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The Seekers by Dash

 

The year is 2010. All over England, the children are going missing.

The Shadow is getting stronger. The little boy knows it, the neighbours know it. The other children at school know it . . . yet today, today when the Truth comes to visit this particular little boy there is nothing anybody can do for him.

Young Billy Speers is discovering that his past might not be as ordinary as he had previously thought. Hunted on all sides by sinister corporations and mysterious shadowy figures he learns that the things that single him out from the other children will become the very attributes that save him.

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Note: The Seekers is unfinished, and will likely remain so.  It contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


An abandoned novel

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Listed: Jan 27, 2010

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Editor’s First Impression

By Linda Schoales, editor

Jan 27, 2010: The writing in the first part of the Prologue is fairly solid. Two people are hunting a killer they refer to as the Hunter. The technology seems a bit advanced for 2010 but the premise is interesting.

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Sip it and See

By Miladysa, author of Refuge of Delayed Souls

May 12, 2010: Stories about teenagers and/or small children are not really my cup of tea. I had formed the opinion, from the story blurb, that The Seekers was not to my personal taste either. There is a high possibility that I would not have paid the tale much attention at all had it not been for the reviews of Gavin Williams and Robert Rodgers and the author’s comments in the forum. Just goes to prove something which I had always previously contested – there is no such thing as what an author [more . . .]

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Creepy but looks to be promising

By intergal, member

May 12, 2010: Recently, I’ve not read many stories where children or adolescents are the main characters – probably not since I was an adolescent myself. They can be difficult to do well because of the difficulty in suspending disbelief, but with The Seekers, I think the mistake would be in assuming this is aimed at younger readers. The mood in this is much closer to a less violent version of Sonantine or Wallander than any YA stories I’ve come across.

The prose can [more . . .]

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A duck of a different colour

By G.S. Williams, author of No Man An Island

May 10, 2010: The ugly duckling starts out getting picked on and grows up special. Oh wait, I did that review already today—but "The Seekers" starts with the same premise, as Billy Speers gets made fun of for being "different" from other children, but grows up with special abilities.

The differences between this story and "Limp" which dealt with a similar start for its protagonist, well, they’re as manifestly different as a swan and a duck. "Limp" was a college coming of age story, [more . . .]

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