I wanted to spotlight the book "Delphys Rising" by Kip Koelsch as my pick for THE BOOK OF THE MONTH!
Delphys Rising is a thought-provoking, speculative fiction thriller.
Genre: Science Fiction/ Thriller / Suspense
What makes this book different than similar ones in its genre? Author Kip Koelsch has this to say, "The complexity of the story and the believability of the science involved. I’ve been interested in dolphins (and to a lesser extent, whales) my entire life and I think the extensive research I’ve done for both my books places "Delphys Rising"—even though it is definitely speculative fiction—still within the realm of the possible. Second, I think I’ve created credible, multidimensional characters that adapt and evolve throughout the story."
From the author: "I hope my readers are entertained—absorbed into the world and characters of "Delphys Rising". I want them to enjoy the story. Second, I hope it makes them think a bit more about humanity’s place in the world and our relationships with the environment we depend on and the other species with which we share the planet. Finally, I hope it enlightens them about some of serious issues surrounding the world’s dolphins and whales and prompts them to seek further information (and maybe take action)." - Kip Koelsch
What others are saying about "Delphys Rising":
“While Kip Koelsch’s novel DELPHYS RISING, the follow up to Wendall’s Lullaby, is not the first fictional exploration on the allure of human-dolphin communications, strong storytelling, excellent pacing and a highly original plot make the work stand out as an exemplar of the thriller/sci-fi genres.”
“The author has crafted an amazing scenario that seems all the more plausible because of his skillful and knowledgeable writing. The characters all come across as authentic and credible, and the whole scenario leads the reader to believe that such a center exists. I have not read the first book by Kip Koelsch, but Delphys Rising is a stand-alone book and it did not deter me from enjoying and relating to the story. It certainly encourages the reader to pick up the first book to relate to the origin of the story and to the transition of Dr. Evan McMillon. The writing and the dialogue flow well, making this an enjoyable read from the start. An author to watch.”
- Readers Favorite
“A dolphin communication project produces searching questions for humans in this stand-alone sequel. Koelsch (Wendall’s Lullaby, 2017) narrates in a simple style, deftly moving between characters to weave an intricate story of personal growth, relationships (both human and interspecies), and political and military intrigue. The protagonists and supporting cast are all given weight. Although individually this makes them stand out less, it grants the tale a holistic depth to match the gravitas of its subject matter. The dispersed character focus may rob events of some of their urgency, yet the plot, without ever becoming predictable, gains enough momentum to pull readers in.”
- Kirkus Reviews
To connect with Kip Koelsch:
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DelphysRising
To purchase your copy:
Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PHLCSHZ