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Flood Waters Rising
by E.M.A Hirst
For Sithon Flood, trouble is literally flowing through his veins... Heir to a blood condition that can help heal the sick and even raise the dead, Sithon finds himself trapped in a web of lies and manipulation at the hands of his stepfather, a tyrant who desires an undead army. Can Sithon escape Wardan's evil schemes in time to save his parents' lives and redeem his family ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Createspace
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Interesting blend of sci-fi and fantasy. Each character has an inborn ability similar to a superpower, so there are magic-like feats of strength, healing and pyrokinesis set against virtual reality technology and war machines. Science and fantasy combine especially well in the antagonist, a sadistic scientist with the ability to raise the dead. The main character, Sithon, starts out as an oucast with no knowledge of science, until he is forced to address his grandfather's legacy in the developed ...more