Thursday, March 29, 2012
Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
When Alex starts hearing things other people can't and foreseeing the future he starts getting worried. What's happening to him?
Blue Crown Press of Smashwords has published this ebook and the Goddess Fish Blog invited me to participate in this blog tour (thank you). The book is currently available on Smashwords and Amazon so you can get a copy now.
Alex has grown up blind so he has no problem with that. It's the other things happening to him now that he's turning sixteen that concern him. His father has secrets, Alex suddenly develops two girlfriends, and life gets really strange...
Ms. Chand has created a young adult fantasy novel that has interesting characters and a complex situation. Alex is American, but the two girls come from different backgrounds. She gives Alex a conflict by making both girls attractive, intelligent, and interested in him. She also gives him an enemy, a boy who likes to push him around and say nasty things. He's not real sure he likes his powers, but he has no choice. They are there, they are real, and he has to learn to control them and use them appropriately. The author also introduces you to runes which adds more some mystique to the plot.
Anyone with an interest in magic should find this an interesting read. The good news is that this is just the first book in a series; there will be more. It will be fun to meet more magically talented children. It will also be interesting to see what they have to face in the future; I'm sure there is a deadly challenge ahead.
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