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  • File Size: 764 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Corvus Media, LLC; 1 edition (January 30, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 30, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073VRXWW
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In addition to being a YA author, Steve Finegan is a seeker of the extraordinary in the ordinary and an avid, eclectic, and voracious reader - with observations, which he occasionally shares on his blog Achieving Wow! Steve writes fantasy fiction in which unlikely young heroes battle isolation, rejection, and worse only to discover that what makes them so different from everyone else, and often miserable because of it, is an extraordinary gift or ability that they come to value and embrace. Steve lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, son, golden retrievers Gary and Cooper, one very old Yorkshire terrier named Corkie, and a horse named Jordan, who seems to think he's a dog.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By McGriff on February 8, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Into the Mist: Silver Hand delivers a powerful punch. Edge of your seat mystery, intrigue and adventure keep the pages turning, but it is the character depictions and the battle to find a way to overcome your circumstances that hits home.

Gabe, the main character, is saddled with a form of epilepsy that allows him to transport to another time and place during his ' auras ' or seizures. He is in a new town and a new school where his special affliction is a hindrance and pigeonholes him as a freak, and all his choices are dictated by others. Over protective mother, abusive older brother, doting father, school bullies, doctors - he's stuck. With help from his new neighbor, Ellie, his peer and new partner, he attempts to unlock hidden mysteries from the past and rectify his troubles of now.

In Elfythe, the world he transports to through a force working in the Brynmor woods where he resides next to, he becomes Mabon the Silver Hand - the last hope to stop the evil Grayman and Arawn out to destroy Elfythe, all it's people, including the beautiful Princess Goewyn. Finally his choices count and his confidence grows to be able to deal with his here and now problems. Problems which all teens must wade through to be seen for who they truly are.

Gabe/Mabon are fully realized characters, as is his cohort Ellie, who is solid-dependable-intuitive. The Celtic-Welsh mythology which abounds throughout this tale - reminiscent of Mary Stewart and Paula Gedge - gives you a flavor of fantasy that enhances this novel greatly. It is as if you are planted in two alternating existences that play off each other brilliantly.

I won't give anymore story away, but this novel has a lot to offer. Place, story, dialogue, teen angst, heroism, character - all are hit out of the park.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bradley on February 27, 2012
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I loved loved loved this book! So exciting ,entertaining, captivating! I actually kept forgetting that the main character is in middle school, which I'm appreciative of because a lot of the time when authors write in "teenage" form they end up sounding completely unrealistic! But not with this story at all! I loved both worlds in this book! Sometimes it can be hard to transition from one story to another within a book but I found that with each chapter I couldn't wait to get back to the other story loving both at the same time! So creative! I can't wait for the next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Dellinger on June 18, 2012
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INTO THE MIST : SILVER HAND WAS A GREAT STORY. THIS IS THE REASON I GAVE A 4 STAR RATE. AS I READ ABOUT 53% OF THE BOOK I REALIZED I JUST COULDNT GET INTO IT. I TOUGHED IT OUT AND READ THE WHOLE THING. IT IS A STORY ABOUT A BOY NAMED GABE WHO HAS A FORM OF EPILEPSY AND FINDS HIMSELF IN ANOTHER WORLD WHEN HE HAS AN "AURA". HE IS A FREAK IN THE REAL WORLD BUT IN HIS FANTASY WORLD HE IS MABON, A GREAT HUNTER AND SON THE GODDESS MADRON. WHEN GABE IS "MABON" HE IS THE ONE WHO WILL SAVE ELFYTH FROM THE GRAYMAN. BTW HE IS A REALLY NASTY CREATURE. BOTH WORLDS WERE DESCRIBED PERFECTLY. SOMETIMES I COULD EVEN SMELL THE APPLE BLOSSOMS. I ALSO APPRECIATED THE CHRISTIAN OVERTONES IN THE BOOK. THE AUTHOR SKILLFULLY WROTE THIS BOOK. THE CHARACTERS WERE VERY WELL DEVELOPED AND BELIEVABLE. IF YOU LOVE FANTASY NOVELS THAT KIND OF REMIND YOU OF LORD OF THE RINGS TYPE STUFF THIS IS A MUST READ.

***DISCLOSURE***
I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW FROM BOOKROOSTER.COM.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nana Reads on March 20, 2012
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Give me a good romance novel, a fun whodunit, a heart-warming biography ... No, wait, give me a great page-turner with a new twist. Gabe could be anyone's child (or grandchild) who is saddled with a heart-breaking medical condition. I'm still upset with his over-protective mom, his too-often passive dad and his in-your-face brother. But I understand where they are coming from. Just when I would get involved with Gabe's own story, his talents, his association with his cute little tomboy neighbor girl and his new classmate bullies, I would be thrust right into the pages of the illustrated book he was creating. The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drews of my youth are no match for Gabe's characters. Until recently, a crow was a crow, but the crow in Gabe's sketchbook is a "shapeshifter" (don't you just love that word) named Corvus. But are the intrigue, the mystique, the otherworldliness of Gabe's book just a figment of his imagination, a result of his epilepsy-caused auras, or have they become reality? When I was finally comfortable with his time in the mist, I'd be yanked back to Gabe's life as a student and all it means to be the new guy who feels like a geek. The twists and turns are spellbinding. Grandmothers have seen it all and aren't easily taken in, but I was. What a ride!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katherine E. Smits on March 7, 2012
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Disclaimer: I received a free, advance copy of this book through Book Rooster. I am not receiving compensation of any kind for this review.

Into the Mist: Silver Hand is a YA novel that also resonates for adults. Well written, insightful and intriguing, it twines the strands of two stories into one, fusing the protagonist's dual experiences in both the concrete world of reality and the evanescent world of myth.

Gabe Wrenn is a seventh grader diagnosed with TLE or Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. His overprotective, helicopter mother, hovers every minute, watching everything he does for signs and symptoms of progression of his disease. His older brother bullies him remorselessly and his father tries to protect him without coming into direct conflict with Gabe's mother.

When the family moves to a creepy, old house in a new town far from home, Gabe tries to find solace in his art, for which he has a talent so great, his father feels awed and his mother suspicious. Gabe has created a graphic novel featuring Lord Corvus, a hero based on a Welsh myth, whose name means Crow. The story has always been his imaginary retreat, but after the move to the new neighborhood, it becomes ever more real and compelling to the young boy. Gabe begins experiencing dreamlike states when he feels as if he is actually in another place. He fears that these episodes are really seizures brought on by the TLE.

The day of the move, Gabe meets Ellie, an idealistic tomboy who believes she feels the presence of the local witch in the woods adjoining the park in the town.
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