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The Arc of the Universe: Book Two (Volume 2) Paperback – August 24, 2016
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About the Author
“Mark Whiteway is a gifted storyteller who knows how to take his readers to an amazing new world”, one where “the technology is every bit as credible as it is fantastic”. So say critics and hundreds of verified independent reviewers about the relatively new, yet stellar sci-fi author writing out of rural West Sussex, England (near the former home of H.G. Wells, on a side note).
Author of the critically-acclaimed ‘Lodestone Series’, Mark Whiteway has enchanted fans over his 6-part epic, with his “gifts going far beyond creating alien landscapes and imaginative technology. His complex characters and rich plots continue to fascinate long after the properties of lodestone have settled into the background.”
To follow Mark on his writing journey, find out about upcoming books, or just generally learn more about him and his published works, please go to: www.bit.ly/whiteway
"Writing SciFi has been a long held ambition of mine. As a kid, I read everything – H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein, etc., etc. At twelve years old, I wrote a novella. (I still have it, hand-written in a huge ledger). It was about our sun going nova, and the resulting breakdown of society, as told through the eyes of three boys. It had a pretty surreal ending.”
"Following that, life intervened, and it was only in April '09 that I determined that I wanted to get back to writing. I had had several ideas running around in my head for some time, of which the Lodestone concept was probably the strongest. As I began to develop the story, it rapidly became clear that there was no way I was going to be able to cover it all in a single book, and so the Lodestone Series was born.”
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Epic sci-fi adventure
Deep, character-driven story lines
Even young adult readers with strong reading skills
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Top customer reviews
I loved the continuation of the Arc of the Universe. I thought this one's more action-packed and heart-stopping. Afraid of the further consequences that his death touch could inflict, Regan, together with his new friends Zothan and Vyasa must find the Agantzane to straighten everything out. The suspense in every page was killing me.
The last part also had me breathless, I thought I wouldn't be able to recover. An ending reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet?? Believe me, the suspense almost killed me.
Mark Whiteway surely had a way surprising his readers, leaving them in awe of the beauty of the universe. The world-building is outstanding and I found myself totally captivated by it.
I loved the first Arc of the Universe book. Following the epic adventure that unfolds; initially as a result of the demise of their fellow humans; Regan Quinn and his son Conor had me on the edge of my seat. From Conor’s reanimation and Quinn’s unlikely alliance with the Nemazi, Zothan; to Quinn’s transformation into a Shade with the ability to move within and manipulate the fourth dimension it is a real page turner, or scroller in my case.
The Arc of the Universe: Book Two did not disappoint; it further investigated the quest of Quinn, his son, and his allies- to find the Agantzane and demand help and justice. Quinn wishes to be rid of the death touch, which kills any other Consensus member he touches. He also wants them to fix the reanimate of Conor so that his original personality is retained. Along their journey, Quinn begins to piece together the puzzle that the Agantzane race is at the center of, but as he does so everything else seems to unravel.
I really enjoyed it that Zothan and Vyasa continued to have a presence in the storyline in this second installment of The Arc of the Universe. Along their –sometimes separate- adventures the group meet many new allies, as well as new enemies.
I really enjoyed that this book delved more into detailed descriptions and interactions with many of the different alien races, including the elusive and mysterious Agantzane. The rivaling Medyr and Kimn of Pann, and the founding race of Elinare were rather interesting as well. I look forward to learning more about the Mogrey, Lampetia, and Kritari; particularly the Kritari; in his next book!
While I don’t want to give anything away in detail, readers should be prepared to be sincerely surprised by the twists and turns that are revealed in the plot.
My favorite sci-fi author is back with another jam-packed action adventure. Mark’s writing style is so amazing, being drawn in at page one is like one of the creatures within, it just doesn’t let go. He takes us to outstanding new worlds as his novels are laced with technology that is beyond comprehension yet somehow believable. In book two of this exciting series, Quinn, the human along with Conor a reanimated copy of his son who was killed, but despite being a copy is his son nonetheless, Vyasa the Harani female and Zothan the Nemazi are set to rip the mask off the Agantzane. The Agantzane is a powerful race that controls the interplanetary alliance Consensus who claims to stand for justice but in reality are unseen forces of murder and war. Whiteway takes his readers much deeper than a simple sci-fi. This outstanding novel has meaning, depth and richness like no other. Lovers of sci-fi won’t want this story to end. However, with the thrill of suspense even those seeking a great read will be amazed. Step into Whiteway’s world and book two of “The Arc of the Universe” you won’t be disappointed!
“What’s life without a little risk?”
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The author of the Lodestone series, Mark Whiteway, tells a thrilling SciFi adventure that captures your attention from beginning to end.Read more