Above and Beyond Dark Waters
Tells the tale of Jane, a 12 year-old girl who likes to read about superheroes. She dreams of flying through the sky and saving the world. Then nature lends a hand, turning her into five different species in turn, so that she can view life from a very different prospective. In the end, Jane realises what a superhero really is.
About the author
Des Birch was born in Limerick, Eire but moved to England when he was a baby. He moved from Buckinghamshire to Norfolk when he was ten, but attended a private school near Southampton. He has two children whom he has raised on his own since they were ten and eight respectively. He works in engineering but has gained a BSc and a Dip. Pol. Con. with the Open University. He also gained a TEFL diploma with which he spent two years teaching in Spain. Des now lives in Norwich with his wife Julie.
Catch Des on his blog site: http://desbirch.blogspot.com/
The first book I ever read by this talented author was the first book: Beyond Dark Waters. I gave it 5 stars because it was highly original and well written. Author, Des Birch received the ePublishing Consortium Writer Award of Merit for that book.
I’ve enjoyed reading the sequel and I think young adults will love it. They’ll love it because the lessons the Quinling learned are lessons all of us could benefit from. . . All life is connected. You’ll fall in love with all the species Jane (a Quinling) meets and learns many valuable lessons from. I would categorize this book as `fantasy’. I love fantasy!
I’ve been asked many times what species I’d want to be if I had a choice. My answer is a bird. This is possibly one reason I love this book so much. Read this wonderful book and you’ll quickly see why I say this.
This is a ‘stand alone’ novel and I highly recommend you read this book and book one!
Rebecca Scarberry (@Scarberryfields on Twitter)