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Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father… when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy).
His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless….
Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?
I enjoyed The Silver Sphere and look forward to the next book in the series. I hope there are many more books so we can get to know all of the Kin better--hopefully there are enough adventures in Azimuth that this series can continue for a while.
The Silver Sphere starts off with a bang and the chapter are short enough that the book moves right along. The story is told from multiple points of view, but it's always clear who the main character is in each segment.
It reminds me of other fantasy books (humans being transported by a portal to save another planet: notably The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and Mordant's Need series by Stephen R. Donaldson). The world building is well-done, if not as extensive as it possibly could be--and that may very well be the differnce in writing for a younger audience.
I like the way Mr. Dadich leaves the reader ready for the next segment of this series. I'm looking forward to it.
About the Author:
Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.
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