Dolphin Way: Rise of the Guardians is a novel set amongst the lives of the other major civilization inhabiting this planet: the dolphins.
It is an adventure story and a love story; it also has an underlying message warning of the devastation man is unwittingly causing to the oceans of the world. The book is aimed at adult readers but will appeal to young adults too. Although it is a work of fiction, the author has based the story on the real lives and capabilities of these amazing creatures.
Dolphin culture evolved over millions of years so that they could remain perfectly attuned with their world, Ocean. Unlike man, they have created an almost utopian society without feeling the need to manipulate their environment, collect possessions or wage war.
Mark Caney has spent much of his life on or in the sea, sailing and diving. English by birth, he lived abroad for eighteen years and during that time travelled to many countries working on diving related projects. These varied from photo shoots of sharks, running private courses for Arab sheikhs, leading an award-winning, four month expedition to east Africa, and operating a dive school in Cyprus.
Since 1996, he has held the position of vice president with the well known diver training agency, PADI and is based in their offices in Bristol, UK. During his life he has had many encounters with dolphins and has had frequent opportunities to study them in detail. He is a marine mammal medic and is an active member of the board of the marine environmental charity, Project AWARE.