The sounds of thunder are absent in the celestial storms of the Star Ways.  That is because the lightning flashes of a celestial storm are not ‘electrical’.  Although there are certainly atoms involved.  The energy currents are celestial, and for Jasmine and her world, that is not good news.

When trying to describe what celestial power-strikes look like, I recently come across this awesomely helpful site:

It has simple descriptions and photos of every kind of lightning type.  Celestial lightning could best be described as a lightning ball, as shown in the picture below.  But then, I do like the forking, as with the picture above.  Nor can I go past an anvil strike or a colourful blast of St Elmo’s fire… So, as I can’t make up my mind, it is over to the readers, to embellish this ‘transvision’ of celestial activity with their own positive charged imaginations.

From the first chapter of the novel, it is clear that celestial storms can’t happen without an Earthing Stone.  That is why they are called ‘Earthing’ Stones.  And in this week’s episode of Reel Time, ‘rocks’ again make an appearance, only this time the focus is not on the Earthing Stone but the Locus Stone.

In the very first pages of Jasmine Neutron Star, the Locus Stone makes its enigmatic appearance in the hand of a frightful apparition on the said, Earthing Stone.  Above churns a celestial storm.  Why?  And what is this black, smooth sphere, small enough to fit in the mysterious creature’s tiny hand, yet large enough to fill Sam’s world with inexpressible longing.

Can anyone else sense another fun quest in the wind?  A stormy wind of course, blowing down from the mountain and not a mountain of ill repute either, like Mt Dragoon near Inversion Bay; but a lovely place to visit, Mt Tambourine, as it happens.  About half way up.  At a place called ‘Thunder Bird Park’ where the rocks have been known on occasion to rock’n’thunder.

Jasmine Neutron Star is the first book of the Star Ways Chronicles.  It is a novel most suitable for young adult and teenager readers of speculative, fantasy / science fiction, urban fantasy.  It is a humorous account of Jasmine’s first adventure into the world of light – Quanta.  She is a spirem – a new kind of superhero – and perfect for the sphere of Terra.