Saffron: Book One of The Neptune Chronicles

Saffron: Book One of The Neptune Chronicles

by Vic Warren


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ISBN-13: 9781496173270
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

With a phenomenal career that started out writing and designing over 100 children's books published with Scholastic and McGraw-Hill, as well as a Clio award-winning advertising career, Vic Warren was ready for a new writing challenge.

His second novel is Saffron, a sci-fi adventure that reads like mainstream fiction and deals with the discovery of a race of underwater humans off today's California coast. Saffron is the first in a new series of books Warren is calling The Neptune Chronicles.

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Warren worked as an advertising executive in the travel industry for 30-plus years. He is a recipient of a Clio award and is best known for creating the Alaska Airlines Eskimo logo. His experience with Alaska Airlines opened many doors for him in the travel and tourism industry and he started his own company called Turning Heads. He also became a book packager, editor, designer and writer in collaboration with several illustrators, producing more than 100 children's books. He attended the San Francisco Academy of Art, majoring in graphic design and art direction. Warren is an avid traveler to Asia, Europe and the South Pacific.

In his first novel, Stairway of the Gods, Warren took the legendary story of Japanese officer, General Tomoyuki Yamashita-who is rumored to have buried priceless spoils of war in the Philippines just before the end of World War II-and turned it into riveting fiction. Warren's tale of skullduggery unfolds on the slopes of the Banaue rice terraces when an earthquake reveals Yamashita's treasure, and Joan and Paul Webster are stuck on the mountain. When Joan is faced with trying to keep the discovery secret, they find themselves confronted with deceit, betrayal and murder.

His third novel, Hong Kong Blues, is a Hitchcock-style thriller about a newly-married couple being chased by two Hong Kong Triads, who want to learn the last words of a man who died in their arms. Early readers liked the characters so well that he has started a spinoff series called The Inspector Kwong Mysteries, and he has finished the first two books: The Quartz and The River.

He is currently at work on Book Two of The Neptune Chronicles, Girl on a Dolphin. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Laurel, and their three-legged cat, Oscar. To learn more about his novels, please visit his website, The Art of Adventure, at

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Saffron: Book One of The Neptune Chronicles 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite Saffron is the first book of The Neptune Chronicles by Vic Warren. To call Jamie Edmondson an environmentalist is like calling a vegan a picky eater. He's got his views and he sticks to them religiously. Then everything, and I mean everything, changes when he starts out on a special expedition. The discovery of a kind of merpeople living in the ocean shocks the world, and brings out the kind of hateful crazies that only something or someone "new and different" can drag from the backwoods hole they inhabit. The Neptunes are telepaths, which could potentially threaten human dominance on the food chain, but unfortunately for Jamie, he's just fallen in love with one of the Neptunes.  This is the second book I've read from Vic Warren. I was expecting a lot and I was not disappointed. The Neptunes are a unique race and much more realistic than some of the other "merpeople" books that I've read. This was also my first male POV that I've read in terms of paranormal, cross species romance, so that was something new and fun for me. Vic Warren has great skill in writing his characters, making them original and interesting. Although the dialogue dragged in a few parts, I felt very invested in all of the characters and their interacting relationships. Saffron is a fun and intelligent romp in the word of pseudo-scientific, inter species politics. Wow...say that all at once! It was a fun and fascinating read and I can't wait to read more in the series.