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The Sea of Storms (Science Fiction Adventure) (Lodestone Book 1)

The Sea of Storms (Science Fiction Adventure) (Lodestone Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mark Whiteway
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"An exceptionally well written tale! The characters are well drawn and the scenes are beautifully described…This is quite frankly a spellbinding first book."
--- Firstediting

"Definitely a page turner. Every scene, every passage and every page advances the plot...The author very skilfully reveals background information as part of the action...Great book. Well worth the read."
--- P H Tang - PHT Reviews

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Now available on Kindle as part of the bargain priced 360,000 word epic Lodestone Trilogy!

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 population 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 a fiery disposition, a former Keltar, a failed revolutionary, a musician and the mysterious creature Boxx, who seems to speak only in riddles...

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 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 729 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Whiteway; 1 edition (18 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BU9KJ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,067 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Award winning author Mark Whiteway lives in rural West Sussex, England, near the former home of H G Wells. The Lodestone series of books is, built around the concept of negative matter - an extension of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. Mark lives with his wife Sandra.

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.
First Place Award Winner (Science Fiction) - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Young Adult) - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
Global European Award Winner - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
Second Place Award Winner (Young Adult) - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
Second Place Award Winner - 2010 Written Art Awards.
Second Place Award Winner - 2010 Premier Book Awards.
Bronze Award Winner - 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards.
Finalist - 2010 Foreword Book of the Year Award.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A series that grabs 6 Feb 2012
By Normo
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As others have described this is a story about a group of apparently mis-matched individuals, who band together to defeat an evil enemy.

I found that the first book took me a while to get into, but then grabbed you quite well. Certainly the intro chapter didn't really seem to have much relevance to the rest of the story, but maybe subsequent books will tie it together.
The characters are well described and the situations that fit them together is also well managed.
Once the story gets into it's stride I found it became a page turner.

The story ends on the typical cliff-hanger, leaving one to continue on in the next book.

The first book was free, and was good enough for me to pay for the next 2.

So, overall a well recommended book (and series).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! Excellent book. Outstanding quality! 16 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Book Review: The Sea of Storms : Lodestone Book 1 by Mark Whiteway
Reviewed by J Bryden Lloyd

Writing Style - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent)
This work, from start to finish, is of a very high standard. The structure of the writing and the flow of the story is excellent and it pulled me along very nicely indeed. Certainly one of the best examples of literary work I have seen in a while.

Character Development - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent)
The characters that form the hub of the story are brilliantly drawn. Everything from the `conflicted' Keris, to the humorous Alondo, Boxx - the creature you can't help liking, the judgemental and seemingly revenge-driven Shann, and the former revolutionary leader, Lyall; each have their positive and negatives which cause a variety of understandable tensions throughout the group as they come together and progress on this journey. In the background, other characters come and go, and the author gives early insight into the methods of the opposition forces, giving no quarter to the importance of the supporting characters. Throughout the book you learn huge amounts about the main characters, and more than enough about the one who seeks to stop them, Sacceth.

Descriptive - 5.0/5.0 (Outstanding)
Everything about this world and its environments is described in exquisite detail. Despite the fact that this is an entirely fictional world, the author works hard to make everything from the three suns in the heavens, to the volcanic fire-pits and the line of storms across the sea, into a realistic and tangible element within the story. The sights and sounds are expertly conveyed and even the simplest of actions and emotions from the characters can be felt through the writing.

Language & Grammar - 4.5/5.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Beginning 7 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Sea of Storm is the first book if the Lodestone Series which I was able to
download for Kindle via Amazon. Considering that this is author Mark
Whiteway's first major creation - it is a brilliant way to forge a bright
career in the Sci-Fi Fantasy genre. Without spoiling the plot too much; the
story evolves around a planet called Kelanni and its people; set in a
distant planet where it is ruled by 3 suns and has an abundance of supply
of lodestones. These powerful lodestones are used as a tool of power and
immense energy by the high authorities in Kelanni also known as Keltars.
They are the eyes and ears of a high power they all serve called the
Prophet. The Keltars gather tributes from the villages in Kelanni and
enslave them to mine lodestones for the Prophet. Four members of this race
are brought together; an orphaned teenage girl Shann, a gallant former
Keltar trainee and group leader Lyall, a mechanical genius and carefree
artisan Alondo and a reformed Keltar Keris; on a journey that would test
their courage, bravery, beliefs and friendship in their quest to stop a
common enemy who have not only long oppressed their people but who also
threaten their very existence. With the aid of the Chandara Boxx; an
ancient creature with mysterious qualities and insightful thoughts - they
journey through their kingdom on a mission for justice and liberty and at
the same time a journey of self discovery. I was impressed by Mr.
Whiteway's dazzling imagination in his creation of this special place at
times while reading I feel as if I was embarking on the same journey as
well. This book is without a doubt a great form of escapism and one that is
filled with so much heart you can't help but feel and root for their
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lodestone 1 May 2010
By Tami Brady TOP 500 REVIEWER
Things are not as they seem. The Prophet is not the benevolent leader that he portrays. In fact, he is not even Kelanni. He is merely using Tributes as slaves to collect lodestone for a weapon that will give him absolute control.

The only hope for the Kelanni is a small group of individuals with seemingly very little in common. Keris is a former Keltar. While on a mission, everything she holds dear is turned upside down when she is contacted by a woman from the distant past telling her the truth of the Prophet's intentions. Her helper is Boxx, the key, an ancient chandara who speaks in riddles and at times seems quite senile.

Keris joins forces with her former enemies, the people she was originally menat to investigate. Lyall is a freedom fighter looking to free tributes from Gort, the heart of the Prophet's lodestone operation. He brings with him, Alonda the musician and Shann, a young girl who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Their task is to cross the Great Barrier of Storms and neutralize the weapon.

I very much enjoyed reading Lodestone. It was a solid read with good characters whose interaction gave greater depth to the story. I look forward to reading the next installment of this series.
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This has a good story line with strong characters and has been a very good read.

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Published 5 months ago by Eric Phillips
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A well written book that keeps you wanting more. I am looking forward to reading more about Shann, Lyall, Keris and Boxx.
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Got this book free so wasn't sure what to expect. The story was well developed as were the characters and the ending left me wanting to read the rest of the series.
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