Blue Speaks Eternally

Fiction - General
116 Pages
Reviewed on 10/04/2014
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Author Biography

Ms. Wagner's 2014 award winning fiction novella "Blue Speaks Eternally" about a Blue Whale in the Bay of California and the ecology effects upon the ocean and our planet is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She received the bronze medal from Jenkins annual "Books For Better Living" award to authors who advance green technology for the planet.

Ms. Wagner is a graduate of Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management and Loyola U. of Chicago.

A worldwide traveler, she currently resides in California and writes for the San Diego Examiner on issues of Climate Change and Technology as Victoria Wagner Ross.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Blue Speaks Eternally is a fiction work by Victoria Wagner. It's the story of a blue whale named Kip, who is a young adult traveling with his pod, or family, from their winter grounds near La Jolla, California, up along the coast, to the arctic Chukchi Sea where they summer. Along the way, Kip meets with other whales, seals, sea otters and other marine mammals. They discuss the Navy's plan to conduct tests that will kill many of their kind and injure thousands of other sea dwellers. Other topics they share are their thoughts about their lives in the sea and the good interactions they've had with human beings. The numbers of blue whales are still nowhere near where they should be; however, the bans on whaling and the increased surveillance of "scientific whaling" practices are helping these oldest and largest mammals to reestablish themselves.

Victoria Wagner's novel, Blue Speaks Eternally, is filled with information on sea mammals, from the small sea otter, to the elusive sea unicorn, the Narwahl, and the giant blue whale. Hearing the stories from her main character, Kip, the young adult blue whale, made me feel like I was sharing their lives as they migrated the thousands of miles up north, and it was quite an amazing and marvelous voyage. I winced at the discussions of the naval exercises and the damage they cause, as I cannot see any justification for the practices, but I did appreciate the author's ability to present both sides of the argument. Blue Speaks Eternally shows the wonders of the existence ocean dwellers and the great sea mammals share, and the specter of a world where the seas are devoid of marine life. It's eloquent and very moving, and it's highly recommended.

Cheryl McCullough

I have read "Blue Speaks Eternally" and recommend it also for children and adults. It is a short read but filled with interesting characters and valuable information. I bought copies to give as Christmas presents as it makes an ideal gift for those interested in saving our planet or just for people who like to read. Hopefully the book will make people aware of the problems facing our planet.The characters are endearing and hope the author plans to write a sequel as I am interested in their story and would certainly like to read more about them.

Ellen Mack

This book is a story of some sea creatures,and their lives in the ocean. It tells the story of what man has done to the environment,and the effect on the sea life. It's a charming story told by a blue whale,hopeful that people will consider the planet we live on, and conservation of it.

Farah Wittmayer

Blue Speaks Eternally in review after review lists it as a “must read” for its sheer delight in storytelling from the point of view from a whale. Kip, a young blue whale travels in migration from the Southern Bay of California to Alaska for the summer. His encounters along the trip are touching, challenging, eye-opening and end in the Chukchi Sea where he and his nemesis meet- in a poignant and sad but true event. Readers’ Favorite gives it 5 stars along with a bronze medal from the Jenkins publishing group. It is a marvelous voyage told in an eloquent fictional tale.