At The Sharp End of Lightning by NR Bates:
Publisher: NR Bates (January 30, 2015)
Category: Epic Fantasy, Magic Realism, Literary Fiction, Celtic Mythology, History
Tour Date: May/June, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 239 Pages
AT THE SHARP END OF LIGHTNING is the tale of family, of loss and sacrifice, of unexpected gifts and coping with disability and new abilities set against the backdrop of climate change occurring across parallel worlds. The intertwined worlds of Oceanlight and Earth are no longer hidden from view of each other. In one realm, Yalara Narika, a winged Sea Sprite, searches for her family and she encounters a deadly blue haze at sea. Escaping the poison makes her realize that her world, Oceanlight, is experiencing sudden and catastrophic environmental change.
Meanwhile, in the safe suburban normality of North Wales, Einion Morgan Alban, a restless youth with haemophilia, is nearly murdered by a man in a white suit who intentionally shoves him off a cliff. If Yalara and Einion don’t uncover the connections between their worlds and near-deaths, it will have dire consequences for the worlds they live in. Book one of the OCEANLIGHT series.My Thoughts:
This was actually a great story to read once I got past the first chapter or two. It does go into too much background explanation that I didn't really understand (it might have just been me as I like to get right to the story), but after that, I really enjoyed the book so much that I hated to set it down when I needed to do errands or make meals.
If you love reading great YA Fantasy books, then this one will definitely peak your interest. It was really just beginning to get juicy when suddenly it ended and you will have to read the next book to get some much needed answers or just more juicy story lines! I am hoping that I get to read the next one as it did peak my interest and I will have to make sure I don't forget to look for the sequel.
There are several characters you will be following in this story, so please make sure to remember them and what their experiences have been so that it all makes sense in the next book. It is a unique take on several mystical creatures so you won't want to miss this series!
About NR Bates:
NR Bates was born in London, grew up in Wales, and lived in Canada and Bermuda.
He shares his life with his wife, seven cats, one dog and the tropical wildlife of lizards, wolf spiders and ant colonies that seek out a better life indoors.
He is an oceanographer and scientist, and has published more than one hundred and twenty scientific papers on ocean chemistry, climate change and ocean acidification.
He is a Senior Scientist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Professor of Ocean Biogeochemistry at the University of Southampton, UK. His novels focus on epic fantasy and magic realism, and inspired by his deep love of the ocean and environmental sciences.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.