About Carrie Anne’s World: An Odyssey through Space and Time
Mike O’Keefe arrives on the paradise island of Koh Tao only to be caught up in a terrorist attack by a radical environmental group. In a recurring dream, he encounters a mysterious young girl on a beach who cannot remember her past. She writes a message in the sand, 6 = 3, and begs him to help her find the “Saelak”. Dismissing the experience as the product of a fevered imagination, he settles into life on the island. But when the environmental threat ramps up and elements of his dream world begin bleeding into reality, Mike is propelled on a journey across time and space that must end in the destruction or salvation of Humanity.
“Mark Whiteway’s newest novel, Carrie Anne’s World, is a mesmerizing story of love, humanity, and hope in the face of extinction.
“While the science fiction elements of the story make it an engaging and sensational read, the questions it brings up about the consequences of global warming are relevant and important. These stakes give the story a powerful and thought-provoking layer that left me thinking about the story even after I had closed the book.” Emerson Craig – Literary Blogger
“ Carrie Anne is an enigma; despite her clear lack of awareness or knowledge of her own history or the world, she is one of the most intriguing characters that I have ever come across. The mystery surrounding her is one that truly captivates the reader, as you not only want to know her story, but you want to know the world she inhabits.
“Carrie Anne’s World is a novel that presents the world in uproar. However, as the reader delves through the pages of this complex narrative, it becomes much clearer that this is a novel that pushes the boundaries of science fiction. Whiteway intertwines science fiction with a psychological mystery that the reader can’t help but want to unravel, paired with an entirely unexpected conclusion that is deeply satisfying.” – Hannah Tindale BA Hons English Literature
“Mark Whiteway took some great influences, brought his personal touch and created a unique and fascinating story. This is his best yet.” – Elia Mihuta, Content Writer
“Stemming on his earlier success, Mark Whiteway brings, in Carrie Anne’s World, a rollicking adventure with breathtaking scope. Few authors cover so much territory so deftly, and once again Mark weaves together a story that spans multiple timelines and planets without losing its sense of pace or scale.
“Mark Whiteway’s writing zings with pointed reminders of modern perils, yet sings with such timeless adventure that such reminders are well-received; a spoonful of sweeping thrills to help the moral lesson go down more easily. And as with his other novels, Mark Whiteway’s Carrie Anne’s World won’t let you put it down. Join in the adventure of a thrilling eco-fable in Carrie Anne’s World!” – Aaron Walker Ph.D.
“When Mike’s dreams start leaking into reality, he finds himself plunged into crises on two worlds. Will he be able to save his friends, past and present, or will two worlds and three species be doomed to destruction? The creative premise and vividly imagined setting of Carrie Anne’s World are sure to please!” Irene S., Proofreader, Red Adept Editing
“Mike O’Keefe’s summer internship with an environmental study group in tropical Thailand does not go as expected. After narrowly escaping a terrorist attack at the airport, he begins to have strange dreams of a cryptic young girl who holds the key to saving humanity from destruction. Reality and dreams weave together in this fantastic science fiction story about friendship, environmental conservation, and multidimensional travel through time and space.” Brittany M., Proofreader, Red Adept Editing
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“Mark Whiteway is a gifted storyteller who knows how to take his readers to an amazing new world”, one where “the technology is every bit as credible as it is fantastic”. So say critics and hundreds of verified independent reviewers about the relatively new, yet stellar sci-fi author writing out of rural West Sussex, England (near the former home of H.G. Wells, on a side note).
Author of the critically-acclaimed ‘Lodestone Series’, Mark Whiteway has enchanted fans over his 6-part epic, with his “gifts going far beyond creating alien landscapes and imaginative technology. His complex characters and rich plots continue to fascinate long after the properties of lodestone have settled into the background.”
“Writing SciFi has been a long held ambition of mine. As a kid, I read everything – H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein, etc., etc. At twelve years old, I wrote a novella. (I still have it, hand-written in a huge ledger). It was about our sun going nova, and the resulting breakdown of society, as told through the eyes of three boys. It had a pretty surreal ending.”
“Following that, life intervened, and it was only in April ’09 that I determined that I wanted to get back to writing. I had had several ideas running around in my head for some time, of which the Lodestone concept was probably the strongest. As I began to develop the story, it rapidly became clear that there was no way I was going to be able to cover it all in a single book, and so the Lodestone Series was born.
“The first trilogy was quite well received, which led to a second trilogy in the Lodestone universe and I then branched out into a new story which became The Arc of the Universe quartet of books. “Lockdown” enabled me to complete the epic Carrie Anne’s World and to start my next project. And on we go!”