Tuesday, May 12, 2015

AT the Sharp End of Lightning By NR Bates Review and Giveaway

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.

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I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A super creative twist to a well plotted story. The author had me interested and eager to get to the end, but was surprised that I was not ready for it to be over once I did.

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.

Website: nrbates.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NR-Bates/1536689869946441
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NRBatesAuthor

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  1. I would keep it. Always up for a new book. Thanks for this!

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed 'At the Sharp End of Lightening'!

  3. I would keep it to read, since it sounds like an unusual story. Later, I might pass it on to my cousin, who is a real scifi addict.

  4. I would give it to my husband if I won. I think he would rally enjoy reading it, sounds like a really neat book.

  5. Dear Cassandra

    Thank you so much for your kind comments about the book and a great review. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the book and appreciate the posting of the review and tour on your site.

    NR Bates

    If you feel comfortable posting the review on Amazon and or Goodreads, I'm sure this would help a lot.


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