Greetings, fellow indie writers and readers! I am Beem Weeks, author of the historical fiction/coming-of-age novel JAZZ BABY and SLIVERS OF LIFE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES. My goal in life is to promote the indie movement to the world. I can be found on Twitter @VoiceOfIndie and @BeemWeeks. I enjoy indie films, loud music, and a well told story. Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Slivers Of Life
Song of the Manatee: Aria of Light is a story set in the year 2199, in Florida, in a world dominated by a centralized government intent on controlling every aspect of life through technology.
When paleontologist Michael Black vanishes, his daughter Swan ties the disappearance to a ship that may not be of this world. The all-controlling government, with their own agenda, attempts to squelch any talk of otherworldly visitors.
The character of Swan is a wonderful mixture of innocence and fierce intelligence that won’t allow her to simply ignore the facts of her father’s disappearance. The story itself is a well-written mix of science fiction, fantasy, and young adult, working well among each of these genres. Travels through time and different dimensions introduce readers to strange and fascinating characters. But it’s protagonist Swan who truly shines in this story.
Manatee is the second novel from author Rose. I’ve read and reviewed her first, Bridge Ices Before Road. I’ve been a fan ever since. Rose possesses the ability to create characters that become quite real to readers of her work. Believable characters are important to any story’s success.
This story, like her first, contains lessons on life and living, touching on issues of family and ecological responsibility without becoming preachy. Rose has constructed believable scenes, realistic characters, and a story that will certainly entertain a wide variety of reading tastes. If you haven’t discovered the talent that is S. Rose, I invite you to do so with a read of Song of the Manatee: Aria of Light.
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