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The Flight of the Silvers

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Nah. Nope. This book wasn't for me.

Review later. ( )
  KillerCorp | Jul 27, 2015 |
I really, really enjoyed this book. The Flight of the Silvers focuses on a group of 6 characters who have all been chosen by the mysterious Pelletiers to survive the end of their world and arrive in a parallel one. These characters realize shortly after a brief orientation to their new world that they now possess a "weirdness," an ability they didn't have before. Some have premonitions, another can affect age, while others utilize a matter called tempis. These six characters, the Silvers, come under attack by people with similar abilities, as well as by the defensive forces of the new world, and must band together to survive and to realize why they were chosen by the Pelletiers.

Price was able to create an entire new universe in this book and really developed the characters well, considering that he had six main characters, along with a number of reoccurring supporting characters. I was immediately sucked into the world he created and found myself thinking about the book constantly during the short periods when I had to put it down. I am hooked. Bring on book two! ( )
  CarleyShea | Feb 5, 2015 |
When I picked this up, I didn't realize it was the start of a series. That started to become clear within maybe 100 pages of the end. Usually I'm disappointed when that happens, but in this case, really, I can hardly wait for the next book.

A small group of people, mostly strangers to each other (except that 2two are sisters) get snatched at the last moment from their life in San Diego as the world comes to a crashing end. They find themselves in an alternate San Diego, different but achingly, for them, the same. They get rounded up by some science institute that was expecting their arrival but didn't know where they had come from or how they got there. The science institute feels like a safe place to them as they try to help the scientist learn what happened to them and they slowly learn about their new world.

And a strange world it is. In the new San Diego, time seems a bit out of joint. There are devices which look like microwave ovens that can turn back time for what ever you put in them. There is a suit you can wear that allows you to speed up your body, kind of like The Flash. Cars can fly using some time bending device. But thats not the strangest. They themselves can manifest some of these time-bending abilities with out the use of a machine. David can make images of the past appear; Mia gets notes from her future self and can sent notes to her past self; Hanna can run like the wind; Zach can speed up or reverse the flow of time in an object; etc.

They slowly learn to control their abilities and get to know each other until a violent attack on the Institute sends them on a chase across an alternate America to New York where future Mia told them they can find safety and answers.

There's a lot of confusion in this story. Another guy, Evan, who originally was part of their group has the ability to relive events and is tormenting them for some reason; there is a small group of very powerful people, the ones who saved them in the first place, who jump into and out of their lives; there's people native to this world who have powers similar to their own who are trying to kill them; there's a federal agency after them; Mia's notes from the future sometimes help them some times confuse them. The whole plot seems at times that it's going to fly apart but Daniel Price manages to hold it all together while keeping our interest as well.

Price starts to reveal mysteries to the reader the closer the group gets to New York but has reserved plenty for the next book. ( )
  capewood | Dec 6, 2014 |
Another excellent novel (I just finished "The Martian" by Andy Weir on 6/3)that kept me up until 5:00 a.m. this morning. An interesting take on the multiple universe concept with clever sub plots, nice character development and loads of really nasty bad guys (or are they misunderstood good guys ?). I won't reveal anything more but it was another great read. ( )
  tcards | Jul 23, 2014 |
I love this book. It has so much going for it - Believable characters, a well-reasoned world, bad guys that are actually believable, and on top of it, a very well written story. You don't often find a book that actually manages to get it right!

Parallel worlds stories are favourites of mine - and it is so easy to fall into certain stereotypes, such as having an alternate you, even thought the world is completely different (I'm looking at you, Fringe!) Also, I find that many times, the mechanism of parallel worlds are also badly written - but in this case, the author has clearly thought of the physics. You can probably make a case that the science behind the control of time is far-fetched, but hey- any story of this sort is not necessarily based on today's modern science.

The author is new, and I want him to succeed, so go, read the book, if you like it, tell your friends. That is all. Carry on with your life. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Apr 3, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399164987, Hardcover)

A thrilling genre-bending saga about six extraordinary people whose fates become intertwined on an Earth far different from their own.
 
Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister’s wrist. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone.

Shielded from the devastation by their silver adornments, the Givens suddenly find themselves elsewhere, a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances.

Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world—a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them—before time runs out.

Brilliantly imagined and electrifying from the first page, The Flight of the Silvers is the thrilling first book in a genre-bending new series.

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Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force each sister to wear a plain silver bracelet. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone. Shielded from the devastation by their silver adornments, the Givens suddenly find themselves elsewhere, a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances. Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world, including a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them, before time runs out.… (more)

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