sci-fi debut takes on age-old questions
and twists the answers to keep you up all night.
–Joey Berlin, Executive Producer, Critics’ Choice Award
A strong first episode with
an impactful hero and a blistering spirit
–Richard C. Levy, bestselling author and inventor
–Jon Hoeber, screenwriter of RED, Whiteout and The MEG
This is a book that young readers
will enjoy and then go back to when
they’re not so young anymore.
–Mike Bowen, author of “Damage Control”
It doesn't take long to get to
know Sarah...the author takes you into
her psyche and never gives you
a chance to breathe.
–Barbara Slate, graphic novelist, author of Yuppies From Hell
Ross paints a picture of a deep,
dark, secret so vivid, I had to ask myself,
could this happen?
– Rob Dircks, Audible bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla?
Other than a few Ray Bradbury stories as a teen, in a previous century, I’ve managed to avoid any close contacts with sci-fi or fantasy fiction. But a late-life encounter with “Lost Arrow,” the first installment in Marshall Ross’ “Kalelah" trilogy, convinced me that I’ve been missing out on a wide and illuminating world of visionary adventure. Ross writes with impressive skills, mixing techno-fact and sci-fiction, and in the opening chapters of the first volume, leading to the discovery of the underwater universe beneath the Mariana trench, he creates an atmosphere of mystery and foreboding, a brisk confluence of realism and other-worldly suspense. Ross reminds me of James Cameron, in laying the groundwork (or in this case the waterwork) for his vividly and credibly imagined plunge into unexplored depths.
Author of the novel, Small Game
Fiction editor of Chicago Quarterly Review