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The Sound and the Echoes Paperback – July 25, 2012
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~ The National Indie Excellence Awards: Juvenile Fiction Finalist 2013 ~
~ Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Book Festival (Finalist, February 2012: Young Adult) ~
"The story shares a number of similarities with the Harry Potter series--a Dumbledore-esque headmaster, monsters called Fate Sealers who resemble Death Eaters, and an unlikely trio of child heroes--but the unique, complex Echo world is enough to set this story apart... a fantasy novel that readers hungry for magic and adventure will gladly devour."
"'The Sound & the Echoes' is a riveting pick for middle grade and young adults fans of high adventure, recommended."
-The Midwest Book Review
"The Sound and the Echoes is an extraordinary tale that will be loved by many children, teachers, and their parents alike. It has very interesting and beautiful drawings to add to the overall effect of the book. It is a must in any school or home library." -- Author Anna del C. Dye. for Readers Favorite.
"It's a solid fantasy adventure for kids who have already read the whole Harry Potter series..."
-Reads4Tweens Book Blog
"Pellucid has created something truly magical,with descriptions that will carry you into this frozen fantasyland and make you never want to leave.""
-Author, Mary Fan.
"...Most of the time I was in awe (honestly!) as to how Pellucid came up with such mind-boggling ideas."
-Micheline, Goodreads Librarian.
"If adventure is what you crave, "The Sound and the Echoes" delivers. -- Anastacia Hawkins for Readers Favorite.
"Dew Pellucid offers a reader much, awakening an indefinable, irreverent child-like depiction of an imaginative, strange, beautiful world."--Sean Randall, Goodreads Librarian.
"Friendship, loyalty and strength of character shine very brightly in this book." -- Stephanie D.for Readers Favorite
From the Author
~ Visit TheSoundAndTheEchoes.com to plunge into the Echo realm. ~
One night I was lying in bed, thinking of the philosopher Plato (of all people). I wondered about his realm of the forms, a place where the true essence of things exists; for we are just reflections of this higher plain... or so Plato thought (which is forgivable, given that he was only a Sound).
Very soon I was wondering about the implications of denigrating one world beneath another. And that's how the idea of a reflection realm was born, one in which Echoes have to die when their Sounds die (as if they are inferior).
As to the theme of the novel, there is a main theme and sub-theme. Why two? Because if the book succeeds, perhaps I'll get to write a sequel one day. If so, the overall theme for the series will remain the same, but each sequel with have a unique sub-theme.
This said, the theme of the novel--that every man has a right to his own life--is revealed by the tragic consequences of the Law of Death. The sub-theme--that we are all equal regardless of the transparency or color of our skin--is expressed in the dislike Echoes feel towards Sounds and, most especially, Mongrels (mixed blood of both races).
Despite its dark themes, The Sound and the Echoes is set in a glittering, winter wonderland, filled with humor and see-through beings, courage, friendship and loyalty to values.
I hope you decide to visit the Echo realm!
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But Will's Echo is special - a Prince on track to be King. There is chaos and conspiracy in the world of Echoes, and Will bravely risks his life to cross over and help his Echo while staying undercover at an Orphanage. Readers are immersed into this beautiful, frozen and at times downright frightening world, as Will and his friends take on the dangerous task of uncovering the mystery of who killed the Prince's father while at the same time seeking to overthrow the False King (the Prince's corrupt uncle) so that the Prince may take his rightful throne when he turns 13 and fix the broken laws and political system.
Filled with adventure, friendship, bravery and mystery, The Sound and the Echoes is a page turner up until the final chapter.
Every now and then you find that one book that you want to reread as soon as you're finished with it and this was one of those books for me. I loved everything about it and want to know more of the story - sequel???????
The thing I loved the most about this book was that it was fast paced and full of action from the very beginning. I've read so many books that drag for the first half to 3/4 of the book and then at the end you have all of the action. This was not the case with this book. It was well written and full of surprises along the way. The characters were well developed and the relationships were explored just enough that I was pleased, but still wanting a little more.
Overall, there was a good blend of everything and it came together to make an incredible story.