First Place Award Winner - 2010 Premier Book Awards.
First Place Award Winner (New Author) - 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Science Fiction) - 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Young Adult) - 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Science Fiction) - 2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Young Adult) - 2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Science Fiction) - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
First Place Award Winner (Young Adult) - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
Global European Award Winner - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
Second Place Award Winner (Young Adult) - 2010 Reader Views Awards.
Second Place Award Winner - 2010 Written Art Awards.
Second Place Award Winner - 2010 Premier Book Awards.
Bronze Award Winner - 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards.
Silver Award Winner - 2011 Readers Favorite Book Awards.
Finalist - 2010 and 2011 Foreword Book of the Year Awards.
First Place Award Winner - 2011 Wishing Shelf Awards.
Finalist - 2012 International Book Awards.
"The cultural tension runs through this series like milk through a sieve. Two societies, separated by the strange dynamics of their planet, collide in a common purpose that is instigated by interloping aliens from the stars - “hu-mans.”
In truth, the technology is every bit as credible as it is fantastic. This is par for the course with Whiteway, who has a knack for choosing phrases that root the reader in a very alien world, such as the color “blood-white.” This allows him to take a bold move – not using the point-of-view of his human characters – and pull it off with panache.
The balancing of action against character development is sublime. This volume is packed with action, but the reader is feels grounded by the solid personalities of the hardened and conflicted Keris, maid-turned-leader Shann, and mysterious creature Boxx, along with their companions. This is no mere pulp fiction between these covers . . . Whiteway is good enough to grace the world with a science fiction masterpiece." Highly Recommended by Terence P Ward, Allbooks Review.
“An evocative and compelling work. I found myself considering the characters and their plight even when I was not reading and this is always a sign of an excellent storyline with characters who have become three-dimensional. I came to the end with a sense of sadness – a sign of a strong book.” Annette Young – The Creative Competitor
“Author Mark Whiteway pulled me into the Lodestone series with his creative and imaginative description of both setting and characters. This Science Fiction thriller will keep readers turning pages. Whiteway is a gifted storyteller who takes you to an amazing new world." Joyce M. Gilmour – Editing TLC
“The more pages I turned, the more I wanted to read. I love the way the author has us use our own imagination. If you have never read a Science Fiction book, then may I suggest you start with this one? You won’t be disappointed. Five Stars.” – Sandra Heptinstall – Midwest Book Review
"Mark Whiteway did it again! With each book he just gets better. A high quality, high action, SciFi adventure. Five stars." – ReadersFavorite.com
“A very exciting story. Somehow, Lodestone combines humor, adventure, suspense, conspiracies, politics, science, and interpersonal power struggles effortlessly and believably. The product of an excellent imagination.” – J.P. Ballinger, ELS
"Masterful story-telling. Read the new Heinlein before 90% of the world does." - Jaime Mathis, The Independent Authors' Review