Sequel to The Eleven-Hour Fall
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One man. One woman. A daring voyage across an alien ocean. The Elemental Crossing is the exciting sequel to Robert Appleton’s science-fiction adventure, The Eleven-Hour Fall.
After their hard-won escape from the perils of the desert, Kate and Jason are faced with their most difficult challenge yet on Kratos - crossing a vast ocean on just an improvised raft. Their relationship grows as hope dwindles. Procuring food, water, and a safe course across stretches their survival expertise to its limits. Despite help from an unexpected ally, what lurks beneath the surface of this alien sea?
Intimate character reflections weave through the epic scale of this second installment in the thrilling romantic survival series.
She screamed at the top of her voice, but no sound escaped. Oh, Christ, this is it!
The veil of no return. A film of cool moisture covered her hair, face and neck. Visibility was now that of a white, backward balaclava. She felt the boat move quicker and quicker through the water, and the dread welled up like hot oil in her gut. Her eardrums rang. She fought giant, panic breaths with all of her pride.
The Elemental now hurtled faster than it had ever surfed as a sand yacht. Kate’s hair flapped wildly, and the spray drenched her eyes shut. Still louder, still faster, then suddenly…
Her stomach vaulted. The boat took flight for a second, and a raking wind lifted her bodily from the deck. On landing it spun and skidded at a sixty degree angle, sending a shock right through Kate. She spread-eagled her legs and lay back as the current swept her down the steep gradient. All she could do was grip the ropes and hang on. Saltwater flooded over the raw, peeling skin on her palms and fingers.
Hang on, damn it! Just hang on!
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Elemental Crossing/Robert Appleton/Eternal Press/ebook/68pages
Marooned on Kratos with the man of her dreams, Kate isn’t always happy to go along with Jason’s wild schemes. Yet they have to find a place where they can survive in this hostile environment while they wait to see if a spaceship will come to rescue them.
Once again in this second book Kate and Jason are confronted by strange creatures. Some are friendly, some are dangerous, some are simply food – and some are poisonous to eat. How can they tell the difference? Kate falls ill and in a terrifying electric storm caused by an unidentified creature, Kate and Jason are separated. Each has to journey on alone to find a place to survive neither knowing if the other has survived. Will they survive and find happiness?
The second book in this fascinating sci-fi thriller series is as good as the first. Five red roses, Linda
You Gotta Read Reviews
Title: Book 2: The Elemental Crossing
Author: Robert Appleton
Publisher: Eternal Press
Rating: You Need to Read
Reviewed by: MarthaE
Although this second book did not move quite as fast as the first it was still filled with plenty of new creatures, dangers and action. I loved the unexpected allies and one in particular is a character all to herself…becoming a beloved pet although not one I could ever imagine! The array of sea creatures is pretty remarkable!
Kate and Jason continue to press forward in this strange world, sharing their intelligence and common sense. As their relationship begins to deepen, they get separated and each has to face incredible dangers on their own. It is pretty amazing that they can live through all the trials they encounter… but it is a fantasy after all!
During their struggles they have to confront the possibility of going on alone…assuming they even survive to go on! The first book was primarily action and adventure. In addition to more dangers and adventures, the second book is more contemplative: addressing the reactions and motivations of man and woman when life comes down to the very basics of surviving all alone. This book leaves you at a startling point where you have to go on to the last book if you want to know the fates of Kate and Jason!
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