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Magic Is Faster Than Light

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Once upon a time there was a spaceship full of witches.
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Author: James Hartley
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Genre: Sci-fi Fantasy

Release:May 2011

Editor: Antonia Tiranth

Line editor: Penny Ehrenkranz

Cover artist: Delilah K. Stephans

Word count: 41,119

Pages: 122

ISBN: 978-1-926931-42-5

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Blurb:

Megan Bradley and the rest of the witches were rounded up by a religious crusade and forced onto a spaceship for a 190-year multi-generation trip to another star. They soon discovered the ship had problems and would run out of air long before they reached their destination. They were forced to use magic to get to their destination faster, before they suffocated.

But then, of course, they had a whole new world to cope with ...


Excerpt:

Nobody but Kendra could see into the large cauldron, but soon the watchers noticed its contents were casting a strange green light on the ceiling. When she finally decided things were ready, Kendra opened the valve on the large pipe, and called to the tech at the control panel, "Start the ship's engines." He threw the switch, and after a moment there was a low rumble, similar to that during the first year of the voyage. Nothing else seemed to be happening.

Then someone who was facing the viewplate cried "Look!"

On the viewplate the stars were moving. Soon they were racing across the plate, faster and faster, as the ship gained speed, and after a while it was impossible to distinguish points of light, just streaks. One of the techs stared at the viewplate and said, "I don't believe this is happening, it violates every law of physics! But seeing those stars, we must be moving at several hundred times the speed of light." People started cheering.

 

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Saturday, 31 August 2013
I feel witchy, oh so witchy, I feel witchy, and twitchy and wise.

Okay, now that I got THAT out of my system...

I LOVE reading James Hartley's books because he knows how to make magic. He can weave wicked fun in ways that seem new every time he tells a story and I just sit at my e-reader shaking my head and going, YEAH!!!!

MAGIC IS FASTER THAN LIGHT.

This story SHOULD seem old and worn out like the knees on my jeans since it calls to mind the wicked mess of the witch trials, but James Hartley spins and twirls his tales with so much skill and mastery you can't help feeling you're seeing these images, concepts, thoughts, for the very first time.

Exceptionally well done. MAGIC IS FASTER THAN LIGHT deserves the FIVE STARS I am awarding it. James Hartley, on the other hand, deserves another WELL DONE and a plaintive cry for MORE!!!

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"I am not even sure where to begin with this one, so this might just be a bit of a ramble because there is soooo much in my head with both this book and these characters!!!  All i can say is  .. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!"

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"...this book is perfect for the younger crowd. It gives them the fantasy of a fairytale, the elements of a mystery and just enough of a love story not to "gross them out""

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"This book has so much to offer, I loved the characters so much & theres so much to offer in this new series, that waiting for us fans will be sheer torture to say the least."
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