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In this first installment of a projected series (The Silvers Saga), two sisters in their twenties, Amanda and Hannah, are inexplicably transported to an alternate reality—a sort of faux San Diego—after their own world comes (quite literally) crashing down around them. Together with other people from their world, each of them, like Hannah and Amanda, wearing a mysterious silver bracelet, the sisters wind up at a scientific research compound, where Sterling Quint, a temporal physicist, tries to figure out how they got here. The cast is engaging (it includes a 16-year-old Australian boy, a girl who’s been separated from her entire family, and an affable cartoonist), and the author has created an alternate-reality world that is both bewilderingly different and reassuringly familiar. Much of the book is devoted to introducing the characters, their new world, and the strange time-affecting abilities they seem to possess, but there’s also a good story here, as our small group of Silvers start an adventure that will, they hope, lead them to an understanding of what has happened to them. A highly imaginative exercise in world building that also features characters it’s very easy to care about. --David Pitt
Praise for THE FLIGHT OF THE SILVERS
“A mind-bending work of science fiction, Flight of the Silvers pairs an excellently paced plot with well-written and fully realized characters. If you’re new to the science fiction world, Daniel Price’s chunkster might just be the book to draw you into the genre.... It’s really the characters that make Flight of the Silvers worth reading. Price took his time carefully constructing and molding each of the main characters. These people leap off the page, with all of their flaws and ugly bits; they’re so incredibly realistic and three dimensional. Even though they’re not perfect, readers will enjoy getting to know each of these characters and understanding them. They are what carry the narrative; as the reader becomes emotionally invested in these characters, it becomes crucial that they survive their ordeals....This is a novel that will impress fans of science fiction, but the great characters will appeal to readers in all genres. You should absolutely plan on picking it up as soon as possible.” --S. Krishna’s Books blog
“VERDICT: This first volume in a planned trilogy is fascinating sf; Price's (Slick) strong, engaging characters and fast-moving plot will keep readers on their toes. Highly recommended for fans of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.” –Library Journal (starred review)
“An absorbing adventure with a fresh take on both the parallel-universe and the paranormal subgenres. You'll get pulled in.” –Kirkus (starred review)
“Daniel Price has given readers the first installment of what promises to be a well-wrought sci-fi saga, colored by intriguing ideas and complex characters adrift in a wonderfully weird world. The Flight of the Silvers is thought-provoking, cinematic in scope…and very, very good.” --The Maine Edge
“Price deserves credit for creating immediately relatable characters whose motivations are understandable even when not so commendable. But he deserves out-and-out praise for doing so while constantly upping the temporal ante. The reader’s uncertainty concerning the rules of this new world may well mirror that felt by the protagonists, but the shared confusion never ruins the immersion. As a result, any hours spent reading The Flight of the Silvers will be time well spent.” --BookPage
“In The Flight of the Silvers, Daniel Price’s time-bending X-Men travel through an alternative America that is both alien and disturbingly familiar. Fast-paced, poignant, and absorbing.” —Emily Croy Barker, author of The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
“The cast is engaging (it includes a 16-year-old Australian boy, a girl who’s been separated from her entire family, and an affable cartoonist), and the author has created an alternate-reality world that is both bewilderingly different and reassuringly familiar…. A highly imaginative exercise in world building that also features characters it’s very easy to care about.” —Booklist
“The Flight of the Silvers is a fabulous piece of speculative fiction. Its opening chapter is completely captivating, introducing Amanda and Hannah in a way that is unforgettable… This is an intricately plotted novel and it is also a beautifully written one. Enjoyable wordplay – including the creation of new words and the clever use of phrases – make The Flight of the Silvers as intellectually engaging as it is fun…. It’s a substantial book but a hugely enjoyable one and it is extremely difficult to put down. There is no doubt that in places it is bonkers. It’s impossible to tell what will happen next but whatever that thing is it will shock, horrify or delight. The air of foreboding is also chilling. All described and told with the lightest of touches and an exuberance.” –For Winter Nights blog
"A roller coaster ride describes this book pretty accurately. Fast-paced, twisty-and-turny, with some peaks and lulls, and ultimately extremely difficult to put down until the very last page. I’ve never read any story quite like it." — The Book Adventures blog
"One of the most entertaining time-travel stories I’ve read in years." — Rosemary & Reading Glasses blog
Simply amazing. A tightrope sprint with the perfect balance of intellect, creativity and action. Velvet prose that rolls from page to page. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Devinious
This book is seriously frieking awesome in so many ways. There's so many books and movies now that almost any story is somewhat similar or can be related to another story; but this... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Lucas Bennett Brog
Time travel/alternative universe is one of my favorite of the sci-fi subgenres, and this story was a super fun and absorbing read. Read morePublished 22 days ago by B. Bailey
There is nothing about this book I didn't absolutely love. From the way Price handles his third person narrative, to the brilliance of the science he uses in the book, it's just a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JL Henry
This is one highly enjoyable book. I read it more than one year ago and I still find myself thinking about the characters and what's going to happen next. Read morePublished 1 month ago by valdemar303
Yes. Yes. Yes. I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, this book was such a refreshing and interesting departure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by N. Viel
Book was great - really enjoyed it - it's been 1.5 years - how about book 2?Published 1 month ago by Robert R. Ostrander Jr.
This was a 600 page book laying some backstory and world building. The mentioned things to come such as the strings were just not developed enough, and some characters physical... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer