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The World of Ice and Stars (Science Fiction Adventure) (Lodestone Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Mark Whiteway
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Product Description

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

The desperate race to save a world continues.

Washed up on a distant shore on the unknown side of her planet, together with the Chandara Boxx, the orphan Kelanni named Shann must uncover the fate of her companions, whilst searching for an artefact hidden there in the distant past.

As she journeys farther into this new land, she will encounter strange sights, come up against new enemies and meet new allies, until finally coming face to face with the truth of her own past.

“Once again, Whiteway creates a whole new world for us to revel in. The author hits his stride in terms of plot development and continuous action. In Book Two, Whiteway takes the time (and wonderfully), to give each of the major characters a distinct personality, and develops intricate relationships and conflicts between them all..

“I can honestly say that Book Two is better than the first, and that is quite an accomplishment. This is an absolute must read.” Gregg J Haugland, Allbooks Reviews

“The characters seem to jump out at you. The plot is well constructed and you find yourself waiting to see how it plays out. You won't want to put the book down until you are finished.” Sandra Heptinstall, Midwest Book Review

“The writing style is clean and straightforward with a number of elements that Andre Norton liked to use. This book confirmed my opinion that Mark Whiteway shares some style characteristics with Andre Norton. Few authors today write like Andre Norton and she has long been one of my favorite authors. I think I would have liked this book for the style alone. Add in the great story and execution and this book is a sure winner.”

Lonnie E. Holder, Amazon Vine Voice


From the Author

First Place Award Winner (Science Fiction) - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Young Adult) - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Science Fiction) - 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.
First Place Award Winner (New Author) - 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.
Second Place Award Winner - 2010 Premier Book Awards.
Second Place Award Winner - 2010 Written Art Awards.
Silver Award Winner - 2011 Readers Favorite Awards.

(Excerpt) A low snarling sound. A pair of yellow eyes appeared in front of her; then another, and a third. Shapes moved in the darkness, jostling each other impatiently, regarding her with a malevolence colder even than the bitter air. The snarl grew into a chorus of deep throated growls from every side. Saccath's staff was already in her hands, her tendons stretched white against the darkwood. "Boxx, stay close," she commanded. Glancing beside her, she saw that the Chandara had transformed itself into a ball of chitin. You'll have to teach me that trick.

Shann whirled around. The creatures were circling her, probing her defences, testing her resolve. She strained her eyes, but their forms were elusive, melting into the anonymity of the starlit night. If she were on her own, she would have flared her cloak and scanned for lodestone, so as to effect her escape, but there was no way she was going to leave Boxx at the mercy of these...things. She keened her Kelanni senses, bracing herself for the attack.

The attack erupted in a flurry of fur and fang-of horn and claw. Shann sliced, slashed and stabbed at anything that moved; her diamond blade flashing in the starlight as if the heavens were lending her their power. She brought her staff down on the head of one of the beasts and heard the crunch of bone; then pirouetted, cleaving phantoms and sundering shadows. Bass growling was now becoming interspersed with higher pitched yelping. The creatures backed off. Regrouping. Thinking.

As she stood, breathing hard, braced for the next onslaught, Shann's mind went back to the battle with the sand scarags of the Great Southern Desert. The sand scarags were like automata. They had one tactic-swarm and overwhelm-which they pursued with a mindless compulsion. These creatures were different. There was a collective intelligence here-the cold unyielding logic of the implacable hunter.

Shann felt a sudden sharp pressure in the small of her back. Before she could react, she was propelled forward and sent sprawling, face first onto the ground. She twisted on to her back. The stars were blotted out by a huge shape, looming over her. Xanthic eyes bore into her and hot, fetid breath washed over her face. (Continued)


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4921 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1602645884
  • Publisher: Mark Whiteway; 1 edition (18 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BSZEX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,904 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid 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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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent sequel 21 Oct 2014
By Kdog
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Another well written story. The plot was interesting and the characters were again put through various well constructed trials. The organisation of chapters however did not work for me. The order was wrong as the first eight characters focussed on one character. I suggest reading in the order of chapters 1, 9,2,10,3,11,4,5,12,6,7,13,8,14 after that the flow is much better. I missed the other characters and was restless to hear how they faired. Also lost a couple of the characters for a while with no explanation as to what they were up to. Still excellent vocabulary and a very well crafted plot with good description of events and locations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 10 Feb 2014
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could not put this down until the end looking forward to reading the next one in the trilogy. Hope you enjoy it to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good storyline/characters. 3 Jan 2014
By Wylie1
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Book 1 started quite slowly but improved as it went on so much so that Book 2 was purchased almost finnished and it has not disapointed The story is flowing quite well.

I will get the others in series as I go along.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 1 Aug 2013
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Just my cup of tea. Really enjoyed it so will definitely read them all. Scifi fans out there read this series
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lodestone Two 8 May 2013
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Mr Whiteway has a good tale to tell. I particularly like the fact that humanity, or st least a group of humans, is the antagonist. As before I like the occasional reminders that the heroic grouping is not human. It's an unusual twist. In this book we have a number of separate story lines that come together. I don't feel that these all have the same quality. I have the feeling of languishing in a backwater. However, I got the same impression from Tolstoy, so that may just be me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good series with developing characters 1 May 2013
By JP
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A good buy and a good series. Mark Whiteway has some lovely descriptions in his series of books and he develops the characters subtly and in a way that engenders interest in their fate. I would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys a bit of fantasy fiction mixed in with a mystery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 30 April 2013
By Pegs
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The story started well, with certain twists throughout, lovable characters, a really good read, which I didn't want to put down until I finished the book..
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good series 19 April 2013
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I enjoyed reading all the books I`ve had I rate them all at least 4 stars a good read great
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