2.17.2014

The Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price and Why Me?

Imagine the end of the world. And in this version of The End, for reasons unknown to you, a powerful sphere that surrounds you somehow magically protects you, while at the same time allowing you to see the world around you enveloped in an otherworldly bright light and be destroyed.

Crazy, right?

Even crazier, perhaps, imagine then waking up in a place similar to where you were when this all went down, but somehow even though the world looks the same, its also different. You wonder if you dreamed it all. Then you start to notice little things that aren't right or the same, and as you wonder if you are in fact going crazy, you begin to figure out you're not in the same place you had been when the protective sphere shielded you. This place is different and you don't know why until the differences of this world slowly make it clear.

 
The Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price starts off with a strange occurrence happening on the highway. Two siblings witness an unexplained disaster while they interact with a mysterious visitor that hearkens of a future event of impossible-to-comprehend relevance.

Then we jump several years ahead and meet those two sisters again—along with four other strangers—and witness through their eyes the foretold cataclysmic event and reawakening.

Why? Where am I? What happened? These are some of the questions the "six" wrestle with as they're "brought in" by s group of scientists promising to explain the differences of this reality.

The Flight of the Silvers is an intriguing novel occurring in a parallel universe where incredible things happen, people have extraordinary abilities, and a few survivors from our world have to discover why they were chosen to go there. To find out why, pick up a copy.

[Disclosure: this post also appeared on Vorpalizer, the official blog of the SFBC, where I am a guest blogger, and a former Editor. Second disclosure: the above title is published by Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, where I happen to work for another imprint, DK. My decision to post about this book was not specifically work related, except that it involves books, which is my work.]


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