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