Continuing on with this month’s Mother’s Day theme, author Pippa Jay is visiting to give us a look at her action-packed science fiction novel Gethyon from his mom’s point of view. The actual book blurb has mom abandoning the young hero, so her take on his story should be pretty interesting. If you enjoy this please leave a comment below.
I'm not a good mother. To be honest, I never expected to be one. It was a shock. And to lose their father before I even knew I was pregnant...it almost broke me. So maybe one day they'll be able to understand why I abandoned them. I honestly thought it was for the best. And me being me and their father being who and what he was - this was their one chance for a normal life, far away from me. Shame it didn't work out.
Because I never expected Gethyon to be talented, or for him to be so strong or so soon. Staying out of his life isn't going to protect him now. I'm going to have to make sure his powers are limited until he's old enough to deal with them, and although he'll hate me for leaving again I'll have to go. I can't let them find him. I'll have to lead them away again, and keep on doing it. Maybe one day he'll understand what I was trying to do and he'll be able to accept it. I can't ask him to forgive me. In the meantime, I need to do whatever I can to make sure he lives that long.
- Tarquin Secker
Here is the real blurb for this exciting book and where you can find a copy for yourself:
His father died. His mother abandoned him. In the depths of space, darkness seeks him.
Abandoned by his mother after his father’s death, Gethyon Rees feels at odds with his world and longs to travel the stars. But discovering he has the power to do so leaves him scarred for life. Worse, it alerts the Siah-dhu – a dark entity that seeks his kind for the their special abilities – to his existence, and sets a bounty hunger on his trail.
When those same alien powers lead Gethyon to commit a terrible act, they also aid his escape. Marooned on the sea-world of Ulto Marinos, Gethyon and his twin sister must work off their debt to the Seagrafter captain who rescued them while Gethyon puzzles over their transportation. How has he done this? And what more is he capable of?
Before he can learn any answers, the Wardens arrive to arrest him for his crime. Can his powers save him now? And where will he end up next?
A 2013 SFR Galaxy Award winner
BURST (publisher’s website)
Barnes and Noble
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.
You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without a doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen
D. G. Driver
Author of Young Adult books Cry of the Sea and Passing Notes.