Monday, October 26, 2015

SFRB Recommends 44: Gethyon by Pippa Jay #YA #sfrom #scifi #romance #novella #ebook

His father died. His mother abandoned him. In the depths of space, darkness seeks him.

Abandoned by his mother after his father’s death, Gethyon Rees feels at odds with his world and longs to travel the stars. But discovering he has the power to do so leaves him scarred for life. Worse, it alerts the Siah-dhu—a dark entity that seeks his kind for their special abilities—to his existence, and sets a bounty hunter on his trail.

When those same alien powers lead Gethyon to commit a terrible act, they also aid his escape. Marooned on the sea-world of Ulto Marinos, Gethyon and his twin sister must work off their debt to the Seagrafter captain who rescued them while Gethyon puzzles over their transportation. How has he done this? And what more is he capable of?

Before he can learn any answers, the Wardens arrive to arrest him for his crime. Can his powers save him now? And where will he end up next?

This coming-of-age story takes us on a journey as we watch Gethyon's initial unwitting use of his powers through to the point where he is in full control of them and able to face the Siah-dhu. At the same time, we watch Gethyon changing from an angry young man - a hangover from an early encounter with his mother - into an assured adult.

This book has the (mis)fortune of having one scene in it that.... is emblazoned across my mind still, two years after I first read it. It's the reason I recommend Gethyon. Not many scenes get under my skin that much. An excellent, quick read that gives us a glimpse of Jay's imagination - and also an array of fantastic characters who will stick around awhile.

Author site: Pippa Jay - Sci-fi and the Supernatural with a Romantic Soul

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