Title: Amethyst Eyes
Author: Debbie Brown
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Length: 242 pages
Release Date: November 2013
Imprint: Mythos Press
The biggest thing on 15-year-old Tommy’s mind is convincing Mom to let him go to the drive-in, but when an accident claims his mother’s life and puts him in the hospital, the arrival of his estranged, alien father brings more changes than he had bargained for. It doesn’t take his father long to figure out that Tommy knows nothing about who or what he is. Without any explanation, Tommy finds himself onboard his father’s spaceship where he is forced to trust a man he does not know in a world he knows even less about.
Adapting to his new life seems overwhelming, and his father’s solution may prove to be Tommy’s finest challenge yet…Jayden. A few months younger than Tommy, high strung and always in a mood, the doctor’s daughter definitely didn’t like being ‘told’ to help Tommy fit in. Jayden is not the most welcoming or patient of tutors, let alone a friend. As fate would have it, Tommy quickly learns that none of these things compare to the peril that comes from being born with amethyst eyes.
About the Author:
Over the years I have worked as a nurse, a school teacher, a martial arts instructor, baseball, figure-skating and gymnastics coach as well as an artist, selling my paintings in an art gallery. I have been part of an orchestra, flown planes and gone on wilderness hikes. I am an officer in the Canadian Forces, and though I have taught on different military bases, for now I work primarily with cadets. Writing full time is my next goal.
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All I can say is Wow, Wow, and Wow again.
I’m not a sci-fi person/reader/writer but I take my hat off for authors who do write in this genre. This book was really well written, crafted with well developed characters. The plot is excellent and Debbie Browne has hooked me from the first page of this story.
It follows Tommy. Dad left when he was two and the only thing he knows about his father was that he loves him but for some reason couldn’t live with them. Then his mother died in a car crash. Dad returns and that’s where things are really getting good.
Tommy is half Alien. Now, living with Dad on a ship, he needs to fit in. Being half Alien, he doesn’t and feel like an outcast. The other kids bully him and so forth. To make things worse for this poor boy is the color of his eyes. Aliens with Amethyst eyes get hunted down by other Aliens.
Without giving too much of the plot away, Amethyst eyes was really a good story. It deserves a five and I hope that more stories like this will be written in the future.
Tommy was such an amazing character and you can easily relate to him. He was constant throughout the novel and I praise Debbie for that.
Good luck with Amethyst eyes, and I wish you just the best.