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Silver Planet


Loved it! 😍

A deeply charming story of Jonathan Powers and his journey from life to death and beyond.

Silver Planet by Tom Johnson is a deeply charming story of Jonathan Powers and his journey from life to death and beyond. In this story, “human souls join the consciousness of other humans on a distant planet when they die.” What a cool concept! The storyline was completely original and I found it very hard to put it down.

“Death is no longer a mystery. The magic of eternity has been found.” With these haunting yet hopeful words, I was hooked before the story even began. While I loved this novel absolutely, there were two aspects of it that really won me over the most. First and foremost, the characters, particularly Rose the robin. While I loved Jonathan, Rose was the character that really drew me in. Having this little creature help Jonathan on his journey felt so unique and engaging. Secondly, the world building was absolutely excellent. Never once did I feel lost or confused. The author presented the information about this world in a way that was easily accessible and endlessly enjoyable.

If you love books that evoke deep emotional reactions, then I highly recommend this story. It was very reminiscent of What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. If you loved those books you will most likely love this one as well. It is, above all else, an exciting, unique, refreshing, and thoughtful story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. I know I will be thinking about it for quite some time. I would also say that this book is wonderfully cathartic, particularly if you are experiencing grief or have lost someone close to you. Right in the middle of reading this book one of my beloved coworker’s died quite suddenly. I was wracked with grief and couldn’t bring myself to read anything for a few days. But I found myself gravitating back towards this book. The poignant story of Jonathan and his journey, the sweetness of Rose, the hope and mystery surrounding this book; all of these gave me comfort and inspiration and I hope they do the same for you, dear reader, as well! This is a book you do not want to miss! 

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About the author

Silver Planet is dedicated to those who've lost loved ones before their time and wonder if they might still be alive, somewhere, in a hopeful world of life after death. It is the first book in a series. The second book, Immortal Star, is written and will be published in due course. view profile

Published on September 30, 2020

Published by Austin Macauley

100000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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