Published: 28/04/2017
ISBN: 9781788036764
eISBN: 9781788038218
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David Mackay was born and raised in the north highlands of Scotland. The remote mountains and forests of the area were once the inspiration behind his landscape paintings. Then one day, brush and c... read more

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The Sea of Lucidity
The Eldormaar Book 1
by David Mackay

Perception is everything...

Losing his way in Farnwaar Forest, Ranger Taro Brook stumbles upon a startling discovery…

Unaware of the imminent threat of hooded riders approaching his settlement, Morusk begins to suspect that things may not be all they seem...

In the sparkling city of Craton, Procrastinator Vardoger is about to be presented with his greatest dilemma to date …

And in the land of Enntonia, Token ScriptScratcher, the Scribe of Bog-Mire Towers, fears the impending return of a dark menace he had hoped would stay forever banished...

Stranded in unfamiliar surroundings, where the concept of time appears to hold no relevance, Taro Brook reluctantly accepts assistance from the Drifter Sanna Vrai; a woman with the ability to navigate between worlds, and Messenger Two Cups; a chattering individual with an insatiable tea addiction.

As events unfold, Brook suspects there may be more to the Messenger’s claims than he was first willing to concede.

In his efforts to return to normality, Taro Brook finds himself faced with a daunting prospect…

Reality may be nothing more than an illusion.

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Imagine Iain Banks meets J.R.R Tolkien over lunch, and they decide to write a book.
What is actually happening in The Sea of Lucidity is not always what appears to be happening. There is a twist half way through. A brilliant piece of writing, it took my breath away. I really enjoyed this book and would firmly recommend it.

by Hugh

In my humble opinion this novel deserves a place on the bookshelf of any lover of a fast-paced, interesting and well-written tale.

There are a multitude of interesting characters (several with various identities), yet the reader is never confused or finds the need to reference back as the author cleverly keeps the both the story and the development of the characters moving forward.

This book could initially be perceived as pure fantasy fiction, however David Mackay also touches on very current topics. One such topic which particularly amused me was the rather cynical nod to government corruption and indecision through the character of Procrastinator Vardoger.

Highly recommended. I very much look forward to reading more about the adventures of Taro Brook et al. in The Eldormaar II..

by Lynne Russell

A fantastic read. I was engaged and gripped all the way through and although there are various stories going on I was never confused. The author certainly kept my attention and made me fall in love with the characters. The worlds that he paints are so vivid and real that at the end of the book I simply didn't want to leave. Looking forward to the next instalment.

by Simone L

I thought this was a good introduction to this series. It was fast paced and well written story with an array of interesting characters. Although there are quite a few characters I didn't get confused about who was who. The world building is good and I found the book easy to get into. Overall this was a good book and I would recommend checking it out if the synopsis interests you.

by Philippa Mary


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