Thursday, April 17, 2014

A-Z Indie Books: Oculus

Today's featured book is Oculus by Michael Offutt:
"What is the oculus?"

Autumn has arrived in New York, and Jordan Pendragon is a freshman at Cornell University. Gifted in mathematics, he balances life as a research assistant with that of a student athlete.

But Jordan also has a quest. He must find the Black Tower, a monolithic edifice housing a thing that defines the very structure of the universe. Jordan believes it is buried somewhere in Antarctica under miles of prehistoric ice.

October finds Jordan earning a starting position with the Cornell hockey team. But a dark cloud gathers over his rookie season. Unexplained deaths, whispers of a cannibal cult, a prophecy, and a stone known only as the Oculus, cast a shadow over his athletic ambitions. It is the start of a terrifying journey down a path of mystery, murder, and to a confrontation with an Evil more ancient than the stars.

Comments:  This is the second book of the "A Crisis of Two Worlds" series.  Since this one takes place entirely on our Earth, it is in some ways easier to follow than the first book.  Though you really do need to read the first book, Slipstream, to understand what's going on with the second.  This is probably the only book you'll ever read that combines ice hockey and parallel worlds.

You can buy Oculus from Amazon for $4.99 on Kindle and from B&N for $5.49 on Nook
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  1. Ice Hockey and parallel worlds. Like peanut butter and chocolate.

  2. You got your ice hockey in my world?

  3. Maybe the movie by the same name will drive up sales.

  4. Sounds interesting. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge, and I look forward to visiting again.


  5. @David: The movie by the same name will most definitely NOT drive up sales.

  6. Sounds interesting, Nice to meet and connect through the atozchallenge.

  7. Nice to meet you! Oculus sounds interesting.