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The Dawning Paperback – September 24, 2003

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About the Author

Linda Pendleton has written in a variety of genres: nonfiction, novels, comic book scripting, screenplays and poetry. She coauthored several books with her late husband, author Don Pendleton, including the popular nonfiction book, To Dance With Angels, and the crime suspense novel, Roulette. She lives in the West and enjoys family genealogy when not writing.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Pendleton Artists (September 24, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059529605X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595296057
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,268,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Sheila Deeth VINE VOICE on August 30, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Alien space-ship, or the voice of the gods? Tiny geniuses, or products of genetic tinkering? Hope for the future of mankind, or a threat to be eliminated? Linda Pendleton's The Dawning pulls all these threads together as scientists investigate genius children from around the world, religious groups and governments threaten each other, and an American Indian recovers his lost heritage. With war, disease and societal breakdown, perhaps the world's in need of a new dawn. This novel adds the rise of UFO sightings and paranormal powers to the mix, plus one resourceful father, one determined mother, and some good and bad guy government agents determined to do good or bad.

Desert scenery is beautifully described with all its light and sounds. Surprises jump from the page with a nice sense of timing. Exciting chases, carefully-explained clues, sudden death and surprising revelations all come together with a pleasing sense of adventure, romance and mystery. Conspiracy theories darken the path, while hope for the future lightens it. Meanwhile, long insights into characters' minds become important as the characters change. Change is a hope and promise that fuels this novel, and secrecy a danger allowing suspicion to thrive. It's an interesting tale with an intriguing premise and some very nice characters; long explanation balanced with beauty, high death-count balanced with hope, and mystery balanced with mystique.

Disclosure: I read this novel in the Popular Literature - Fiction section of the Dan Poynter Global eBook Awards, where it made the winners' circle.
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By Anne L. Boss on October 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a great read. There are UFO's, government cover-up, kidnapping, and great personal stories all in one. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is a really good mystery/suspense novel. You think you know what's going to happen but you don't. I become very disappointed when I pick up a mystery/suspense novel (of which I am a great fan) and half way through I've got it solved. Well, this definitely isn't going to happen with this one. Linda keeps you guessing until the end. The characters are full and interesting. You don't want to put the book down because you care about the characters and can't wait to find out what's going to happen next.

This would make a great movie! We can only hope. Thanks, Linda
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