Oculus

Oculus What is the oculus Autumn 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 athle

  • Title: Oculus
  • Author: Michael Offutt
  • ISBN: 9781771150354
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • What is the oculus Autumn 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 bu What is the oculus Autumn 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.October 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 ancient than the stars.

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    1. Reviewed on Hearts On Fire heartsonfirereviews/This second installment in A Crisis of Two Worlds picks up pretty close to where Slipstream ended. Jordan and Kathy are now attending Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. with Kolin and Jordan living in a tiny apartment and Kathy living in a sorority house. The minions of the Horcus are here on Earth and it's a race to locate the Black Tower and to unravel a lot of very cryptic clues about The Boy Who Won't Die and the role that he will play. One of K [...]

    2. “My life changed in ten minutes…” –Jordan PendragonOculus is a great sequel to Michael Offutt’s debut novel Slipstream. The writing has taken off in this second book, it’s stronger and more confident as is the editing. Michael also does a great job weaving mythology, legends, and hard science fiction into one fantastic story. Jordan, his sister Kathy, and their friends from Avalon are back on Earth and are now attending Cornell University. Jordan hopes to use Cornell’s particle col [...]

    3. Oculus is a captivating second installment in speculative fiction writer Michael Offutt's series A Crisis of Two Worlds, which blends theoretical science with British mythology and religious concepts.In the first book, Slipstream, we learned that main character Jordan Pendragon, an orphan from Salt Lake City, Utah, and his twin sister Kathy are critical players to solve a complex problem that threatens the existence of two worlds: Earth and a parallel sister-world called Avalon. Using the power [...]

    4. Michael Offutt’s Oculus picks up right where Slipstream left off. Jordan and Kathy are starting their freshman year at Cornell and have brought along their significant others, Kolin and Dylan. They know their futures are uncertain and Jordon is in search of the Black Tower, but they want to attempt normal lives for the time being. Jordan has joined the school hockey team and Kathy has joined a sorority, shooting for typical Ivy League college experiences. But the dark forces of Avalon have fol [...]

    5. While the author previous "Slipstream" was filled with a lot of wild stuff, "Oculus" is far more down to earth--probably because it takes place on Earth and not the parallel world of Avalon with all its far-out technology. This probably makes it more accessible for more casual readers than the first book.Jordan Pendragon has returned with his twin sister Kathy from a stint in Avalon. He resumes his normal life at Cornell, where he majors in Physics and plays on the ice hockey team. At the same t [...]

    6. The story picks up with Jordan, Kolin and his sister Kathy back on Earth. Jordan has to find the Black Tower if he wants to save the Earth, but deep down he only wants to be normal. Since the lives of millions are hanging on Jordan’s success, normal isn’t going to be an option. Oculus is similar to Slipstream in that it’s a blend of dark fantasy, paranormal and hard science fiction. This sequel goes into more depth than the first book. Jordan is more mature and his knowledge of physics has [...]

    7. A stunning sequel, OCULUS by Michael Offutt increases the intensity as it bridges fantasy and science fiction.Jordan Pendragon craves normalcy, but for this genius college freshman, a normal life might be just out of his reach. As he enters life on Cornell’s campus, he makes new friends, enjoys spending time with his boyfriend, and plays hockey for Cornell’s team. Normal life, right? Wrong! Evil is all around him. Students are dying, and he has a major role in a prophecy as ancient as King A [...]

    8. Well, I wrote it, and I think my book is amazing. It took me over two years to write, and I edited it until I was blue in the face. I think that this is my best book. I've come a long way as a writer since the first story I wrote back in the eighties. I hope that you'll go and check out my website because I post a lot of my own artwork that has to do with the series on my blog. If you are planning to read my story, I just want to say thank you.

    9. I'll keep it simple. Oculus is even better than its predecessor.The writing is very concise and tight. There's just enough detail to give you a vivid image in your mind, but it's the strength of characters that drives this book.You can't help but care about Jordan and Kathy.Oh, and I'm a sucker for quest stories and King Arthur mythology.

    10. Another awesome effort. Even better that the first one which I reviewed as "Offutt has created his own world; it is at once fantastical and realistic. This book is an amazing work from an amazingly imaginative writer of the type that only comes along once a century. lets hope he writes us dome more."

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