- File Size: 677 KB
- Print Length: 236 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Creativia; 2 edition (October 21, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 21, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OR7779E
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,081,895 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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-Very creatively imagined world/setting. I like the idea of an ocean planet with killer seaweed.
-Well portrayed alien intelligence
-Nice theme of environmental conservation
-The pacing. I feel like this story would have worked better as a novella. Too many chapters spent following characters exploring the underground base. The 2nd act of the story is boring and too drawn out and I almost gave up on this book several times.
-The story lacks action. Sure some trawlers were destroyed but I would have liked more action towards the climax.
-Too much repetition. I got sick of reading about blue tendrils and the faint smell of apples after awhile. The author could have omitted some of the repetition of those descriptions.
-The book was occasionally confusing. And not in the good "ooh I cant wait to figure this out" way. I feel like the plot was more convoluted than it needed to be.
-The ending was just ok. Overall I was hoping for more after sticking with the book through some rough patches but yeah, the ending seemed very convenient to me.
Overall this was an ok book. Sci Fi enthusiasts might be able to see past some of the issues I had and enjoy the creative story line. Casual readers should probably skip it.
"Four strangers are haunted by the same recurring dream: being dragged to a drowning death."
Janine, Randall, Brian and Honeydew are all linked by this dream.
An emergency technician, Randall's observation: "The water was a dull metal gray, the surface calm with occasional patches of weed visible just above the waterline. From a distance, it just looked like seaweed. The detritus lining every shore, washed up by the tide and the waves, looked like the seaweed that Randall had seen in stills from Old Earth, the leaves rubbery, dark green-brown, the connecting branches looking like the tentacles of some menacing alien creature and, on the ends, some bulbous nodules that served as floats.
The washed-up seaweed was poisonous, and no matter how it was processed, it couldn't be used as food. How the indigenous fish population managed to eat it was a mystery, as well as how the fish ended up being edible. Someone had explained it once to Randall, but he'd been unable to follow the logic. How the weed could be smoked was another mystery, but he'd been told that the smoke induced euphoria and visions."
Randall went into a bar in an attempt to overcome one of his nightmares. He was also having stress in his home because his wife was jealous of his traveling with Janine, the xenobiologist. Conversation stopped when he entered then slowly resumed. One who sat in a booth alone, with eyes peering from under a dark brim made him uncomfortable. "Randal drank and ignored those eyes, though they raked him between his shoulder blades. He'd lived on Nartressa long enough and had worked enough dangerous missions to know when something was amiss."
I received a complimentary copy from Creativia and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
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