Silver Ships, Book 2
About the book...
Now the story has action aplenty, but it also has the "feels" in spades. Some pages will spike your adrenaline as you see the silver ships take without asking, destroy with no mercy. You can't but want to jump through the pages to join the fight as Alex and his SADE team work timeline after timeline, scenario after scenario in an effort to trim the fat and make the impossible, possible. I mean how hard can it be to save an ENTIRE planet worth of people in a meager few month or two? Pfft! Child's play! Okay, I'm most certainly jesting there, but you get the picture. Alex has grown with his team and with time, but the shy, solo captain that feels every burden as his own is still underneath it all. It's hard to walk around with the worlds on your shoulders. Just as the action will have you on your feet, so will the emotional passages move you to tears. There's a particular scene with a particular person (Fiona) that I just...I just can't....I can't talk about without tearing up. I was explaining it to another and THEY began tearing up before I even handed them the book to read what I was talking about. It's just THAT good. Trust me, you'll know it when you read it.
All in all, I'd say this one definitely beat the dreaded Sophomore slump. Need a definition on that one? No problem. It's when the second book is never as good as the first and pretty much serves as a way to get from point A to point B, or in this case book one to book three. No worries here, it stands on its own two feet and while it can be read as a stand alone...really, why? Why would you want to miss out? Recommended for Science Fiction and not-so-sci-fi fans alike. It has a little something for everyone.
I've spent years overseas, earned two college degrees, held many jobs, and found a wonderful marriage partner. My writing and my marriage life started together. My first attempt at a novel, entitled "The Lure", was a crime drama centered around the surfacing of a 110-carat yellow diamond lost during the French Revolution.
In 1980, in preparation for the book, I spent two wonderful weeks researching the Brazilian people, their language, and the religious customs of Candomblé. The day I returned from Rio, I had my first date with my wife-to-be, Peggy Giels.
Over the next thirty-four years, I outlined dozens of novels, but a busy career limited my efforts to complete a single one. Now, the time has come, and I've thoroughly enjoyed planning, researching, and writing my first novel—in fact, the entire series.
I discovered the joy of reading when I was thirteen. Today, I hope I’m sharing that joy with my readers through my stories.