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Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction [Kindle Edition]

Erik Shein , Dennis Lowery
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

About the Book: The first in a series of family adventures packed with thrills, science and fantasy. Sara Tsvetkov is not a typical 11 year old girl, and her mom and dad are not the typical run-of-the-mill parents in modern suburbia. They lead a team dedicated to saving and protecting animals, and discovering how to use nature to find cures for many deadly diseases that ravage mankind. Added in is the Tsvetkov's quest to save the world's endangered animals and bring once-extinct species back to life using recovered DNA and cutting-edge cloning techniques. A diary and medallion given to Sara's mother Marina by her grandmother compels them to make a startling discovery in Peru. It solidifies belief in the power of her legacy and the importance of working with nature to solve many of the problems faced by mankind. This discovery, and Marina's work with and love of snakes, lead Sara's father to exploring the use of natural venoms in the development of cancer-fighting medicines. That secret research into a cancer cure draws the unwanted interest of others. All want to steal the research and its byproduct, a fast-acting super-toxin with no antidote that makes its victims appear to have died by snakebite. The truth about Sara's family and their work is revealed as we find that their secret facility concealed inside a South American mountain hides far more than anyone can imagine.

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"...an entertaining and engaging story..." -Neil Buchanan, Starburst Magazine
There's an innocence to Serpentauria that proves hard to resist. It is at once an entertaining and engaging story full of intrigue and betrayal, but there's also a powerful message about species extinction that's difficult to ignore. Serpentauria serves as an excellent gateway for children into the problems facing nature and also manages to remain a fine adventure to boot.

From the Author

I want to stress this is a work of fiction and we have played with source myths and legends to fold them into a story that while we hope is entertaining--also contains something we believe strongly in and hope will resonate with all who read this book. We need to cherish and protect our world's living treasures--animals and plant life. We have lost so many and so much through ignorance (which is understandable, to a degree) and greed (which is unconscionable). We must do better and eliminate both.
 
The illustrations in this book, by William Watts of Windward Design, are actual prototype planning drawings for the construction of a real place and facilities. Since these are actual large-scale drawings readers are not going to be able to read the small print and some of the legends on some of the pictures. We invite you to go to either the ArkWatch or Adducent websites (to see larger color versions of these drawings.
 
Our plan is to build a real Serpentauria; a special place where best practices are used to protect animals and educate people about conservancy and the study of nature. Answers to some of our most challenging health issues can be found in nature. Studies and research that largely go unknown to most of the world are making tremendous strides in this--we just need to do more.
 
The ArkWatch Academy mission you'll read about at the end of this book is real. It is something we believe in and will work to manifest and promote to the world. There is magic in all of us: humans, animals and plants. We just need to believe and nurture it for all to share in the wonders our world contains.
 
Certain ideas presented here about Paleo-DNA, the genetic material of extinct animals, were first articulated by Charles Pellegrino, based on the research from of George O. Poinar Jr. and Roberta Hess, who formed the Extinct DNA Study Group in Berkeley, California.
 
Again, this book is entirely fiction and the views expressed herein are our own.

Product Details

  • File Size: 995 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Escrire (an Adducent imprint) (December 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006JTO8PO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Adventure Awaits the Daring Reader! January 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Serpentauria. The name alone grabs your attention and makes you think... What's that? The answer isn't easy and it isn't simple but when reading Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction you feel like you are part of that world. 11 year old Sara Tsvetkov's mission to help save and preserve the world's endangered species and her families special role in protecting wildlife is a whirlwind adventure that readers of every age will enjoy.

The author does a fantastic job of interweaving fact with fiction and injecting just the right amount of mystical imagery and ideas to not only keep the reader guessing, but to keep the pages turning!

As the author of the Young Adult novel, Towering Pines, I love reading fiction that is geared for the younger reader but doesn't treat them like children - Serpenrauria does that and more. This book has all the pieces to be the next big thing in young adult popular culture, and it puts them together nicely.

