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Book Review-Enemies Rising-Part 1-Paul Stretton-Stephens

Thursday, August 10, 2017

While in the midst of reading this very interesting YA novel (it is also for adults IMO) about a fictional place--I stopped for a while and noticed this headline on my email Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.. Uh--a lot of what happens in this fictional book is actually happening now!!

Of course we only have land based people--in the book there are also Cetardians who live under the ocean. There world is changing--seas are rising which is and will disrupt their way of life. Meanwhile--Upside--things are also happening. Water is overtaking the land and people are beginning to feel the changes.

The Cetardians decide to try and find out more and try to connect to the Upside people who are also trying to do something about it. The adventures are varied and will keep your attention. Of course the book is open ended which makes it almost imperative that you go and get Enemies Rising Part 2!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

This is the first title (Part 1) of the action-packed Tacrem Adventure Series.

Fifteen-year-old Tacrem becomes acutely aware that all the hours of play fighting, language lessons, physical training, and strategy games during his undersea upbringing were designed to prepare him to carry out dangerous missions for the sake of Cetardia, also known as the Downside. His exceptional abilities: he can run, swim, and jump faster and higher than any Upsider (the Cetardian name for people living on the land) are required to confront threats from two fronts. Firstly, some Upsiders are intent on discovering and exploiting Cetardia for their gain, and secondly, the ocean’s rising tides threaten to distance Cetardia farther from the mainland. To survive Tacrem undertakes a rare and daring mission to make contact with a discredited Upside climatologist, Professor Jack Berry to gain and deliver vital information. During the process, Tacrem befriends Jack and his daughter Jess who becomes the focus of an enemy of Cetardia, The Fligers. The question is: Will Tacrem be able to obtain and deliver the information needed to save his world and can he protect his new friends Jack and Jess?
Discover how Tacrem tackles his mission in this action packed adventure.

Read a Chapter or 2 here

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About the Author: (from Goodreads)

Paul Stretton-Stephens is an English writer who has led a very varied life and is passionate about writing. As a visually impaired, multi-genre author he draws upon his boundless experiences.

Before working full-time as an author, Paul worked as a Head Teacher in a secondary school, a position that he adored and sadly had to leave due to vision loss. On his way up to the Head Teacher position, Paul taught Physical Education and latterly Business Studies and Management. He loved working with youngsters and led many challenging and rewarding initiatives to benefit those in his charge.

Paul’s writing reflects his passion and achievements. His love of being around tomorrow’s adults drives him to write for Children, Middle Grade, and Young Adults (YA) where he gains much satisfaction from the knowledge that his words are helping them to develop their imagination and creativity, as well as their command of the language.

In his younger days, Paul served in the Royal Marines, Royal Military Police, and the UK Home Office after which he worked as an International Security Consultant. During these years he travelled and worked extensively gaining incredible experiences, all of which he draws upon in his writing of dramas and thrillers.

Paul is happily married and lives in Cornwall, UK. He also serves as a Trustee in a charity for the visually impaired, iSight Cornwall, and is learning to play the guitar.

Authors Website

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

This one is going on my wishlist

Scott said...

My oldest has started reading YA stuff, but I have no idea what's popular in the genre. Sharing this with her to see if it is something she'd like.

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