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Distant Cousin: Repatriation Paperback – May 30, 2006
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First in a new series from bestselling author and famed O. J. Simpson trial prosecutor Marcia Clark, a “terrific writer and storyteller” (James Patterson). Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
I don't recommend that anyone read Repatriation prior to reading Distant Cousin. This is not to imply any weakness in the sequel. It's just that the characters and plotlines are so wonderful and magical in the whole story that you should read it from the beginning. The longer text of the first book carefully introduces the reader to a lead character you might envision in your mind's eye as a Britney-with-brains. She's a little one-hundred-pound, blonde explosion of high-speed energy who flies herself to Alpine, TX, from her home on the moon. The briefest of plot outline of Distant Cousin is retraced in Repatriation, but if you want to really feel the emotional power of Ana Darcy, you need to read the first book first.
To answer the question posed, this is about it. I would have preferred to wade through 400 pages of description of the new characters and their scruples (or lack thereof), and a deeper development of what could have been an emotionally gripping morality play. That's just the opinion of someone who selects his books by the pound, though. I tend to prefer novels to be slowly boiling steamers and movies to be tightly edited. Repatriation is clearly a five-star sequel. It's only weakness is that its Distant Cousin predecessor earned ten.
Wouldn't this make a wonderful movie??
And one last request; may the next chapter in this epic be atleast an inch thick!
This is a 5 STAR book, and the 1 STAR review was an OOPS! which I am not allowed to alter.
This response by Anna Darcy, Distant Cousin, puts in a nutshell a perception which she as the protagonist in a series of books weaves her story applying such a belief.
I read books voraciously, reading them for a variety of reasons. One of my primary reasons is recreation and relaxation. A well told story is all I need. Al Past, the author, in his series of four, is about a young lady who embarked from her far away planet to find the planet from which her people came. They have no knowledge of the reason for which they were moved nor record of it. They had a few clues which powered her search.
Their civilization developed further than earth's providing them the technology to go in search of their roots. Ana's story of that is delightful. It provides a great read, a great journey to share with her in which the author allows her to carry it on through four full novels. Through each one my rapt attention was maintained.
The story of Ana is in the genre of Science Fiction. The means of coming to earth, the technology brought with them, this was fascinating. The comparison of the development of two different civilizations developing out of the same mold was interesting. The moral and ethical values developed in Ana's society were intriguing in their difference from ours.
Ana, with her foundational belief, not in any way dwelled upon beyond her statement of it, was apparent in what she did.
The book gives enthralling accounts of Ana, passive and peaceful, turn into a lethal opponent when attacked, genetically enhanced to give her quickness and physical prowess.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good sequel to a good book. It was suspenseful and creative. The old characters are further developed and the new ones are created well and believable.Published on November 28, 2013 by jonathan t patten
This entire series was a great read for those of us who enjoy this type of thriller. It and its companion books are great reading.Published on February 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Really, I'd like to meet the people who assert that this is a compelling read. I'm suspicious that the people who give this book a good review are the friends and family of this... Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I loved this book, the second in the Distant Cousin series. After an introduction to a new character that initially left me wondering "where does he fit in" we moved to Darcy and... Read morePublished on August 6, 2010 by SKaye
A fine sequel. I especially enjoyed the unexpected charming of the gangster, and Hleo's manipulation of the computer programs. All in all, nice storytelling.Published on May 5, 2010 by DickStanley.
As much as I enjoyed the first book, I actually loved this second book even more! Suspense, mystery, intrique, this book has it all! Surprising twists, very well written! Read morePublished on August 8, 2009 by Stacy L. Daniels
This is the second in the Distant Cousin series. The story continues to follow Earth's first alien visitor, Darcy. Read morePublished on June 6, 2009 by Jim Morgan