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Gary & Maddie Anderson are both research scientists who have made a wonderful discovery in neuroscience. They discovered the use of Light Therapy that can be used for the elderly to stop depression and other diseases. The Anderson's have been nominated to receive a prestigious award at the Royal Plaza. Then something frightful happened terrorists came and kidnapped the Andersons. The children, Michael and Danny were at home and were tipped warned by a family friend that they were in danger. Michael and Danny are on the run for their lives. Michael is wondering who kidnapped his parents, what the "bad guys" want with his younger brother. Is their anyone they can trust?
This novel is a must read. Could not put it down. The author does not disappoint.
The book description above provides an excellent synopsis. What it cannot do is set the tone of the author who communicates it so effectively. We see most of the events unfolding through the eyes of almost seventeen year old Michael who takes his six year old brother Danny under his wing after their parents are kidnapped by agents of Samuel Herrington.
Samuel Herrington, the antagonist, is as despicable as the boys are likeable. There is nothing he won't do to learn Danny's secret. Mr. Herrington seems to have near limitless power, a power he uses relentlessly. He planned the kidnapping of Michael and Danny's parents and to grab Danny at the same night. Had it not been for Michael's resourcefulness, he might have been successful.
For Michael and Danny, life as they know it is unraveling. The second paragraph of Chapter 1 sets the stage:
"Michael was so terrified he couldn't breathe. His safe, little world had shifted out of its comfortable orbit the moment his parents were kidnapped, propelling him to places he never dreamed imaginable. Suddenly, there was horror everywhere and nothing was what it appeared to be. How could life go so terribly wrong in just a few hours? He had had no time to think. He couldn't plan, but just reacted to what was happening. A storm, more volatile and dangerous than a level five tornado had turned his world inside out and all he could do was attack it head-on, swallowing his fear and living strictly on the adrenaline pumping furiously throughout his body, hoping against hope his luck wouldn't run out."
Salpeter, Elyse (2011-11-10). Flying to the Light (Kindle Locations 51-56). Cool Well Press, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
Michael becomes suspicious when it appears everyone he knows is leading him into a trap. Most of the book addresses how the resourceful Michael evades those in pursuit. There are spies and counterspies. The trouble is knowing who is really friend or foe.
Flying to the Light is a fascinating read and I recommend it highly!
Thus begins Elyse Salpeter’s riveting YA novel, Flying to the Light. It’s a fantasy about a young boy with a power that could become the gateway between Earth and Heaven. And there is one man who will stop at nothing to gain access to Danny’s strange gift.
Samuel Herrington is a crazy corrupt biophysicist who once tried to buy his way into NATO. The billionaire intimidates nations with his secret laboratories where he has developed enough bio-chemicals to bring down the entire human race. This is the man that has kidnapped Michael and Danny’s parents and will stop at nothing to get his hands on Danny.
Salpeter’s exciting plot, well developed characters, and descriptive scenes makes Flying to the Light a book YA readers will have trouble breaking away from. And don’t fret, Flying to the Fire, book two in the Flying to the Light Series is now available on Amazon.
In a series of fight-or-flight scenes, the two boys barely stay one step ahead of their pursuers. Michael often can't distinguish the good guys from the bad guys, and these scenes are done well. 6-year-old Danny himself is the prize they're after, because he has special powers that are potentially more valuable than all the gold in the world.
As Michael gradually becomes aware of his innocent little brother's powers, he experiences all the emotions a teenager would experience in real life. He's jealous of his brother, angry at his parents for keeping him in the dark, sad about their death, afraid for his own life, and fiercely protective of little Danny. The developing relationship between the two brothers was the highlight of the book for me.
Since the kids are the stars of the book, I had the feeling that teenage readers might enjoy this book as much as adults. Highly recommended, a real treat.
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