Shell Song

Rated 4.43/5 based on 7 reviews
Dionia encounters a group of colonists on the waterworld of Melusine. They are at war with a race of fierce amphibious reptiles. The mysterious Shell has been lost on the ocean floor and their city is defenceless without it. Dionia is plunged into a series of perilous adventures when she sets out to find it ... but the Shell's true nature has startling implications for humanity's future. More

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About Phill Campbell

UK resident. Artist, illustrator and writer, with a Fine Art degree from Liverpool University. Sings tenor with the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus (MLGC). Interests include: Golden Age SF, comparative religions, anthropology and shamanism. Has won several short story awards and competitions; has also had work published and performed on stage. Is currently writing and illustrating the sequel to Shell Song.


Review by: Christine Corrish on June 12, 2014 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent sci-fi adventure. So pleased to see there is to be a sequel. Will look forward to reading it.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
Review by: Pauline Forrester on July 19, 2013 :
So beautifully written that I could literally see every detail. A brilliant, evocative book.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
Review by: Lesley Burton on May 30, 2013 :
As a reader I am one of those who is either totally captivated by a book, reading from cover to cover even if it takes all night, or I read the first few pages, get bored and go straight to the end. In recent years it has tended far too often to be straight to the end, but in the case of Shell Song I couldn't put the book down. The characters and story are beautifully and intelligently developed, and I found myself very quickly drawn into the story of Melusine. Shell Song seems to communicate on more than one level; I was held spellbound by the weaving and twisting of the plot which held several surprises. This is a clever, sensitive, and enthralling book, fresh and original to read, and for me will bear more than one reading. Highly recommended if you like Sci-fi, and highly recommended if you are not sure and want to dip you toe into this genre.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
Review by: Illeen Russell on May 10, 2013 :
Shell Song by Phill Campbell is a brilliantly written Si Fi book - the dialogue flows along the pages with such ease.
I bought this book today and thought I would take a quick peek inside and couldn't put it down until I had read every word.
I got to know the characters so well I felt I knew them personally.
I will recommend this book to all my Si Fi friends.
Shell Song deserves 10 stars but the five will do.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Angela B. Mortimer on May 3, 2013 :
Conflict and Beauty in a Watery Paradise
Humans are visiting Melusine and being human ourselves we all can imagine why - for profit...only there are already humans on Melusine and the planet has changed them. There is an intelligent native species there too and the once-human have taken the only surface land on Melusine as homes, cities carved out of coral remains thrusting out of the sea. However, the native merrow need the land for spawning...and both are prepared to fight.
The scientific survey team includes a young woman, Dionia, she is insular and insecure and feels no kindness towards her own kind, and unknowingly she also brings the watery planet a gift. A gift that the human Melusine need desperately, only to use her gift they need a shell they have lost in the deep, dark cold of the ocean for without it they will perish; only by making it sing can sense prevail. The terrifying search for the shell will make those frightened of the deep, dark ocean shiver and the sound of the song will lift their heart and soul. A beautifully written and heartfelt book suitable for anyone who can feel and soar and love.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Review by: Jacqui Priestley on April 29, 2013 :
I would give Shell Song a 4 star rating....I would but the software doesn't seem to want to let me....strange! Why have them if you can't use them.....anyway....Shell Song gets 4* from me. ****
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Jacqui Priestley on April 29, 2013 :
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Jacqui Priestley on April 28, 2013 : (no rating)
I have to confess this is not my usual genre choice, but I thoroughly enjoyed Shell Song. The weaving of characters and storyline held my interest creating intriguing metaphors while drawing me in to the fantasy world of Melusine and the lives of Dionia and Hyle.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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