Highly recommend!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serpentauria: Ark Of Extinction December 22, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was looking for a book to give to my young nephew for a holiday gift and purchased this one. I decided to read it and found that I couldn't put the book down. It is not only educational, it's inspirational and so very magical. I decided to keep the copy and ordered another one to give to my nephew. I really enjoy children's literature and I must say that this book is the best I've read in quite awhile. It would appeal to all age groups and as an adult, I enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend this book that is excellently written and is about a very critical subject, that of extinction and the pursuit of prevention plus surprises galore throughout. Excellent and Highly Recommended ! I would rate it higher than 5 Stars if I could ! I look forward to the up coming motion picture based on this book and also the series of this adventure to follow. I really enjoyed this book !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!!! March 20, 2012
By lilbic
Format:Kindle Edition
Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction is a thrilling ride though the life and adventure of a little girl, Sarah, who has a heart of gold and a love for animals. I bought this book based on the incredible reviews, and I can say that I was not disappointed whatsoever. The story was unique and I don't find many books these days that are written so well, so detailed, yet easy to follow and easy to read. It captured my attention from the prologue and kept me entertained to the last page! I borrowed the book out to my cousin and he loved it, and asked for his own copy to read it again! As everyone else has said, this movie is going to be amazing! I can't wait! I can't wait to read more from these authors either. Wonderful job, you've gained two more fans!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serpentauria is a fantastic book March 24, 2012
By JBP
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is a fantastic story. It does an amazing job of taking a real problem, combining it with fantasy, fiction, science, magic, and reality to create a truly page turning story. I am always a little leery when I buy inexpensive books. You never know what the quality of the book will be. I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.

The author has not only created a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, he has created characters that are very believable. It makes you believe the characters in the story are real. Usually this is the part of stories that are missing. The story line is great but the characters are flat. Not so with this one.

This is a wonderful story for people of any age. I have even been reading it to my 6 year old and he is loving it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great adventure January 14, 2012
Format:Hardcover
It is easy to read this book all the way through without stopping because it is so good. We are guided through a fantastic adventure with Sara, an 11 year old girl who discovers that she has a secret legacy of power to help animals. This book is now at the top of my list!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction January 10, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Take an incredible adventure of intrigue, espionage and love for both family and animals in "Serpentauria:Ark of Extinction". This is an amazing story with exciting twists and turns along the way. I could not put it down!
You will come to love and believe in the hopes and dreams of Marina, Mikhail and their most special daughter, Sara.
Theirs is an amazing struggle of triumph - a fight for what they believe in and a fight to continue the legacy of Serpentauria - a fantastic place where humans, animals and nature live in harmony. I absolutely loved "Serpentauria:Ark of Extinction" and highly recommend it. Bravo to Erik Daniel Shein, Dennis M. Lowery & Eric Levenberg for giving us this amazing tale of love and courage!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful Fantasy Story For All Ages March 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"Serpentuaria: Ark of Extinction" is a powerful fantasy story for young people and families to learn more about nature, science and the world around them. As we follow the protagonist Sara in her adventures, we find a young girl learning more about the need to take care of the environment and the world around her. There is a balance to life and Sara learns that she must fight for what she believes in. This book is full of suspenseful moments, action and magic and that is something that appeals to young readers as well as those of us who are young at heart. The story is chock full of references to modern-day science, as well as ancient history and mythologies. This is a great way to learn more about the past as well as to learn lessons about the future. This book is definitely worth a read and the excitement will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Discovery Channel and HBO merger!
It's been a while since I've last read something original. These days, most fiction you find has something to do with vampires. Read more
Published on March 15, 2012 by Marc Daniels
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book
its all about history if you are interested in it..i just loved reading this book because it matches my interests and i am all excited to read it once more.. Read more
Published on March 9, 2012 by raj chaudhary
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to Read the book Serpentauria-Ark-of-Extinction
Book with full of actions to save wild life and also to know the extinction of ancient animals. It is good to understand the animal world and discovery. Read more
Published on March 7, 2012 by k.Devika
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
I love this book so much! It provides so much interesting and useful information about the extinction of ancient animals in the world. Strongly recommend for everyone!
Published on March 7, 2012 by ella
5.0 out of 5 stars Good and useful book
Good product and useful book. I want to thank the author, Dennis Lowery, for such an inspirational and good book. I really enjoy reading this book. Read more
Published on March 7, 2012 by cutebaby
5.0 out of 5 stars Imminently engaging!!!
Erick brings excellence to the love of nature through his novelist's soul... A mix of adventure, intrigue, creativity, mystery and drama, challenges the reader to look forward for... Read more
Published on February 7, 2012 by Lisa Martins
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty good story
true, amazing and prophetic from time to time. Sara and her goal to record creatures is charming, the other character you look up too. Read more
Published on February 4, 2012 by unicorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Serpentauria
I am so interested in magic.I always watch magic cartoons and films.but i never experienced such a book which has more power in depicting amazing things. Read more
Published on February 4, 2012 by asfar
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
This book was very detailed and unique, also it was so convincing that I wanted it to be real. My favorite part was the fact that Sara lived in a dome surrounded by animals. Read more
Published on January 31, 2012 by Natasha
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Adventure!
This book is an exciting and imaginative story. Lots of action and plenty of intrigue. There's no foul language which is a plus but there is violence ( caution to younger readers... Read more
Published on January 26, 2012 by A. K. Bryant
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