Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
264 Pages
Reviewed on 07/07/2018
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Author Biography

I am a journalist and writer living in Dorset with my wife and rampaging toddler. I write about technology, innovation, green issues and political commentary for various publications including The Independent, The Guardian, Wired, Private Eye and International Business Times. Skeryvore is my first, and hopefully not last, novel!

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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Twins Daniel and Rose have accepted their unorthodox life without access to any electronics, but an amazing turn of events suddenly brings reality crashing down on them in Skerryvore by Lee Williams. After leaving his job at a tech firm, the twin’s dad exhibited increasing paranoia but a fire at their London home and a double abduction make them realize he wasn’t crazy. Arriving at an old castle on the coast of Scotland, the twins are drawn into strange circumstances in which they have to learn to center themselves, live in the moment and see things the way they are, not the way they want them to be. With the help of an eccentric old man, Daniel and Rose uncover ancient mysteries that will have a tremendous impact on the future. Unfortunately, there are others who are searching for these artifacts and will stop at nothing to succeed in their evil plans. Can the twins overcome their fears and be strong enough to stand up to overwhelming forces?

Lee Williams has created an amazing adventure in this wonderfully written YA fantasy epic, Skerryvore. Exciting and well done with plenty of twists and turns to capture and hold the reader's interest - I know it did mine! Perfectly paced and full of brilliant characters, the fast-paced action spirals you forward to an exciting climax that pulls almost all the mysterious clues together, leaving you satisfied yet still anxious for the follow-up novel. Lee Williams mixes history, science fiction and everyday social issues along with mythical characters and legends to make Skerryvore the ideal story to keep you reading and wanting to read even more.