The Sea of Storms

The Sea of Storms Ail 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 Kelan

  • Title: The Sea of Storms
  • Author: Mark Whiteway
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ail 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 diAil 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, and learns of the technology behind the Keltars power, 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 First Place Award Winner 2010 Premier Book Awards.First Place Award Winner New Author 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.First Place Award Winner Science Fiction 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.First Place Award Winner Young Adult 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.First Place Award Winner Science Fiction 2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.First Place Award Winner Young Adult 2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.Global European Award Winner 2010 Reader Views Awards.Second Place Award Winner Young Adult 2010 Reader Views Awards.Bronze Award Winner 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards.Second Place Award Winner 2010 Written Art Awards.Finalist 2010 Foreword Book of the Year Award Excerpt Madness Obsession Keris knew little of such things It was impossible to believe that this was the same man the man who had taken her in and nurtured her who had impressed on her the conviction that the Kelanni needed to be protected and cared for Yet somehow he had turned into a monster.His hands slipped to one end of his staff and he swung it towards her in a wide arc She jumped back instinctively, the diamond blade passing inches from her midriff I m gratified to see that your reflexes are as keen as ever, Keris He spun around and then leapt into the air a short distance, aiming the staff at her head She side stepped neatly, and the blade flashed past her harmlessly Good, very good, he approved Now are you going to obey my wishes or are you going to defend yourself He was advancing on her again Keris felt as if she were in a waking dream One hand moved involuntarily to her own staff, gripping the smooth darkwood It felt solid, reassuring Her other hand moved to her neck control and she adjusted the bronze layer of her cloak, seeking the pressure of natural lodestone As she registered the strengths and directions of the familiar push of the ore, it was bizarrely the words of Mordal himself that came back to her, spoken in a different place and at a different time Battling another Keltar is unlike any other battle you will ever fight When encountering anyone else, the lodestone will furnish you with a decisive advantage in height and momentum However, when you are facing another Keltar, those advantages are cancelled out Instead, the field of battle and the configuration of lodestone deposits become all important A clash between Keltar is primarily a battle of tactics Even superior strength and agility can be overcome by superior positioning and spatial orientation You must immediately determine the location and strength of any deposits and then own them, denying your opponent any advantage Continued

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    1. It was awhile ago that I read this book so I can't give it a comprehensive review like I usually do. I will tell you that I remember that the characters were interesting with a guy that could fly with the use of magical/science-based loadstones and a woman and a young girl who were unlikely teammates.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 [...]

    2. For the full review, please visit my blog: oktopusink/2011/0One 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 [...]

    3. A few weeks ago I was looking for some books to read/review when I came across "Lodestone, Book One: The Sea of Storms." I definitely found the title to be unique so I popped over to in order to learn more about it.Ail-Kar, a white-hole portal from another universe, consistently rains meteors down on a planet called Kelanni. These meteors, also called "lodestones" behave according to different physical laws due to the fact that they are from another planet. These "lodestones" and their unusual [...]

    4. I am neither a sci-fi aficionado nor an adventure freak, and rather prefer reading books that teach social values and personal development. But The Sea of Storms is an exemption. Beneath the book's breathtaking, heart-pounding stunts and endless struggles lie deeper lessons in life that the author effectively conveyed. Please allow me to share how this book unexpectedly touched my life Lesson 1: It is amazing how the main characters- Lyall, Shann, Keris, and Alondo - found each other and became [...]

    5. Sea of Storm is the first book if the Lodestone Series which I was able todownload for Kindle via . Considering that this is author MarkWhiteway’s first major creation – it is a brilliant way to forge a brightcareer in the Sci-Fi Fantasy genre. Without spoiling the plot too much; thestory evolves around a planet called Kelanni and its people; set in adistant planet where it is ruled by 3 suns and has an abundance of supplyof lodestones. These powerful lodestones are used as a tool of power a [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. 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. I believe that Mark Whiteway [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. On the planet Kelanni, life is cheap. 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, aformer Keltar, a failed revolutionary, a musician and the mysterious creature, Boxx, who seems to speak only in riddles.

    10. I really enjoyed this book, and as a an added bonus, it was free on my Kindle.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.

    11. I like the tone of this story, and its characters. Shann is relatable, and Boxx’s uniqueness adds so much. Definitely worth the low cost for Kindle!

    12. 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). In fact, despite all the action that was in the beginning, the book didn’t really pick up for me until about ¼ of the way in. The beginning was pretty much getting introductions to the characters done, and weaving a plot to get them together. However, when all of [...]

    13. (Cross-posted to my sci-fi blog, Android Dreamer.)There have been a handful of cases in which I read the first chapter or two of a novel, decided it wasn't for me, and abandoned the book. In the case of reading material for the sake of review, this is a practice I have abolished; when I start reading a book, I finish it. It is lucky for me that I have taken to this practice, as Mark Whiteway's Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms is the perfect example of a novel that rewards perseverance.Altho [...]

    14. The first book in the Lodestone series comes to you with awards while offering many rewards to the reader. For those who read both science fiction and fantasy, “Book One: The Sea of Storms” is a recommended read. Mr. Whiteway does an excellent job of honoring the forms of those he admires, such as Jules Verne, while creating a new world and journey of his own making. The book contrasts a society with cues both reptilian and humanoid. This first part of the larger story introduces classic con [...]

