- File Size: 3041 KB
- Print Length: 319 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Keys Publishing House (October 27, 2013)
- Publication Date: October 27, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GAS0RF4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Avery Lane is a die hard grad student and very passionate about lost colony of Roanoke as she prepares to present her theories to her favorite professor, Jonas Allen. Except Jonas doesn't want her investigating further into Roanoke. He's very insistent about it, in fact. But it's not a "nice" insistence, he's harsh and surprises Avery. It's a side of the man she revered that she has never seen before. Then strange things start to happen. Avery is followed by a car going home and someone breaks into her house and paints a strange symbol as a warning. Things aren't right but it doesn't stop Avery from researching her new theories on Roanoke, theories that rebuke Jonas's theories. With help of her best friend Jen, Avery uncovers more and more that someone doesn't want known which is a dangerous thing.
Roanoke Vanishing is told from two perspectives in two different time periods, Avery and Elinor Dare's. Elinor Dare is one of the first settlers in Roanoke and her daughter is the first born on the new settlement, the famous baby Virginia Dare. I had no problem switching between POVs and in different time frames. I likes that Auburn Seal could write both time periods well.Read more ›
So, as you may assume, I thought I would really like this book. It sounded great. I have learned about Roanoke previously, in school and in documentaries, but I am no expert on it. Even still, some of what was presented as previously known facts (to which the main character is trying to disprove) did not sound right to me. Neither did some of the flashbacks. It just seemed like the effort to research in depth was lacking. The generalities seemed okay at most times, but the details were off.
I also found Avery to be an annoying and intolerable character. She paid little to no attention to what was going on around her, and endangered the life of her best friend without even a thought. Then gave barely any thought to her best friend that was fighting for her life, she just went on to the next part of her hunch.
The mystery was pretty interesting, though a lot of the mysteries brought up in the book (Besides the 'what happened to the colony', which did get solved), were not solved. They were left open for the next book, which I have no intention of reading.
So, I found it rather disappointing to say the least.
While the author had the potential to create a truly magnificent story here, it did fall a bit short for me. Roanoke Vanishing was a good story with interesting historical facts to help the story progress. Unfortunately, the dialogue felt forced at times. I noticed this right from the beginning when Avery, the main character, is talking to her best friend about being dumped by her boyfriend of five years. It didn’t feel like a conversation that two close friends would have about such a devastating topic. It was a bit too polished, or stiff, if you will. I wanted to feel the raw emotion, more true to nature, instead of feeling scripted. Another issue I found is that the story is told in third person narration, but every so often there is a first person narrative thrown in.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Roanoke Vanishing is book one of the Vanishing Series by Auburn Seal. I have always been fascinated by the story and theories of the Roanoke Colony. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ann Bresnan
I love the mystery surrounding Roanoke and The Lost Colony, so I was very excited about this book. The premise is intriguing, but the execution is disappointing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tamara J Lawson
I really enjoyed this book.....a great read. Well developed story line and great characters.Published 3 months ago by Dee A. Ogden
It was a worthy ready. Won't be ordering next book - didn't hold my attention that much.Published 4 months ago by Heather J. Hernandez
I almost didn't finish this book, and I have to say it did get a little better but I had some serious problems. First off, the book needs a better editor. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sandra K. Lee
A ghost story with lost information and mystery to solve. The idea behind the story is interesting. Enjoyed the searchPublished 4 months ago by Linda Cole
I found this story to be very interesting. Enjoyed the past and present story line. Not too many characters for less confusion. Great history lesson.Published 4 months ago by terry simard
Love historical fiction. Great beginnings for a series. Love that the book is written as a college student doing research and being able to find important relics. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MT
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