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Fourteen-year old Lissa is snatched from her home and finds herself a slave on a trading ship traveling on a waterless ocean of nothing but gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, her desire to explore the ship earns her the hatred of the cruel first officer, Farq.
Fascinated by the ocean of dust, Lissa becomes embroiled in its mysteries, sensing things that the crew cannot, while cryptic whispers in her head are leading her toward a destiny linked to the dust itself. Only one man aboard can help her make sense of her new talent, but can she trust him? All is not as it seems, and she must unravel the clues before it’s too late.
When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, her best friend is left in the hands of the treacherous crew. Everything hinges upon her courage, quick wits, and her ability to master her new talent.
Audiobook Sample, Chapter 3
Ocean of Dust by Graeme Ing is a fascinating story. I loved the world that Graeme Ing has created. I was drawn in by the unique setting and characters. Lissa quickly became a character I was attached to and wanted to know more about. The plot was very interesting and moved along at a good pace. I had picked up the ebook from Amazon, and received a complimentary audiobook copy for this review. I felt the narrator was fantastic! She really brought the story to life and did a wonderful job with the different voices and the interesting lilts in the characters’ languages. Her narration really sealed the deal for me with this book, as it takes it to another level. This was an excellent book that I thoroughly enjoyed, and I can’t wait to read/listen to the next one. I loved that I had both the ebook and the audiobook and could read along with the story at times if I wanted to on my Kindle. I really felt immersed in the story.
Ocean of Dust by Graeme Ing is a top notch fantasy story. It’s one I would consider a must-read. The author has a wonderfully descriptive way of making the story come alive. This, coupled with the excellent narration, makes for a great listening/reading experience.
About the Author
Graeme is a writer of speculative fiction. He probably won’t fall into existing pigeonholes, but hang around and you’ll get to read tales of fantasy, science-fiction, paranormal, cyberpunk, steampunk and who knows what.
Born in England, Graeme now lives in San Diego, California. His career as a software engineer and development manager spans 30 years, including the development of a dozen computer games for consoles, home computers and online. Graeme is also an avid armchair mountaineer, astronomer, mapmaker, pilot and general geek. He and his wife, Tamara, share their house with six crazy cats.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GraemeIngAuthor
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Awesome review~ it definitely makes me want to have both versions of the book. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for the review!
Thanks for hosting my book, Brooke. Thrilled that you enjoyed the story and the audiobook. Thank you for your kind words. 🙂
It was my pleasure, Graeme! Thank you for writing such a captivating story. 🙂
Perhaps I can tease everyone that after my 3rd book that I am writing now (My 2nd book, Necromancer, comes out end of August – quick plug 🙂 ), I shall return and write the next 2 books in the Lissa trilogy.
What a lovely review – thanks for your kind words! I did enjoy narrating this grand adventure for Graeme, and I’m glad you found it exciting. Thanks for your post today!
You’re welcome, Becky! Thank you so much for your awesome work and for stopping by my post. 🙂 I really appreciate it!
a waterless ocean intrigues me
That’s what sucked me into the story DJ! So interesting.
Great review! I love the cover of the book, that green is so pretty!
The cover really pulled me in, too. Beautiful!
I loved the review!
I enjoyed the excerpt the best. The story sounds like it will be fascinating to read and very enjoyable. I’ll have to put it on my list of books to read. Thank you for the review, I thought you did a good job of narrating your feelings about the story and characters.
Hi David! Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt!
i like the cover and i enjoyed the excerpt
I like the exerpt
I found your thoughts helpful.
Thanks once again for hosting me, Brooke. It was great to meet you and your readers.
i liked hearing the sample. sounds interesting!
Mary G Loki
I liked your opinion on the audiobook! 🙂