The Lake Lights

The Lake Lights

by William D. Burt

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What are the mysterious lights flitting above Oswego Lake on moonlit nights? Marsh gas? Ball lightning? Or holdovers from the dawn of Creation? The natives who once lived near the lake kept their children inside at night for fear of the Kawak-moon, as they called them.

When Jonathan Oliver makes it his homeschool project to track down the source of the Lake Lights, his search takes him to Iron Mountain's abandoned Prosser Mine and its dark secrets. Something has been inhabiting Iron Mountain even before the arrival of humans in the area, but these nocturnal cave-dwellers prove to be more elusive—and dangerous—than Jon and his family could ever imagine. Dr. Graham Mackenzie, a Scottish volcanologist, lends his technical expertise to this hazardous search—with inconclusive results. In the end, Jon's quarry reveals itself in a most unexpected fashion.

Meanwhile, after his physicist father goes missing in the wilds of Afghanistan, Jon is left to decode a cryptic message leading to a remarkable, game-changing invention whose purpose at first mystifies him. With his grandfather's help, Jon matches wits with an unscrupulous scientist who will stop at nothing to steal the device and sell it to a shadowy criminal organization. Jon's dual discoveries not only help him to deliver his city from total annihilation but also ultimately rock the scientific world to its very foundations.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161293737
Publisher: KOT BOOKS, LLC
Publication date: 04/18/2019
Series: The Creation Seekers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

William D. Burt is the award-winning author of the seven-title Christian allegorical “King of the Trees” series and of his new Creation Seekers series: The Lake Lights (Book 1) and The Vikings of Loch Morar (Book 2). All nine of Burt’s titles have been awarded five stars by Readers’ Favorite reviewers. Two of his first series titles (out of three submitted) were finalists in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest: The King of the Trees and The Golden Wood.

The King of the Trees subsequently won the 2014 Silver Medal in the category of “Christian Fantasy/Sci-fi.”

The Creation Seekers series is William Burt’s first foray into the realm of science fiction. The titles in this series feature the adventures of a fictional Oregon family of brilliant scientists and educators who turn the world upside down with their revolutionary inventions and discoveries.

As an Assistant Professor in the Special Education Department at Western Oregon University, Burt served as a successful grant-writer and program coordinator. He holds a B.S. in English from Lewis and Clark College and an M.S. from Western Oregon University in Deaf Education. Burt has been an RID-certified sign-language interpreter with over forty years’ experience. His interests include reading, foreign languages and mycology. He is married with two grown children and four grandchildren.

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The Lake Lights 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite The Lake Lights by William D. Burt is a gripping story that combines elements of adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy into a story that will plunge readers into an intriguing world of mystery and conflict. Jonathan Oliver can’t understand the source of the mysterious lights that hover above Oswego Lake and, determined to find out where they come from, he undertakes a mission to track the lights as his home school project. His quest leads him to the abandoned Prosser Mine in Iron Mountain where he discovers ancient secrets. His father, a physicist, goes missing in the Afghanistan wilderness, and Jonathan has to interpret a cryptic message that will allow him to uncover other mysteries and create a unique invention. With his town threatened by a powerful force and a crooked scientist bent on stealing his work, Jonathan will need more than courage to save his city and protect his father’s legacy. A splendid first entry in The Creation Seekers series, William D. Burt’s The Lake Lights offers great entertainment to readers, a story that explores themes of creationism, religion, faith, and brilliantly presents the proverbial conflict between good and evil. The characters are well-developed and readers will enjoy following the protagonist and his grandfather as they work together. The antagonist is created to fit the role he plays in the story and is a character that will inspire feelings of apprehension and mistrust in readers. This is a story for readers who love mystery and adventure, a story that is well-plotted and executed with mastery. I enjoyed the graceful flow of the prose and the witticism that punctuates the narrative. It’s a very entertaining story.