    15. Concept/WorldThis is a complex world both physically and culturally. Physically it has three suns, mysterious lodestones and a variety of alien creatures. Culturally it is almost medieval in feel, dominated by a tyrannical religion. The concept of the book is almost more fantasy than science fiction. I would have been perfectly happy to accept the lodestones as magical and wasn’t entirely convinced by the scientific explanation of the lodestones or by the science underlying the “storm barrie [...]

    16. Having just come off reading a favorite series I was a little hesitant to start this book. I had just had a fabulous reading experience and didn't want that to affect my review of the next book I read by an as yet unknown to me author, but I'd been curious about this one and it had been hanging around on my Kindle for a while so off I went to a new world. I must say that I was more than pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it. It was little dark in places, but I still consider it a fun read. T [...]

    17. (from Murphy's Library - murphyslibrary/ - rated 3 and a half there)Kelanni is a planet ruled by a dictator, The Prophet. He has what we could call an army, a loyal one, the Keltar, who are responsible to make sure no one rebels against their leader. The Prophet is a master in the explorations of the lodestone that arrives with meteor showers in Kelanni. All is functioning as The Prophet expects, but there are people out there that are getting tired of his domain.This book, the first in the Lode [...]

    18. As an indie book reviewer, I come across a lot of, um, less than stellar fiction. Then, once in a while, I come across a self-published book like The Sea of Storms and I am reminded of why I do this in the first place. Planet Kelanni has three suns: a white and yellow that move across the sky much like our own Sun, and a large, dim, red sun that never moves, in much the same way as the Earth doesn't when viewed from the Moon. The inhabitants of this planet, though never described in detail, are [...]

    19. Read this review and more at The Bohemian Housewife BlogI love audiobooks! I listen to them while I clean, workout, and while in the car. They make things go by so much faster. I haven't listened to a science fiction/fantasy book yet and jumped on the chance to review The Sea Of Storms. I had previously never heard of this series, but I'm glad I listened to it.I had a few thoughts on the narration as I'm getting picky when it comes to my narrators. At first, I wasn't a fan of Nathan William Hell [...]

    20. I could talk about the overall splendor of the world featured in The Sea of Storms, but I think the best reviews are the ones that dig into the actual storyline and mechanics of the book. So without further ado, my favorite three things in The Sea of Storms:The strategy behind Keltar battles reminds me of the clashes between tribes in Dune. There is a political struggle heavy with indoctrination and biased behavior going on. This play for power really fuels the story as the characters search for [...]

    21. Shann wasn’t sure why she helped the stranger. She knew it meant certain death now if she is caught. But what of the strange disc he had pressed into her hand sticky and yet so unusual as she had never known anything like it before. She couldn’t help but wonder who was he to stand up to the Keltar like that and yet he was dressed like a Keltar he even had the flying cloak. The words he said echoed in her head “run” and that was exactly what she was doing…running for her life….I love [...]

    22. Great Start to a New Sci-Fi SeriesI wanted to start this series because I had a friend that is already to book 5 and swears that the author is one of his favorites. So I thought to myself “sure, why not try it out?” and started the series. Looking on and to my utter delight, the author made the first book in the series free! I was sold off the bat with that price. Also, I looked ahead and noticed that the next books in the series are modestly priced at $3.99. Anyways, let me start by saying [...]

    23. An intriguing, character-driven, fantasy-adventure story.Shann is an orphan, working in the kitchens of a local Inn, when she witnesses a confrontation between one of the Prophet’s Keltar, who is collecting tribute for the Prophet, and a sandy-haired stranger. An impulse leads Shann to aid the stranger, resulting in her being pursued by the Prophet’s soldiers and forced to leave Corte, her home town. “Flying cloaks,” “graylesh” and “sand scarags” are just some of the things you w [...]

    24. The rebels are forming and plotting by their leader known only as "The Prophet." The Kelanni are being forced to harvest the lodestones. When Keris, a Keltar questioning her work for "The Prohpet," learns that the Kelanni people are in more trouble than is realized, she sets out to find a way to save them. The journey takes a group of five, including Keris, Shann-a village girl, and Boxx-a creature with powers, on an adventure that will reveal astonishing truths and dangerous encounters.Author M [...]

    25. This book 1 in the Lodestone series really set the tone and I am excited to delve into the remainder of the series. Mark Whiteway transported me to this new world thru his details and wonderful characters. Amazingly, you almost forget that the Kelanni are not human in the traditional sense until you get the reminder about tails or remembering that the Chandara has multiple limbs. But is does not distract because I felt connected with Shann, Lyall, Alondo, Keris, and even Boxx throughout this sto [...]

    26. A SyFy Novel of Planet Across the GalaxyMW has penned a SyFy novel that shows how people live on a different planet. The ruling masses have the ability to fly across sky. This ability has seismic reaction against the peoples whom are and are existing in a manner now. This is an odd, but exceptional piece of SyFy that each reader will thoroughly enjoy. This is an excellent read for the genreER

    27. This was a book that I kept picking up and putting down. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it in the beginning. It had some interesting thoughts there in the beginning, but I wasn’t sold at first. I kept giving it a go, because I do not like failing to finish a book. I am very glad that I did not. It really picked up. After the introduction of the primary cast, I felt myself growing attached to the primary characters and wanting to see where they ended up. The growth of the characters and how t [...]

    28. Lodestone Book One: Sea of Storms by Mark WhitewayThis is a really good book with some outstanding characters and world building. There are some interesting though sometimes confusing elements about the Lodestones, which I'm no way going to try to be expert about. The important thing to this type of fiction is that the author try to maintain the rules he's built into his system-or at least have good reasons for any deviations. I think,without going into real in-depth analysis of the working of t [...]

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