group makes it to the sea. This is the first book in a promising series and very much worth a read by SciFI and Fantasy readers and you can read it free so there is no risk.
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I give it five out of five stars. If you liked this review I have over 50 more SciFi and Fantasy reviews on my website at www. I also have a monthly newsletter that I would appreciate you signing up for. One of my favorite things about books is that they have the power to transport the reader anywhere in the world, even if that means transporting them to a different world.
Whiteway capitalizes on this power, and uses it to his advantage to bring the reader a creative story filled with crazy animals, gliding cloaks, and star-crossed destiny. At first, the the book appears to be strictly science fiction. The story takes place in the world of Kelanni--a planet devoid of human life, yet incredibly human at the same time.
Its inhabitants are being oppressed by the Keltar, guardians of the Prophet who have abused their power in the name of their savior. But when one of the characters receives an important message from the past, an epic journey begins and the characters embark on a quest to travel beyond the Sea of Storms. In the tradition of J. The world was rich with its own customs, natural laws, crazy creatures and landscapes that, when combined, had me wishing that my jacket was filled with lodestones.
However, despite the exciting pacing of the plot and the amazing amount of easy-to-understand detail that Whiteway puts into the more alien aspects of his novel, reading the first pages or so was difficult for me.
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Regardless, Shann, Alando, Lyall, and Keris provided an even balance of skills to the group, and their personalities played well off of each other--especially towards the end. It was hard to choose a favorite, but if I had to, it would probably be Alando. His light-hearted comments relieved some of the tension of the story, and I enjoyed listening to his well placed words of wisdom. Overall, the novel was very well done, and the end had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Even though the beginning was a little slow, once the edges of the plot were outlined it became a roller coaster of action and adventure.
If you're into books that blend science fiction and fantasy and blend it extremely well , then I highly recommend you pick up the first book in the Lodestone series. A fair warning, though: The end is a cliffhanger, and a seriously painful one! View 2 comments. Without spoiling the plot too much; the story evolves around a planet called Kelanni and its people; set in a distant planet where it is ruled by 3 suns and has an abundance of supply of lodestones. These powerful lodestones are used as a tool of power Sea of Storm is the first book if the Lodestone Series which I was able to download for Kindle via Amazon.
These powerful lodestones are used as a tool of power and immense energy by the high authorities in Kelanni also known as Keltars. They are the eyes and ears of a high power they all serve called the Prophet. The Keltars gather tributes from the villages in Kelanni and enslave them to mine lodestones for the Prophet. Four members of this race are brought together; an orphaned teenage girl Shann, a gallant former Keltar trainee and group leader Lyall, a mechanical genius and carefree artisan Alondo and a reformed Keltar Keris; on a journey that would test their courage, bravery, beliefs and friendship in their quest to stop a common enemy who have not only long oppressed their people but who also threaten their very existence.
With the aid of the Chandara Boxx; an ancient creature with mysterious qualities and insightful thoughts - they journey through their kingdom on a mission for justice and liberty and at the same time a journey of self discovery.
I was impressed by Mr. From the blurb I knew this was going to be an interesting book but I didn't realise how interested I would become in this novel. I found myself completely absorbed in the Kelanni world. I did feel that this boom did start out slow as all the various characters were introduced and there various parts to play introduced.
However the novel soon picked up pace and I found it a thrilling read. I found this novel to be really good for a debut author. He managed to suck the readers into this fantasy wo From the blurb I knew this was going to be an interesting book but I didn't realise how interested I would become in this novel. He managed to suck the readers into this fantasy world and I feel left me wanting more.
I thought this book was unique and I feel it is going to be a rewarding series to read for all that have been graced with reading this book. The characters appear flawless and the reader can really engage with them and their world. I am really looking forward to reading the next installment.
Aug 01, L. This is a fast paced and drag you along for the ride fantasy. I was breathless at points cheering the action and frustrated at times when the characters showed their flaws. A wonderful cast of characters annoying at times and alternately heroic at others. The mix of characters play well off each other, they make you want to cheer or in some cases box their ears. The story is easy to get into and the book hard to put down. I am looking forward to the next installment.
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I believe that Mark Whiteway This is a fast paced and drag you along for the ride fantasy. I believe that Mark Whiteway has put together a world that is both dangerous and ingenious. The Characters are rich and bold with both flaws and great courage. A great read. I am not receiving any compensation and all opinions are my own based of my independent reading of this material.
The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway is an excellent fantasy adventure that is full of action and intrigue. It will keep you glued to its pages from start to finish. I really enjoyed the way author developed a tale that grabbed my interest and kept it throughout the story. It was fast paced and full of little plot twist that kept the excitement building going. Even with all the action and twist it was still easy to read and follow. Mark Whiteway did a great job of creating characters that were both The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway is an excellent fantasy adventure that is full of action and intrigue.
Mark Whiteway did a great job of creating characters that were both real and easy to identify. I found myself following along as an unseen character as I became so wrapped up in the story. On the planet Kelanni, life is cheap.
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With the aid of the fearsome "Keltar" enforcers, in their flying cloaks, a ruthless invader is forcing the native people to mine the colloquially named "lodestone" - a substance from another universe with infinitely destructive power. The only ones who can stop him are a tiny girl with fiery disposition, a former Keltar, a failed revolutionary, a musician and the mysterious creature, Boxx, who seems to speak only in riddles.
Jan 12, Kellyanne rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle , fantasy-and-sci-fi , freebie , read-in I really enjoyed this book, and as a an added bonus, it was free on my Kindle.
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Mismatched characters come together to help over throw The Prophet, an evil leader of the Kelanni people. It is very well written and has a little bit of everything in it including plenty of suspense and adventure. I am looking forward to purchasing and reading part two in the series. I like the tone of this story, and its characters. Definitely worth the low cost for Kindle! Read the full review Frazzled Book Nommer. Initially, it was very difficult for me to get into this book. I felt like I was being bombarded with new customs and everyday life, and it was very slow despite its action-packed pacing.
The beginning was pretty much getting introductions to the characters done, and weaving a plot to get them together.
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