Brandon Chambers experiences visions foretelling future events. Shortly after witnessing a rabbit scurrying by his window wearing a gas mask, his father, Captain Matt Chamber, is implicated in a tragic explosion at his Tacoma, Washington military base. Once the story goes public, the Chamber name joins the list of historical traitors like Benedict Arnold, Nidal Malik Hasan, and Jules and Ethel Rosenberg.
After his parents mysteriously disappear and are assumed dead, Brandon is sent to the home of Sergeant Derek Winters and his mousy wife, Sobhan. Unfortunately for Brandon and Mrs. Winters, the sergeant treats them worse than new recruits driving the teen to a life of drugs and crime.
Fortunately, Uncle Gavin Chambers rescues Brandon after uncovering enough secrets about Derek Winters to wrestle the boy away from his legal guardian.
Author Scott Spotson escorts readers through eighteen years of Brandon’s life as the young man learns to cope with his past while experiencing visions that predict very weird outcomes.
Spotson’s writing style is descriptive and distinct. The characters are very believable with meaningful backstories, which readers can easily identify. The plot moves along nicely with many surprises along the way.
If you’re looking to read a psychological fantasy mixed with magical realism, then The Strange Life of Brandon Chambers should be placed at the top of your reading list.
Scott Spotson, A Canadian novelist, has produced eleven books including three middle grade novels—My Wizard Buddy Series. He enjoys creating “What if?” scenarios and then inserts a character into the situation to see what happens. Spotson loves to travel. He’s visited Switzerland, Germany, Australia, and Hong Kong, to name a few locations. He must take copious notes during his travels for his writing is filled with cinematographic scenery.