Nancy Norbeck's first novel, THE SILVER CHILD, is a wonderful novel. I had a hard time putting it down. It has parts of dystopia, fantasy, mystery, and adventure. The two main characters, a seventeen-year-old girl and a doctor in his 60s, are interesting and feel as if they could really happen.
Maia is a girl who can spin silver when she sings. Her parents have tried to keep this a secret from the ruling government, the Brotherhood, who control everything. She runs to Dr. Martus, the doctor who delivered her. Together they try to find out what her ability means and why the Brotherhood wants to find her.
The writing is very good, a page turner. The characters, not just the main ones, are interesting and well written. Lovers of The Hunger Games, The Giver, and the Divergent series will be drawn to this story and these characters. I could see a movie being made of this novel.
I am looking forward to the next installment in Maia's and Dr. Martus' story.
~Judge, 24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
About the Author
Nancy Norbeck wrote her first story when she was in fourth grade, and began to take writing seriously in high school. After teaching writing to English as a Second Language students for several years, she enrolled in Goddard College’s MFA in creative writing program, which she completed in 2009. THE SILVER CHILD is her first novel. She currently works as a writing and creative process coach. She lives in New Jersey and loves to travel, especially via a good book. For more information on current projects, upcoming releases, and coaching services, please visit nancynorbeck.com or follow her on Twitter @NancyNorbeck