Power of Three
The Novel of a Whale, a Woman, and an Alien Child (Power Rising Book 1)
by Cathy Parker
Pub Date 8 Sep 2020
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An alien child catapults by sheer chance to earth. A beluga whale longs for freedom from the cruel confines of her small blue pool. Two powerful other-worldly beings seek to plunder our world, destroying our people and our resources.
In this fast-paced, science fiction thrill ride, it falls to the fiercely independent bystander, Shannon Kendricks, attorney and seaquarium volunteer, to return the child Essi to her world. To find a way to free the desperate beluga, Juneau. To defeat the ancient aliens. On the upside, with the arrival of Essi, Shannon is startled to find not only does her physical appearance change dramatically, but she now possesses useful, near-magical traits to help her with barriers that appear insurmountable.
But Shannon soon learns the most terrible threat comes from within: a bizarre lavender lightning strike has caused the minds of the beluga and child to enter Shannon’s own mind. Their presence consumes many more calories than Shannon can possibly take in. They are killing her. In a desperate attempt to finish what she’s set out to do before she dies, Shannon enlists the help of her friends. Not everyone will survive. And... who or what is the other dark force that Shannon discovers lurking in the shadows with the alien invaders?
Top 3 Amazon Reviews
***** STAR by Willow Moon Greymoor
The Power of Three is heartwarming, unique, and a great reading experience for those days when you want to read something that is entertaining and out of the norm! I do think both teen and adult readers would be equally entertained by this story.
The main protagonist Shannon is juggling a hectic life between managing as a career woman and caring for an internal whale and alien child. This woman is quite skilled at the art of multi-tasking! Each chapter was well-written with a new character or aspect added to the story.
The importance of animal conservation, mainly saving the whales, is a theme throughout the book. That, in my opinion, couldn't be more on point with the current state of the planet.
Throughout the book, mentions of other worlds and Norse gods add variety to the story and keep the readers turning pages for hours!
The last time I wrote about a book was in grade school, so I'm not a reviewer. I know what I like. I like this and can't wait for a sequel to see what else becomes of the situation. It was an enjoyable read, moved along at a good clip, had believable dialogue and relatable characters, and was simply interesting. There was a point, but it was far from preachy. Don't let the "alien" thing put you off; I'm not into science fiction either, but I love imagination!
***** STAR Shoegal694
What a clever and original story! I enjoyed the fast-pace and witty dialogue in this book. Shannon is a fascinating, strong, and well-developed female protagonist. I'm a huge fan of realistic women with relatable struggles in fiction, as well as social relevance- and Parker nailed this hard-to-achieve connection.
I highly recommend this book- even to those who may not typically read sci-fi as it's a captivating and unique story!