- File Size: 1255 KB
- Print Length: 44 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Michael B. Caffrey Books (June 21, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 21, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0105JDW6Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,090,971 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
To Survive the Maelstrom: A Tale from the Atlantean Union (Peter Welmsley Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This story is, for me, a first kiss. If I've read about Peter Welmsley and the Atlantean Union in the past, I've lost those memories, but the first kiss makes me want more.
Peter Welmsely is a broken man. As a Marine, he was in a catastrophic battle in a place called Hunin, where he lost his fiance, his best friends, and more than 80% of his company. He himself was so seriously wounded, his body required a rebuild, leaving him with the body of an 18 year old, and the loss of his battered, scarred, graying body is just another one of the losses he has to deal with.
The physical healing accomplished, Peter now has to come to terms with his other losses. He's elected to spend a month camping in an area with three small sentient species, one of them a friendly type called a were mouse. He hopes, in the time, to be able to heal, but so far, that's not working out. The nightmares are terrible, but even awake, the memories are there.
But were mice are not only sentient, they have the ability to communicate at an emotional level, and the empath that takes up residence near Peter is determined to make contact.
Since this is my first read in this storyline, I have absolutely no idea what's ahead. The first kiss is enough to let me know I want more, though,
Grasshunter’s Cub is an empath creature known to the humans as a weremouse. He’s fascinated with humans and goes out of his way to learn all he can about them. His mother warns him to stay away from the humans unless he wants to be considered “adorable”. Lol!
Grasshunter’s Cub can feel Peter’s anguish and ignoring his mother’s advice, he uses his abilities to comfort and heal Peter. When he feels the time is right, he wants to make his presence known. Will Peter accept his acts of friendship or will Peter pat him on the head and call him cute?
I absolutely loved this story! I haven’t read any of these stories from the Atlantean Union and if this novella is but a taste, I will be a huge fan. Told in alternating point of views, we get to experience the transformation that happens in Peter from despair to forgiveness not to mention what happens when you befriend someone (no matter the clan).
A must read for any science fiction fan and I recommend it for ages 13 and up.
Grasshunter’s Cub. I love everything about him, from his inquisitive nature to being empathic towards the human, and the thing I loved most is his yearning to fly. He reminds me of the Redwall characters and I look forward to reading more from Michael and Barb.
“They’ve called me a hero, Lydia, and I can’t – can’t bear it, not without you, or Chet --” ~Peter
My Rating: 5 stars
I thoroughly loved this story and want more.
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