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The Spirit Room (The Planets Book One) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Cairns
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

'The Avengers meets Magician, The Planets Series is superhero conflict on a global scale…’

An ancient cadre of magicians
A select team of extra-ordinary warriors
An unseen foe

As two ancient forces battle for control, reality as we know it is being torn apart. Caught somewhere in the middle, and tasked with ridding the world of the insidious alien intelligence are The Planets. Neptune hails from Rio, the gay daughter of strict catholic parents. Mars, from Ireland, still missing the sister he lost years ago. Uri grew up on the streets of New York, and Venus… well, no one knows and she isn’t telling. Imbued with extra-ordinary powers, these highly trained individuals take the fight across the globe. With startling and unnerving revelations at every turn, the depth of deception is only now becoming clear…’


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"Action packed adventure with wonderfully colourful, complex characters, great dialogue and a story line that will keep you hooked to the very last page. I'll be buying book 2 as soon as it's out and can't wait to see what Cairns thinks up next!!!" - Review from amazon.co.uk store
 
"This is a fantastic read; the characters are very engaging and the pace of the action is steady, so it keeps you on the edge of your seat" - I Kennedy, amazon.com store

About the Author

Michael Cairns is a writer and author of the real-world superhero series, The Planets and science fiction adventure series, A Game of War. 
A musician, father and teacher, when not writing he can be found behind his drum kit, tucking into his chocolate stash or trying, and usually failing, to outwit his young daughter. For more from Michael including free short stories and podcasts of his serialised fiction visit his website at cairnswrites.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1411 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cairns Publishing; 1st Edition, Revised edition (July 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E6XP7BE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #846,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a fantastic read; the characters are very engaging and the pace of the action is steady, so it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Little mysteries are sewn in throughout the book, which entice you to read 'just one more page', which then turns to finishing a chapter, then wanting to see what happens next.

And just as you think you are about to find out the truth, the next line will take your breath away.

I love that it's not just a team of superheroes battling the bad guys, but there's also the interaction between the members, the teamwork and the arguments - all pretty much responding in the way anyone would to what they see every day. There are a few brief moments of swear words, but in the situation they are used, I think I'd utter the same thing!

Fantasy readers will love the 'people with special powers' story, and sci-fi readers will love the futuristic technology that is littered throughout, but it is not too much as to lose the interest of the average reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun and fast-paced superhero story! August 2, 2014
By Branwen
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review. Thanks Michael! :)

This book follows four superheroes known as the Planets; Neptune, Mars, Uri, and Venus as they fight to stop the Unseen, an alien presence that won't stop until the world is taken over and destroyed.

As soon as I was made aware of this book, I knew I had to read it. Not only did the story sound singularly unique, but I was excited about the 'Planets', lone superheroes who were destined to save the world. So then I started reading it, and it blew the doors right off all my expectations! Here was a story that had fantastic character development, descriptive world building, and most importantly a writing style that was not only engaging, but fun as well!

This book has so many aspects that make it interesting. Magic, superheroes, mystery, aliens, action, adventure. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading! I think what I liked the most about the story was that it was about superheroes, but yet at the same time it was so much more than that. It showed their interactions with each other and the world that a lot of stories in this genre just don't do, and that was very refreshing.

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by this author in the future!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supernatural Mash-up June 25, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Gods, wizards, aliens, magic, alternate realities, and super heroes ... it's all in this book and really well done ... It is incredible that the author is able to get all these concepts in there without being overstuffed or underdeveloped.

This is a great opening chapter to the series that is able to weave personal stories of each of the characters while not losing focus on the larger, grand conflict the characters are up against.

The concept of "The Planets" is a great idea, and a concept well explored.

There is a lot of grey, in the seemingly black and white, good vs. evil world presented in the beginning ... It makes for a great read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cairns delights again June 4, 2014
By Ted
Format:Kindle Edition
The Planets must save the world but no one's telling what they're up against and they're not normally team players! Action packed adventure with wonderfully colourful, complex characters, great dialogue and a story line that will keep you hooked to the very last page. I'll be buying book 2 as soon as it's out and can't wait to see what Cairns thinks up next!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Very promising series! June 4, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I first came across Michael Cairns' writing by a friend's recommendation. He's definitely one of the most promising new authors in the realm of fantasy. This is a great story that's very well written. Looking forward to part two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent adventure story June 2, 2014
By HC
Format:Kindle Edition
A totally new take on the idea of being a hero.

Excellent writing, really well paced and makes the characters extremely engaging.

I loved following the early adventures of the 'planets'; as they find out that everything is not what it seems, and the enemy might be more than they can face.

Gripping, exciting action - loved it! Cant wait for the next one
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More About the Author

Michael Cairns was born at a young age and could write even before he could play the drums, but that was long ago, in the glory days - when he actually had hair.

He loves pineapple, playing gigs and outwitting his young daughter (the scores are about level but she's getting smarter every day).

Michael is currently working hard on writing, getting enough sleep and keeping his hair. The first is going well, the other two...not so much.

A compulsive chocoholic, he is a writer and author of the real-world super-hero series, The Planets, and science fiction adventure series, A Game of War.

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