Three fantastical realms where each character finds himself on a journey, both adventurous and dangerous. N.R. Bates' ability to create depth in characters and their worlds is outstanding in this first book of the Oceanlight series.
At the Sharp End of Lightning by N.R. Bates
NR Bates Publishing
Published: October 2015
Content Rating: PG-13 (There is only one f-word, but no other profanities, sex, or violence)
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NR Bates was born in London, grew up in Wales, and lived in Canada and Bermuda. He shares his life with his wife and his house with seven cats, one dog and the subtropical wildlife of lizards, wolf spiders and ant colonies that seek out a better life indoors.
He is an oceanographer and scientist, and has published more than one hundred and thirty scientific papers on ocean chemistry, climate change and ocean acidification. He is a Senior Scientist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Professor of Ocean Biogeochemistry at the University of Southampton, UK.
His novels focus on epic fantasy and magic realism, and inspired by his deep love of the ocean and environmental sciences. He has also recently published a small book of short-stories set in Paris, entitled “The Fall of Icarus (The Elevator, The Fall of Icarus, and The Girl)”.