Review: Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble

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traveling airplane pilot who helps collect 2 of each species of fauna for the hereafter footing Review: Noah Zarc: Mammoth TroubleNoah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble yesteryear D. Robert Pease

My rating: 4 of v stars


***There are spoilers inward this post***

Noah Zarc is a 12-year-old time-traveling airplane pilot who helps collect 2 of each species of fauna for the hereafter earth, along amongst his family. The championship in addition to grapheme yell are non inward the to the lowest degree a subtle tribute to the Noah's Ark story, which is essentially what this storey is loosely founded on. While I appreciate the pun, I produce want it had been to a greater extent than subtle alone because the mass was rife amongst other references to the Biblical story.

Considering I'm a adult woman inward my belatedly 20's, I really enjoyed this book, which was evidently aimed at younger boys around Noah's age. And that's fine - because fifty-fifty if it is a YA SF written for teen boys, I all the same got a boot out of reading it. There is a lot inward hither for the "adult" reader, such every bit the complex ideas of fourth dimension go that are explained at the end, in addition to the dissimilar worlds that are built upward around the characters. What I particularly liked was Adina, the cave daughter who ends upward on Noah's send in addition to helps rescue his woman bring upward from Haon, the antagonist of the story. Adina's smarts are pretty impressive, considering modern humans tend to mean value that cave people were barely functional.

We also instruct to deal amongst the mind-bending question: Is Haon genuinely evil? Or is he exactly doing what he thinks is best for the human population (read: Venus's citizens)? I produce mean value that a lot of his actions were dictated yesteryear desperation - the loss of his wife, giving upward his son, his mother's give-up the ghost inward a nation of war on Venus, in addition to finally the rejection of every legal affair he tried to instruct footing repopulated for those who were barely surviving on Venus. But, similar amongst near tragic characters, he ends upward doing the worst possible affair in addition to is in addition to then (presumably) punished for it.

The resolution at the goal of the mass came likewise quickly. It had a happy ending, which was awesome considering the reader is led to believe that Haon does unloose the nanobots in addition to Obadiah is dead. But I felt that it was all likewise easy, in addition to likewise easily explained. It was also foreign to me that a character, Draben, was introduced in addition to dismissed inward a few pages, never to endure mentioned again, when it seemed that he would play a much larger role. Perhaps his storey volition come upward inward the instant book, due out side yesteryear side year. The assassinator bots also played a minimal role inward the book, in addition to aren't really explained except to nation that Haon left them on footing when he ran off amongst Noah's mother. I want that storey business had been fleshed out a piffling bit, but overall it was non of import to the plot. My in conclusion gripe is really amongst the encompass - the boy's half-face is a chip unsettling to me, in addition to would non Pb me to option upward the mass inward the store. However, I was taught a valuable lesson: fifty-fifty spell judging the cover, give the mass a shot.

iv out of v stars because I enjoyed the read fifty-fifty though it was in all likelihood a chip "young" for me. Great writing, fast pacing, characters who are generally developed (Sam in addition to Hamilton form of instruct left out of a lot of the story), in addition to an intense climax are all positives for this book. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is struggling to instruct their kids to read, because it was really slow to go inward in addition to kept me hanging on.



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