The Beyond Dark Waters Series

Book Cover: The Beyond Dark Waters Series
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 40.29 USD
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 523
Kindle - First Edition: $ 7.53 USD
Pages: 523
ePub - First Edition: $ 7.53 USD
Pages: 523

 

The Dark waters series of books entices the reader into the exciting lives of some of the creatures which inhabit our world. From Ben being cast into the watery world of a dark lake, through Jane being released into the vast skies, and being able to fly like the birds and bees she has seen so often. The series then crashes through the barrier into reality, with Ben growing up, growing old, and eventually sending his granddaughter Jane, on her quest. This magical series tackles challenges which we all face in life, but from the viewpoint of different creatures, a must for any fantasy fan.

eBooks individual retail total: $8.97                    Paperbacks individual retail total: $47.97

eBooks Book Set: $7.53                                           Paperbacks Book Set: $40.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box set of three books - $40.29

Somewhere Beyond Dark Waters

Book Cover: Somewhere Beyond Dark Waters
Editions:Paperback - Second Edition: $ 15.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1975923464
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 249
Hardcover - Second Edition: $ 35.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1-387-19714-9 9
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 249
Kindle - Second Edition: $ 4.49 USD
Pages: 249
ePub - Second Edition: $ 4.49 USD
Pages: 249

 

As a former Quinling, Ben's life should have been plain sailing.  However, bad choices, coupled with naivety, caused him to lose everything he had worked for and start his life from scratch.

This is the third book in the series and it relies heavily on knowledge from book one, and some from book two.

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Weakened legs carried me across the site, over mounds and through deep tracks left by diggers, until finally, the bridge came into view.  Then I saw the Oak tree and finally, through the mist, I saw Maggie, leaning on the handrail, looking into the water.  I hesitated.  She had not seen me, so there was still time to change my mind.  I looked behind me for an escape route, but figures appeared from the mist, moving onto the bridge.  Maggie turned as I approached.

"Hi," she said, but my lack of reply and the expression on my face stopped her from giving me the customary hug.

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More figures appeared behind Maggie.  It seemed that the whole site wanted to witness the event.  Maggie glanced around, a puzzled look on her face.  Then there was utter silence; everything was still.  It was at that moment, that a man, far braver than I, stepped forward and slowly dropped down onto one knee, holding out a small open box.  I opened my mouth to repeat at least one of the carefully planned lines I had devised, but no sound came out.  It was a stalemate.  My speech was paralyzed and nobody else wanted to talk until they had heard me ask the question.

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Reviews:Rebecca Scarberry wrote:

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!


 

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Hardcover - $35.99


Above and Beyond Dark Waters

Book Cover: Above and Beyond Dark Waters
Editions:Paperback - Second Edition: $ 15.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1540307132
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 190
Hardcover - Second Edition: $ 39.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1-365-51962-8
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 191
Kindle - Second Edition: $ 4.49 USD
Pages: 191
ePub - Second Edition: $ 4.49 USD
Pages: 191

 

This is the second book in the Dark Water's series.  It sees Jane, a twelve year old girl who loved to read about superheroes, suddenly able to fly through the sky and rest on the rising thermals.  However, Jane soon discovers that all creatures are affected by life's challenges and she works hard to fit in and learn.  After deciding she no longer wants to become a superhero, Jane is told that she is one already.

Another tale charting the rocky road through the rite of passage into adulthood.

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The chant became louder as it crept through the hive, increasing the tension.  It seemed to have had a tune to it with the first beat being emphatic: dum da-da-da, dum da-da-da.  I tried to lean out of my cell to get a better view, but I found that my bottom was glued to something.  I twisted to break free, only to be tangled by the silky glue.  Then the first word of the chant became clear: spin da-da-da, spin da-da-da.  The sound became louder and I realised that as I twisted, more silk appeared and I was becoming wrapped in its gentle fabric.  I spun around again and again, feeling secure in its soft embrace, while all the time the chant continued.  Then I noticed one of the workers had begun to seal up my cell and I realised that I would soon become a bee.  The tune got louder and, as it reached my part of the hive and the workers all joined in, the words became clear.

 

 

 

 

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Beyond Dark Waters by Des Birch

Book Cover: Beyond Dark Waters by Des Birch
Editions:Paperback - Second Edition: $ 15.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1537340296
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 172
Hardcover - Second Edition: $ 35.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1-365-33606-5
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 172
Kindle - Second Edition: $ 4.49 USD
Pages: 176
ePub: $ 4.49 USD
Pages: 176

 

From being cast out from the group, to losing his way in the dark lake at night-time, Ben will never betray his friends. Even when he feels a vicious fang slowly piercing his flesh, he knows what he is doing is right. He will never submit to the bullies, racists or indeed anyone who tries to steer him from the path he is taking. Ben is growing up very quickly and soon he gains many followers. This leads to a multitude of challenges and to one of his friends giving his life for Ben. As an eleven year old he manages to avert a war and bring pride to different communities.
For Ben, falling into the lake and entering into different species presented many challenges, but the rewards will stay with him forever.
Beyond Dark Waters plots a young man's rite of passage into adulthood, seen from the viewpoint of different species in and around a lake.

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“Is this your first moult, Bob?”
I looked to see where the sound had come from. I had to twist my neck, but I finally saw a Bob next to me, looking in quite a bad state.
“Just keep wriggling,” he advised. “It’ll soon come off.”
I wriggled and wriggled until I was exhausted. Just as I was about to give up, I heard a crack and the crushing feeling eased a little.
“Don’t stop now, you’re almost there,” said Bob.
It was the strangest feeling I have ever experienced. Imagine being covered in a thin coating of plaster of Paris, and then bending at the waist. I twisted again and there was another crack. Finally, I was able to kick off the last bits of my shell and turn around to face Bob.

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I noticed that he, too, had freed himself from his bonds.
“You’ll feel a little soft for a time,” he said. “That’s just until your new skin hardens.”
“Does this happen very often?”
“Yes, you’ll go through lots of moults. Feels great to be free of it, doesn’t it?”
I had to agree that my newfound flexibility was superb. I was half-hoping that, perhaps, my skin might not harden and that I could remain this flexible, but I did feel very vulnerable in such a soft shell.

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Reviews:Patrick D. wrote:

"There are so many threads weaving the levels of story taking place throughout this book that make the reader ponder themselves. The concepts are crafted very well and the creative ability of this author delivers a solid reading experience. There is such a strength in this story that will make you wonder how our culture would be different if this book were mandatory reading in the classroom."

Paula G. wrote:

"Wow!!! This book would be a great book for teenagers. It tells Bens story of his adventures and his learning experiences through his life. I think it would really be a great book to learn from."


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