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  • 09/2018
  • B07DHZ2YLB
  • 453 pages
  • $2.99
Skerryvore
lee williams, Author

Children/Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Teenage twins Rose and Daniel aren’t allowed phones, computers, even a TV, thanks to their conspiracy-obsessed father. But when the people he always thought were after him actually turn up, the twins realise he wasn’t as paranoid as they’d always thought. With their dad missing and their house burned to the ground, Rose and Daniel find themselves at the centre of a worldwide conspiracy that stretches back through the ages, involving some of the most powerful and mysterious organisations on the planet. Why them? Why their dad? The answers to these questions and other, darker mysteries lie beyond the doors of an ancient house called Skerryvore. These mysteries link the twins to a Dark Age king and queen, to a secret society that stands behind the City of London, and an energy source that links some of the world’s most ancient sites into a network that has the power – literally – to change the world. Skerryvore is the first book in the Dark Net series
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 5 out of 10
Character/Execution: 5 out of 10
Overall: 5.75 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: The novel offers a compelling concept (teenage twins have always dismissed their father’s rejection of cell phones, computers, and TV as conspiracy theory-driven paranoia--until he goes missing) that evolves into a far-reaching and multilayered story.

Prose: Williams’s prose tends toward overwriting, with heavy blocks of exposition that can interfere with momentum.

Originality: Williams integrates a smart and timely thematic element into this sci-fi story by exploring the potential threats posed by overuse of modern technology.

Character Development: While the characters have clear, distinctive roles in the story, they otherwise are lacking in substantive emotional depth.

Date Submitted: June 22, 2018

Reviews
Readers' Favorite

Lee Williams has created an amazing adventure in this wonderfully written YA fantasy epic, Skerryvore. Exciting and well done with plenty of twists and turns to capture and hold the reader's interest - I know it did mine! Perfectly paced and full of brilliant characters, the fast-paced action spirals you forward to an exciting climax that pulls almost all the mysterious clues together, leaving you satisfied yet still anxious for the follow-up novel. Lee Williams mixes history, science fiction and everyday social issues along with mythical characters and legends to make Skerryvore the ideal story to keep you reading and wanting to read even more. 

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ebook Details
  • 09/2018
  • B07DHZ2YLB
  • 453 pages
  • $2.99

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