Publisher: by S. McPherson Books (November 10, 2015)Category: Romance/Fantasy
Available in: Print & ebook, 347 Pages
‘At Water’s Edge’, tells the tale of two lovers trapped in two different worlds. One world is Earth, and the other is Coldivor; a dimension full of magic and danger. When Dezaray Storm is mistaken for the most powerful sorceress of this other realm her life changes forever. She finds love in the arms of Milo Thor, but this love can also lead to her death and the destruction of seven empires.
‘At Water’s Edge’ is book one in the ‘Water Rushes’ series.
Praise for Chapters One-Three of ‘At Water’s Edge’ by S. McPherson:“Loved the teaser! It pulled me in and made me want to read more. Your writing style is clean, uncluttered and brimming with tension. Well done!”
“You got a lovely and interesting story, hope to read more from you.”
“I liked it a lot! While I was reading it, I was able to be drawn into the story easily by your words. A stormy night like you were describing sets the perfect scene for a suspenseful fantasy novel.”
“I really enjoyed reading your first chapter. It was gripping. The descriptions are well written.”
This is a very interesting book. After Dezaray loses her parents, she's struggling. And she also has dreams that turn out to be premonitions, and there's also a portal to a parallel world. Wow right! And there's of course a prince Charming, kinda. LOL And a great adventure, some “finding yourself moments” and a sweet romance. There's also a beautiful fantasy world that was built here. Oh, but it starts out oh so sad, with an abusive brother, and a devastating loss, and a little despair. Thank goodness for a little magic to make it better.
Dezaray, Milo, Nathaniel, and Dezaray's parallel twin, Lex, are such interesting characters. In the switch, Dezaray goes into the portal and Lex stays on Earth while the portal temporarily closes. So Dez has to make everyone believe she is her twin, and has magical powers. And Lex becomes attached to Nathaniel, which is Dez's earth prince. I know, I'm trying to explain without explaining spoilers. And think about it, if you didn't know what electricity or cable or phones were, you would be freaked out too. Oh and we can't forget about Dez's psycho brother.
The writing is well done, and I loved the characters, they are all full of depth and complexity, believable. But the world building was my favorite. I will say, I was a little disappointed with the ending, but I think it's because this is a series and we have to have something to look forward to in the next book. It's not a cliff hanger but it's not a full wrap up yet either. So with that said, I can't wait for book two. 4.5 MAGICAL PAWS!!
About S. McPherson:S. McPherson is a young British expat living in Dubai and working as a Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) teacher. When she was younger S. McPherson travelled a lot with her family, though, no matter how often her surroundings changed, one thing never did. And this was her love of writing and dreaming up the impossible. After combining her two loves of teaching children and writing, S. McPherson self-published her first book; a rhyming verse children’s story titled ‘Shania Streep wanted to Sleep’. Thus fuelling her love of seeing her work in print and sharing her stories. This is S. McPherson’s first novel.
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