A Death Displaced

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A woman fated to die. A vision that could save her ...

Nicolas Crystan, struggling to cope with his traumatic past, shuffles through life keeping mostly to himself ... until he has a disturbing daydream of a woman's death. At first he tries to forget it, but when real life mimics the daydream, he realises it was no ordinary fantasy--it was a vision of the future. To save a life, he must act fast.

When Juliet Maystone escapes death, defying ...

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A Death Displaced (Lansin Island Series, #1)

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Overview

A woman fated to die. A vision that could save her ...

Nicolas Crystan, struggling to cope with his traumatic past, shuffles through life keeping mostly to himself ... until he has a disturbing daydream of a woman's death. At first he tries to forget it, but when real life mimics the daydream, he realises it was no ordinary fantasy--it was a vision of the future. To save a life, he must act fast.

When Juliet Maystone escapes death, defying fate, she becomes 'displaced' in this world. All she wants is to return to her bustling day-to-day routine, successfully running her own business, but as hard as she tries, she can't ignore that things have changed for her. She has to face up to the fact that being 'displaced' comes with an unexpected ability.

On Lansin Island, a quaint place with a dark history of its own, Nicolas and Juliet must learn to use their newfound abilities and work together to unravel a mystery more connected to Nicolas than he could ever have imagined ...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781499774801
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/15/2014
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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  • Posted September 26, 2012

    Tantalizing Beginning to Interesting Series

    A Death Displaced is the first novel in the Lansin Island Series by Andrew Butcher. As a first novel, it must accomplish many goals: introduce a broad range of characters, establish the environment of the series, and weave an intricate plot that will take multiple novels to resolve, essentially making the story and its characters memorable enough so that readers come back for seconds. Butcher achieves all of these goals and more; upon reaching the last page, the reader hungrily flips to the information section in a desperate attempt to find out when the next book will be released. The reader is first introduced to Nick Crystan as he is daydreaming during a shift at Creaky Crystals – or at least he thinks it’s a daydream. As he is standing behind the counter looking out the window, he has a strange vision of a woman falling to her death right outside the shop. He writes it off as a bizarre by-product of his meditation attempts and proceeds to deal with an irate customer who fancies herself a witch. Later on, the reader learns that centuries ago over one-hundred witches were burned at the stake and that the island has always been known for its practicing Wiccans and such. The narrative continues with a closer look at Nick as he goes about his week after the vision. Nick’s mother disappeared eight years ago without warning; no one knows what happened to her and so Nick has spent his life feeling inadequate and stunted. Then something happens that changes his outcome on life; a few days after his vivid daydream, he recognizes the events leading up to the crash and this time he pulls the woman to safety. Even though she runs away without so much as a thank you, Nick feels energized with a sense of purpose from his premonition. The next chapter switches to the woman’s point of view - Juliet Maystone. After the incident in Amiton, she feels somehow disconnected from her body – she even had the sensation of actually falling to her death, but then Nick grabbed her. Strange things start to happen: she sees hazy figures out of the corner of her eye, lights flicker, and she hears voices. Worried that something is wrong with her, she seeks the advice of Tamara who claims to be a descendant of the Lansin Island witches. Tamara tells Juliet she was meant to die that day and so her soul is in the Otherworld; she cautions that spirits will come to her for help. As the novel continues, the bigger picture is painted. The reader learns that a child has gone missing, a case which is similar to one from ten years ago as well as the case of Nick’s mom. Nick thinks fleetingly that it may all be connected, but how? On Halloween, the story switches back to Juliet; her strange occurrences culminate in the appearance of a spirit named Samantha Crystan, who asks Juliet to find her son Nick and tell him to visit Grendel Manor to learn the truth behind her disappearance. Finally, the connection between Nick and Juliet is cemented. The novel is incredibly detailed; as a first book in a series, it must create characters and a storyline that readers will want to return to again and again. Butcher definitely accomplishes this. By the end, the reader feels a true connection not only to Nick and Juliet, but also everyone in their lives; the descriptions of their thoughts and relationships are meticulous. As for plot, the reader has an idea how the pieces fit together, but the mystery is far from solved. This book is a pleasure to read!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    This book was fantastic! An amazing start to the series, and I c

    This book was fantastic! An amazing start to the series, and I can't wait for the release of the next one. Read this if you like believable characters and fantasy/paranormal elements that are introduces in realistic ways. Great book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    What an outstanding book! One of my favorite takeaways from thi

    What an outstanding book! One of my favorite takeaways from this tale is the EPIC display of characters, their backgrounds, inferences that can be made, and more. This is what a good book needs! Well, any entertainment. Do you ever see a movie or read a book and you can't seem to pinpoint what is going on in a character's mind? This book takes you there and beyond! My favorite character has to be Nick, of course as the main character, who you learn about through tales of his past, which can lead you to think about him in many ways -- psychologically, at least. Nick's interactions with other characters are exciting to read as well. Love this book and highly recommend it! If you're into a fantasy fiction that will keep the pages turning, check this book out NOW!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    This genre of books is my favorite. I love stories in which the

    This genre of books is my favorite. I love stories in which the reality and the impossible are mixed together. This story will keep you
    intrigued all the time, that you just can let it down without reading it in one breath. The content of this book is very extensive ,and
    encourages the fantasy in us. The story is well developed, and the characters are described very nice. I really recommend it 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    Great book. Kept me interested right to the end. Looking forward

    Great book. Kept me interested right to the end. Looking forward to the next one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2014

    The book kept me up for hours after I should have gone to sleep.

