Seeds of Change by Willow Thomson

seeds of change

Willow Thomson is a writer pal of mine, and I’m excited to introduce you to her work here. As veterans of the same online forums, we’ve offered advice to each other as writers and publishers. And the result of all this effort is a unique debut novel. About herself she says:
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“Willow lives among the rolling hills and tall trees of a small hamlet with her husband of many years and children who come and go. While spending a lifetime “finding” herself only to discover that she was there all along, she has pursued several pastimes: typesetting, weaving, glass bead making, energy healing, homeopathy and writing.
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willow bio picShe loves a good morality tale about the struggle between the dark and the light. She trusts that at rock bottom most people are good but she suspects that some people are not. She is sure that life is more mysterious and magical than we know. 
Willow writes stories to try to understand all these things and more.”
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But of course, everyone really wants to hear about the book. Here’s my take on Seeds of Change:

Jey is a homeopathic healer, trying to keep people alive in a time of societal decay and global warming, but it’s a losing battle. So, she jumps on the idea of joining a colony vessel and making a fresh start, someplace far away from poor ailing Earth.

At first all seems well on the spaceship, called the Two by Two. But the first twinges of uneasiness come from Jey’s friend’s daughter, a girl whose empathic abilities have been aggravated by the sheer human density aboard the spaceship. Some of the passengers and crew simply “feel” wrong.

And it turns out the uneasiness is grounded in fact. All is not what it seems aboard ship. Some would-be colonists aren’t really there to build a better world at all. Their plan is to subvert the growing world for a shadowy organization, the Z Corporation.

I usually try on these reviews to help the book find its audience. I think this book’s readership will be mostly women, the sort who say they’re spiritual but not religious. Definitely more for those who like space opera rather than hard SF. And it’s a book for adult readers, not a YA/adult crossover read. For this audience, Seeds of Change should be a satisfying read.

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So, what are you waiting for? Go check out the Look Inside: https://www.amazon.com/Seeds-Change-Aride-Universe-Book-ebook/dp/B07NPZDCQB/.

Happy reading! : )

 

Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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11 comments on “Seeds of Change by Willow Thomson
  1. Thanks for the shout out, Cathleen!

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  2. This sounds intriguing. Who doesn’t dream of escaping to a fresh new world, starting over?

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  3. This sounds like a really imaginative and fun read with some thoughts that those of us here on Earth might take into consideration.

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  4. JM Williams says:

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  5. Jina Bazzar says:

    I agree about the dark and light.
    The book sounds interesting And somewhat thrilling.
    And it’s great to add the target audience.

    Liked by 1 person

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