- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Fantastic Books Publishing (2 Oct. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1909163864
- ISBN-13: 978-1909163867
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 983,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Emanation: Volume 1 (Shadeward) Paperback – 2 Oct 2015
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About the Author
Drew Wagar was born in Canada in 1970, but has lived in the UK since 1972. He was educated at the university of Brighton where he studied Computer Science. Drew published his first novel, 'Torn', in 2011 and followed this up with a short story in the anthology 'Fusion' in 2012. Drew has written one of the official novels set in the universe of Elite: Dangerous by Frontier Developments. This book, 'Elite:Reclamation' , is now on Amazon worldwide. EMANATION is the first book in Drew's upcoming 'Shadeward Saga', hardback editions will be available from October 2015. www.drewwagar.com
Top Customer Reviews
With this book the big issue for me was the labels for time. Now there is a very good reason the author chose this option (in fact, it's described in detail at the end), but for me it disrupted my pacing as I read the story.
And don't even get me started on made up swear words...
As I say, it's a pet peeve of mine, and is the only major issue I had with the book. The world building is well constructed, with some detailed research evident. The basic premise might be a familiar one, namely that of a civilisation long after a cataclysm, but the setting brings something different to the tale.
For the most part it reads like a fantasy novel, but there's some deep sci-fi in here as well - this is most evident at the beginning and at the end. It follows three main threads, two sisters who are long separated, and unaware of each other's situation. Their lives follow very different paths, and there was a point about halfway through the book where it clicked as to how their threads interconnected. I think I might have been a little slow realising that point, but when I did it added another level to the story.
I've already mentioned that I appreciated the world building, and part of that is the history of the world. There's a lot of mystery here, and pieces are unravelled as the three threads progress.Read more ›
That's my only complaint though. The story is an engaging and thrilling ride with Drew's ability to move the plot along at a good pace again being evident. Never rushed but never plodding, the story develops well and starts to draw in the sci-fi elements gradually rather than all at once.
I'm writing this as the next volume downloads. Oh wait, it's finished. Bye...
Hurry up with the next book please Drew ;)
Write on Senator.
What a story. That perfect combination of science, technology, nature, primitive culture and characters which come alive and you truly feel for.
So looking forward to the next chapter of this incredible saga. Which... is next month!!!
Those two works proved to me that Drew is a very versatile author indeed. Contemporary and sci-fi genres seem to roll just as easily to him.
Upon the release of the first installment of the Shadeward Saga, Emanation I was keen to experience more of the same page turning vigor as I had done before. I need not have worried.
This is a remarkable work of sci-fi which is free of the constraints of the Elite Universe which slightly hindered the natural flow of Reclamation.
As ever, the characterisation in Emanation is sublime and the most important aspect in any of the novels that I have read of his.
This opening salvo in the saga has real science, politics, discovery, Intrigue, betrayal and love intermingled with mystical phenomena in abundance.
I am itching for the second installment!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This author is new to me and wasn't sure what to expect .The characterisation is brilliant and there is an effortless flow to the dialogue . Read morePublished 29 days ago by grant mcnicol
I read Elite: Reclamation recently by Drew Wagar. After reading that, I thought I would try another of his books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Al Forbes
This isn't the first book that I read by this author, and like the rest, Emanation was hard to put down. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Malloy R. Warner
Absolutely loved this book by Drew Wagar, best so far I think. It will appeal to teenagers and adults who enjoy well written and thought out Sci-fi/Fantasy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'd been looking forward to reading Shadeward: Emanation for a while now and WOW! I was not let down. Read morePublished 8 months ago by James Dadson
A wonderfully unique blend of what would commonly be considered the two separate genres of sci-fi and fantasy, crafted beautifully by a very talented wordsmith. Read morePublished 11 months ago by James Vigor
Great build up of characters and environments. Didn't want to put it down by the end, and am looking forward to next book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
The attention to detail is excellent, the story just draws you further and further in to the book and you then just don't want to put it down, can't wait for the next in the seriesPublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
After reading Elite: Reclamation I had high hopes for this book and not only didn't it disappoint, it blew me away. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jon Baker