The Silver Sphere

The Silver Sphere


Young Adult - Sci-Fi
274 Pages
Reviewed on 01/09/2013
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Author Biography

I've been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure.
Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son, and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.
For more, join me in my favorite fantasy worlds, from Lord of the Rings to the creations of C.S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks. Even more importantly, stop by and say hello on my Facebook page at AuthorMichaelDadich, tweet me at @MichaelDadich, and stalk my website at http://www.thesilversphere.org

Book Review

Reviewed by Ty Mall for Readers' Favorite

"The Silver Sphere" by Michael Dadich is about six teens sent from the Earth to a place called Azimuth after members of the Aulic Assembly disappear. Only these members can work the Silver Sphere. The Sphere pinpoints the location of an evil being called Biskara, whose sons threaten an entire civilization. Each teen is mentally connected to one operator of the Silver Sphere, and inherits some of their operator’s abilities. With the help of the native military, some renegade knights, the mysterious Fugues, and others, the teens set out to rescue the Assembly members and foil the plans of Biskara’s son Malefic. Along the way, these teenagers find that there might be more that connects them to this strange new land than the portal that transported them there.

I liked how the author assembled each member of the group, while keeping some away for a while. Some words slow things down from time to time, but not enough to be a major impact. This book has intrigue, betrayal, suspense, and a lot more. I appreciated seeing the threads of the plot tied together, after they started so far apart. Certain interactions between characters were predictable while some others were a complete surprise. The characters’ backgrounds were worked out well throughout the story, and appear to have influenced their actions in ways that made sense. The illustrations of some of the creatures in the book helped a lot. The best part by far was that this author made me care about his characters. "The Silver Sphere" is a very enjoyable book.