    The book kept me up for hours after I should have gone to sleep. The characters, the writing itself, and the story kept me locked in the pages for hours and hours. It was so good. Butcher really crafted a fine story and the details are so descriptive that I feel like I'm on the journey with the characters. 

    As far as science fiction/fantasy set in the modern world goes, I really enjoyed this one. I highly recommend it for anyone that is a fan of the genre. It has a lot of really wonderful moments and I can’t wait to read the future installments. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    A great read!!!!

    This is a fantastic read!! Couldn't put it down. I loved the way it started.. with a definite bang right into WHOA! Got my attention all right. And I love Nick. Kept me interested all the way through. (And with a two month old baby... that is difficult!)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    A Death Displaced is a thrilling paranormal experience. Author

    A Death Displaced is a thrilling paranormal experience.

    Author Andrew Butcher has an incredible imagination matched with the ability to transport the reader into the world he has created. The main characters Nicolas and Juliet have excellent chemistry allowing the reader to bond with them instantly and feel invested in their situation. 

    The paranormal aspect of this story is chilling. What Nicolas and Juliet are left with, after altering her future, is intriguing and suspenseful. As the plot unfolds we see how dramatically they will affect each other’s lives. I highly recommend it and am looking forward to more in this series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    I picked up this book when I fell in love with the cover, and be

    I picked up this book when I fell in love with the cover, and began reading with excitement, expecting an ordinary mystery story. What I ended up getting was so much more! I did not expect the exciting paranormal elements, and to grow to love the characters so much. The main character, Nicolas, is an interesting fellow who provides an entertaining point of view and very clever, REALISTIC internal voice. You will really feel like you can see directly inside his head, and find yourself liking him immensely and rooting for him from the start! The action begins to unfold almost immediately, as Nick finds himself an unlikely hero. When we get to meet Juliet and take a closer look inside her head, she is just as likable and real. She has parents who think that money is an adequate replacement for love. You will find yourself utterly spellbound as the story that sweeps both of these characters up in an intriguing journey together as they struggle to unravel a mystery that is deeply connected with Nick's past. I really enjoy this story, and it definitely deserves five stars. I would give it more if I could, because the writing was so superb! I can't wait to check out the next book in the series.  

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    good read

    in the beginning of this book, I must admit, I was sceptical. Once I started reading, I could not stop.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Great story

    I was hooked from beginning to end. I devoured the pages. Recommended read if you are into science fiction, mystery and action. With a dash of suspense and romance added into the mix.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2014

    A Death Displaced (Lansin Island 1) by Author Andrew Butcher is

    A Death Displaced (Lansin Island 1) by Author Andrew Butcher is simply brilliant on a whole other level. From start to finish I was swept away into Andrews world where Mystery, Intrigue and Suspense captivated me for 3 nights on end. The descriptiveness, rich and deep character development placed me in the center of the story and did not let go till the very end. 
    In short a traumatic past, a vivid vision of a woman’s death, and unique abilities all collide to form the foundation of this amazing storyline and plot theme. Nothing is reviled to soon which drew me in deeper with every turning of the page. What will happen to main characters Nicolas Crystan and Juliet Maystone is anyone’s guess. The twists are endless and can’t wait to grab a copy of the next book in the series! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2014

    For me the best part of a novel is the deepness of the character

    For me the best part of a novel is the deepness of the characters included. It can be one of the best plots of all time, but as long as the characters are flat and boring then I won't like it. A Death Displaced does an amazing job of staying away from the boring characters that you would normally see in a fantasy novel. Thee's also a broad range of elements you're going to find in this novel from witches, murder, suspense, romance. Andrew Butcher does a great job of wrapping all of these different elements that wouldn't always go together and getting them all under one title. This is definitely a fantastic debut novel for him.

    Nicholas, the main character, is an exciting character who we get to go inside of her mind. Butcher does a great job of letting us inside of head and hearing his own realistic internal voice that sounds as if we were inside one of the minds of a real human being.  Juliet is also a likable character who is easily likable.

    If you're into the fantasy, paranormal, suspense genres, then you're going to love this novel, as every page of it is filled with suspense that will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the end. And if you usually fall asleep or can't stay hooked to a novel, you should have a hard time falling asleep on this novel, as it has a very fast pace action from the start. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who's interested.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Good read.

    Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    not bad

    decent story in England about 2 people who discover they have abilities.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2014

    It started out well enough, but about half way in, I felt like I

    It started out well enough, but about half way in, I felt like I was slogging through a swamp, a swamp of angst.
    A certain amount of internal warring of emotion & morality, I get, but this was a bit much. I may try to start the
    2nd one, to see if his style improves; if not, I'm done.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    ........

    Lame

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 26, 2012

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    Posted October 15, 2012

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