After closing the rift-the source of all Variant-the hybrid child known as Terry has been transported to a distant world, far away from the only home he's ever known. Completely isolated, and haunted by voices from his past, he wanders through the ruins of an ancient civilization long forgotten.
Back on Earth, a young woman named Mei works tirelessly to uncover the secrets of the rift. Against orders, she searches for the truth, making an unprecedented gamble. Will her obsession bring the answers she so desperately seeks...or will it cause even more destruction?
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About the Author
J. N. Chaney has a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and fancies himself quite the Super Mario Bros. fan. When he isn't writing or gaming, you can find him online at www.jnchaney.com.
He migrates often, but was last seen in Avon Park, FL. Any sightings should be reported, as they are rare.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this book from the author. I am voluntarily choosing to review it. This is the second in the series that I have read and it has just gotten better and more involving. Terry is finding out more about the area the Jolt sent him. John and Mei are trying to find out what happened to Terry and even if he is still alive. JN Chaney's writing is clear and concise. You can picture in your mind the work John and Mei are doing and the area where Terry is. John's humor and conversations add a nice touch to the story and give you a bit of insight into John's personality. Terry's taut situation keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. This is an excellent dystopian story with wonderful writing. I am looking forward to Book 3.
Transient Echoes by JN Chaney is book 2 in the Variant Saga but can by read as a stand alone. After I read book one, it was so good I contacted the author and asked to review any of his future books since that is what I do. I was so fortunate, he sent me this book right away. I had about 20 books ahead of this but book one, The Amber Project, was so good that I had to jump right in. This book takes place a few years after book one. The hole/rift has been closed that sucked Terry to the new and strange world and has left micro wormholes. The story is about Mei and John, and crew, trying to continue to figure a way to make life better top side now that the Variant gas is slowed down and about Terry's new life on this strange world. Both stories are so action packed, full of life and death issues, lots of surprises, strange creatures, many twists and turns, great fantasy, imagination, dialogue, and great sci-fi adventures. Wonderful series! Going in my favorites!!!
Fantastic! Absolutely loved it, the only complaint I have is that now I have to wait for book 3 to satisfy the need I have to find out what happens! We start off 3 years after The Amber Project ends. The second jolt sent Terry to a strange alien, variant filled planet, fighting to survive every day. Some days are better than others, and some days are just down right hard. Right off the bat my heart broke for Terry and what he is going through. He thinks he is all alone except for the animals, but he is about to find out how wrong he is, and things are about to get very interesting. As he continues to explore the strange lands around him, he starts to find more and more strange buildings and signs of intelligence that just up and vanished. Then he meets his first set of “people” and it wasn’t pleasant. Mei and John on the other hand, their lives are different now. Science has come a long way and they have found a way, using the variant babies like Terry, Mei, and John’s blood to make a vaccine that will allow people to go above ground using a mask instead of an entire suit, to breath and walk around topside. Mei is now a doctor and John is a pretty big deal in the military. Mei is on a special project topside trying to study the flamling coil and how they work, hoping to harness it for a new source of power. But Mei has a secret ulterior mission of her own. She must find out what happened to them 3 years ago at the second jolt. And what happened to their friend Terry. John manages to get some free time and a side project so he can go be with Mei and her team when they find something that is about to change everything! I can honestly say that this is a fantastic read! A story that just keeps getting deeper and deeper and is so well thought out and smartly written. There is so much happening here, and everything flows along at a great pace, then things start to get more exciting and you have one of those “there are not enough pages left for everything that needs to happen to happen!!” moments, and your heart sinks. A great and highly recommended read.