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Dryad: Book 1 of the Time Boat Chronicles Kindle Edition

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Length: 248 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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"Dryad is the type of story that catches your attention from the very first page and keeps you entertained for hours." - Jack Flacco, author of Ranger Martin and the Zombie Apocalypse
"I recommend it to all the fans of this genre!" - Maria's Love and Live to Read
"This was a fun book, and it did something that doesn't happen enough with books these days - it surprised me." - Matt Holgate, author of The Dim Realm series

Product Details

  • File Size: 1001 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FYMVIW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,527,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sonya Solomonovich is a writer with several published works including film reviews, online articles, and translations of novels and short stories. She lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Sonya enjoys connecting with readers through her website at http://sonyasolo.wordpress.com

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Sonya Solomonovich's Dryad is the type of story that catches your attention from the very first page and keeps you entertained for hours. From the outset I must say, I've read many fantasies in my lifetime. Some didn't impress me much. They either had too many silly circumstances or the characters felt forced. In some cases, even the plot suffered from a lack of direction. But Dryad? I kept wondering what else Sonya possibly had up her sleeve to make the story all the more brilliant.

Dryad is the story about a young Solena, a dryad, which is to say, a young creature with greenish skin and very colorful hair, who the Great Tree has chosen to save her world from the destruction of developers. Humans have a tendency to take what nature holds as good and pure, and destroy it in an effort to call it progress. Eventually nature fights back. So is Solena's quest. She needs to disguise her appearance, take on human form having one mission: confound the plans of humans in order to save her home from annihilation.

On the surface, it's a story I've heard before many times, but Sonya adds a twist to the tale that makes the plot unique. Don't worry, I won't reveal what that twist is. There is also an underlying theme regarding the time continuum. If you're an avid Star Trek fan, you'll know that if you play around with the time continuum, it's like playing with fire. It's one of those things you leave alone since it may mess up the present timeline.

Sonya's other theme involves saving the environment, an idea that appears freely throughout the book and lends credence to the powerful idea that if a butterfly flaps its wings in Ecuador, a hurricane will develop in China.

The book's pace flows rather nicely from one scene to the next without losing its stride.
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For those who welcome comparisons, Dryad, by Sonya Solomonovich, is what you might get if you somehow fused The Time Machine with The Princess Bride with a dash of The Mission and a little Miyazaki to boot. Although clearly aimed at a younger audience, the story grapples such diverse and complex issues as globalization, modernization, spirituality, environmentalism, Gaia theory, and more. Any reader of any age will delight in this expertly-crafted tale. Indeed, what Ms. Solomonovich has achieved with Dryad is remarkable: a vision of the future, with a re-imagining of the past, and an illumination of the present. Kudos.
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Tough the book is only 136 pages long, I was reading it for 3 days, not because I didn’t like. No, because I had to attend my 4 year old brother’s birthday, and by attending I mean, help with planning, blah, blah, blah. And I am serious, even I at his age, was having more fun. But I am not here to tell the boring stories, how my weekends have gone, I am here to talk about a really good book.

The book is so fun, I couldn’t help myself but laugh all the time. Sometimes just because of stupidity of characters. We follow Solana Rodriguez aka the dryad into the human world, where she is to prevent the apocalypses called chopping down all trees. The thing is that she kind of falls in love with the son of the boss of the corporation which wants to cause That apocalypses. And then the most astonishing thing happens, they build a time bout and sail into 17th century. And that’s where the fun starts. You will meet crazy ancestor pirate, you will even meet Sir Lancelot and Sir Gawaine. And you will meet Sol’s best friend Anastacious who will afterwards become something more, or so she will think. Okay to cut it short, you will have an amazing time reading the book.

Well the only thing I want to make sure is, Is Tyler really an Alligator? Please after you read the book tell me. Thanks. Next one: Who the hell is Teddy Goldman? I mean, never heard of him. Or maybe I shouldn’t (thinking). I mean thank you Sonya for crashing my dreams about Camelot and King Arthur, I love the guy! I will still be on my side that he was great. Sir Lancelot is just a jealous prick. The best part of the book? You will laugh from page one to the end. Never think that it is stupid, just have patience, and read on, it gets more and more interesting, fun and adventurous.
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