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Dragon's Teeth Paperback – November 1, 2011
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The novel is set in a dystopian future, where people flock to "polycarbonate bubble" suburbias like New Arcadia, while the atmosphere undergoes a "Sky Rejuvenation Program". The story focuses on the central character of Cyrus, a detective with a penchant for fedoras, trench coats and "replica Cuban cigars". In a world where DNA is everything, Cyrus takes on a case to investigate the biological parentage of Benji MacDowell - the heir to a large eugenics company. The novel goes back and forth between the past and the present, until the mystery of MacDowell's heritage is revealed. But, as Cyrus comes close to solving the case he must face some ghosts from his own past.
While I found the beginning a little (just a little) slow, I quickly became very attached to this novel. The story is very intriguing. It has fantastic action, suspense, mystery and humour. The more I read the better it got and I found myself frequently thinking "god, this is good!"
What I liked most about it was our reluctant hero, Cyrus, who likes coffee and cigars for breakfast. Cyrus, in some ways, is a stereotypical detective, especially with that fedora and trench coat! But, I like this about him. We get the sense that Cyrus has been around the traps, he has a cynicism and a world-wariness. He is ultra street-wise and we have confidence in him to solve the case. He has a soft side though, and Van Rooyen shows this in a delightful way through his interactions with his only friend, his cat Cora.Read more ›
Couldn't find any spelling/editing errors.
Loved the names Zia and Nur-they are words used in Urdu, of course!
the story flowed beautifully.
the title of the book does connect with the story but the connection needs to be made more obvious.
i knew by the tone of the story that there wasn't going to be a HEA but found the ending perfect.
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What do you get when you combine a dystopian setting with genetically enhanced soldiers, drug-trafficking and a cynical detective? Dragon's Teeth. Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Underground Book Reviews
This was a great book that took me on an adventure. The whole book linked and tied up all the loose ends. Defiantly a book to be suggested to a friend.Published on January 19, 2012 by Irina