Kit Stablefield is a detective with a secret and a crush on a guy she knows only online, in a future where magic is a part of everyday life. But when millionaire Aleshu Coro walks into the offices of Darcko and Sadatake with a message from the Murder Prophet and fourteen days to live, everything changes.
Suddenly Kit is questioning the decisions of her past, trying to find out if the man she loves is, in fact, a man, and hunting for a murderer and a mysterious seer. With her eighty-six-year-old grandmother insisting on helping out, and a sentient goose who simply won’t stop pestering her to watch his “killer” video game moves, Kit has more than her hands full as she races against the clock to prevent Coro’s murder…and possibly her own.
About the Author
Sherry D. Ramsey is a speculative fiction writer, editor, publisher, creativity addict and self-confessed internet geek. When she's not writing, she makes jewelry, gardens, hones her creative procrastination skills on social media, and consumes far more coffee and chocolate than is likely good for her. Her debut novel, One's Aspect to the Sun, was published by Tyche Books in late 2013 and was awarded the Book Publishers of Alberta "Book of the Year" Award for Speculative Fiction. The sequel, Dark Beneath the Moon, is due out from Tyche in 2015. Her other books include To Unimagined Shores—Collected Stories. With her partners at Third Person Press (http://www.thirdpersonpress.com), she has co-edited five anthologies of regional short fiction to date. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies in North America and beyond. Every November she disappears into the strange realm of National Novel Writing Month and emerges gasping at the end, clutching something resembling a novel. A member of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia Writer’s Council, Sherry is also a past Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer of SF Canada, Canada's national association for Speculative Fiction Professionals. You can visit Sherry online www.sherrydramsey.com, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter @sdramsey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Overall assessment: The writing meets industry standards across the board. The overall book offers light escapism set in a unique world. I recommend this one to those who enjoy stories of magic and virtual worlds. The blend of science-fiction and fantasy elements works well. World-building: Ms. Ramsey presents a fun new world. Combining a bit of science fiction, focused on virtual reality on the net and a new world of magic (sentient animals and powers), this book offers something delightfully new. I loved the sentient animals! Ms. Ramsey used one or two info-dumps but they weren’t so long they were a problem and the information provided crucial background. Personally, I think there are times when a short info dump works better than trying to show background. However, if any info dump at all puts you off, be warned. Characters: The main character had spunk and a sense of humor. Some of the supporting characters had strong three dimensional personalities (especially the goose). One weakness in the overall book, too many supporting characters and not enough time to get to know them. Plot and pacing: This isn’t a nail biter, action packed sort of story. The overall plot fits more into a mystery-suspense category as they try to discover who’s behind the murders. The clues and tension build slowly. The romance moves slow as well with but in a satisfying way. If you’re looking for incredible tension, this isn’t the book for you. Editing: Solid. There are some typos and grammar errors but not many. Within the (admittedly poor) current standards for the publishing industry. Final thoughts: I’d enjoy reading more books in this world.
2 stars - boring, I only read 30 pages and this book did not keep my interest. First several pages God and the Devil make a deal to not interfer with the people on earth and to send only one good and one dark angel to overee but not to interfer for tens years. If the people are good then the devil will give up his claim on earth and God would give up if the people are evil. Next its 10 yrs later and this family with 100's of other families are living in a cave and you are told its terrible out there but ni clue what is happening. This is told by a 17 yr old girl that sounds like a12 yr old. The one character sounds like a child no background how they ended up in the cave and by this point I didn't care. I cannot recommend this book unless you have a lot of patients to crawl through the slow paced story written via adolescent dialogue. Thankfully this was free, it will be deleted from my library unfinished for I have no desire to waste any more time on this book.