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"I can see comparisons to Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy in some of the themes raised. As with Pullman's 'daemons', the relationship between the beings and their companions who transport them is particularly enjoyable, a relationship which also reminded me of the dragons in the film 'Avatar'." - HarperCollins

About the Author

Born in Barboursville, W.V. in 1981, Scott J. Toney now lives by the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife and daughter. He sold his first book, Dusk Crescence, in Indiana University of Pennsylvania's bookstore while earning his degree in Journalism and Public Relations there. He marks his greatest achievement as his family.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460915674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460915677
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,489,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Singer, Father, Husband and Author, Scott J. Toney is a family man first and a great lover of the written word. With over 45,000 copies distributed he tackles Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Christian genres, using his Journalism and Public Relations background in constructing characters and worlds.

His first book, The Ark of Humanity, is a what-if mer novel based on the story of Noah and the flood. Scott is also the author of NovaForge, NovaSiege, Eden Legacy, {Lazarus, Man} and Hearts of Avon, a Romantic Suspense novel dedicated to his wife. For a breakdown of Scott's novel genres, look below.

NovaForge - Sci-Fi

NovaSiege - Sci-Fi

The Ark of Humanity - Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Religious Fiction

Eden Legacy - Fantasy/Religious Fiction

Lazarus, Man - Christian/Historical Fiction

The Last Supper: John - Christian/Historical Fiction

Among us - Inspirational Christian

Hearts of Avon - Romantic Suspense/Christian

Dusk Crescence - Poetry


Scott joins forces with other authors as a member of Breakwater Harbor Books and is enthusiastic about the worlds and stories to come!

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In The Ark of Humanity, author Scott J. Toney ushers his readers into a fascinating world with astonishing settings, memorable characters that capture your heart, and an intriguing plot that has your heart racing one moment and sighing with delight the next. So vivid and powerful are his descriptions that their realm becomes believable and you become a part of the story.

You'll discover what it's like to breathe water to survive, ride dolphins through underwater caverns, battle evil forces of the depths, slumber "curled up in kelp sheets and a blanket of shark skin" for warmth, smell "sour, fish-egg breath," and love completely and sacrificially. All along, there's a longing in the heart: "It was the scent of home he smelled in the currents..."

The book brims with literary gems. Scott J. Toney writes:

"An airy, crackly sound deafened her hearing, as she felt just the softest of spiraling currents weaving about her body. The sound hums as if there were hands held and pressed to my ears, she thought before opening her eyes to sight amore. Swift currents leapt over her to the sands before her in a rushing, curved wall. A kaleidoscope of greens and browns interwove in the sweeping waters, as kelp, sand and other things swept away in the underwater waterfall"; and "The waters whipped briskly across Anna's cheeks as she hugged the ocean floor on Nansk's back. And there it was, rising up slowly from the sands and mountainous shale walls in the distance, the shimmering spiral iris of Meridia, Cardonea Tower."

The Ark of Humanity is a book that will enthrall and fulfill you, and that you'll thoroughly enjoy reading and revisiting! Absolutely brilliant!

T. Donna Robison
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Scott has a beautiful writing style and the world which his characters exists is both vivid and believable. He manages to combine an engaging story line with a new take on moral stance. The link to Christianity is interesting but not dominant that a non-Christian like me can enjoy it.
If you enjoy reading books that are away from the norm, then I would highly recommend Scott's Ark of Humanity.
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The Ark of Humanity, by Scott Toney
I can hardly say enough about this book, and yet it is such a delightful read, I almost hate to say anything and spoil the treasures inside. It is a journey into the life of humanity after the land dwellers lose their homes in the Great Flood sent by God to erase the sinful. Only they didn't perish. Resillient life resumed in the depths of the sea with brilliant colorful descriptions and a new religion based on the event that washed them from the land and the man who built the Ark and stayed above the water. But as life prevailed, so did sin, greed and evil.

A wonderful vibrant read!
Highly recommended!
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This book has a great idea and some inspired imagery. The undersea world of the merpeople has many interesting aspects. I was disappointed, however, that the story was so hard to read because the grammar was so poor. I had to read sentences over and over just to get what the author meant. Sentences were often fragments that marred the wonderful world the author was painting. And then there were ideas that were just plain silly. For example, one mer-kingdom was ruled by a Zar and a Zarista and their daughter, Anna escaped when they were killed (Anastasia???)in a military take-over. There was also this thing about being 'warm'so people had lava fires and wore clothes and slept in beds; this theme continued regarding the cooking of food over lava, and seasoning the food (Water is cold and seasoning would float away). You also never quite undertand why the bad merpeople were making their slaves mine lava or what they were fighting for. I think a good editor could have made this a wonderful book. Think, Noah, the Flood, Merpeople, war, slavery, forgiveness, Lucifer, temptation and God. Unfortunately, it just sort of misses. I hope the author rewrites this book. It is worth a second try.
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The blurb initially grabbed me. I have to say it's an approach I had never considered in a spin on a myth (well, technically human/religious event I suppose). That alone was enough for me to dive in, and I'm thankful I did. You learn a lot about the characters as you go, and the detail describing the surroundings is very impressive. The whole concept really is thought provoking, and it's quite an immersive read (puns only a little intended). And the writing was of a level where enough was happening that I could put it down (only due to my schedule not giving me infinite time to read) and pick it up within the next day or so and feel like I hadn't left it at all.
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This book is, (dare I say it?) Cool! For me it had a little of everything in it. A bit of Harry Potter with his gilly weed, Noah and his ark, even a bit of Darwinism. The action adventure was great and the suspense was fun. You weren't sure how Maanta was going to solve his problems. I really enjoyed the poetry as well.
It also made me root for the underdogs. The fight between good and evil is ages old. If you like reading about Noah and the flood and what might have been you will truly enjoy this book.
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