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A Not So Barren World is a unique novel that combines elements of mythology with science fiction. The assortment of characters are highly imaginative, and the sprinkling of humor throughout makes it a very good read.
Again, Patt Hatt manages to take me to places that I thought I could only get to by reading 10 other books. Everything under the sun seems to happen to these poor heroes – and it kept me on the edge of my seat (or bed, depending on where I was reading.) It doesn’t matter if you like mythology or sci-fi or fantasy – Patt makes sure to cover all of those bases here, and he does an excellent job doing it. I’m honestly not sure where you’d find this book in a bookstore – it’s its own genre! I can’t say it enough – it’s its own genre, and that’s saying a lot. I’ve never really picked up a book that I could say that about.
Again, this book is a page turner and and “edge of the seater” – definitely pick it up and give it a read, you’re going to love it!
It's Jack and Emily again, and this time, they're out on a new adventure, which mainly rests on their one single goal: to return home. But like in previous books, "returning home" is unthinkably so difficult--if seizing the right opportunity to get into Earth's time fraction is hard enough, then the different monsters, political intrigues, the plottings and machinations of various villains thrown into Jack's way make the effort more hellacious--but fun to read! The fascinating thing about this series is how the author deftly manages to shift in between worlds and realities, between science fiction, myths, and fantasy. If you've enjoyed reading how Jack and Emily dodge projectiles from errant knights, dragons, gods and what-have-you, then probably it's fair to say they are meeting the ultimate villain this time: no other than Lucifer himself.
So far, the story has built up beautifully for this final confrontation: a battle with the Lord of Hell himself. How Jack and Emily manages to do it depends on the various friends they have earned along the way--because at this point in the tale, there are many--and how they will use all their wit and cunning and the sincerest desire to return home for their son just to defeat the ultimate enemy.
Overall, `A Not So barren World' is a gripping tale that readers of all ages will enjoy. It's not only for kids--I'm in my thirties and, heck, I enjoyed this since the first book. As I said in the previous books: get a copy! Or better, read the sample chapters and see what I speak of! Another five-star home-run for author Patrick Hatt for this one.
In A Not So Barren World we pick up with Jack, Emily and Mason and their newly added members of the family Jeremiah and Trudy. They have been living in Olympus with the gods. They are up against new challenges on their way back home including a goddess that wants Jack for her own, a battle with Drazin, and finding themselves in Hell desperate to escape Lucifer and many other mythical beings to return home to their son.
Patrick Hatt shines as a master storyteller with his unique ability to blend science fiction with the mythical to create an exciting, original, edge-of-your-seat tale. The characters are colorful, the dialogue enticing and rich, and the suspense unbearable as we wait to discover if Jack and Emily will succeed. I highly recommend it!
My favorite thing about A Not So Barren World is its intricate weaving of mythology and science fiction. I'm a sucker for both, and I've found very few mythology based thrillers that can really suck you into their world and make you believe what's happening. With the recent explosion of mythology films and novels (ever since the remake of Clash of the Titans), it seems like everybody and their second nephew is churning out some drivel or another to cash in on the fad. Well, not this book. This takes the idea in a completely new direction that's not only thrilling—it's fresh. Reading this book is like the first ray of sunlight on your face after weeks spent stumbling around in the dark of a musty cave. It brings an entire world of new ideas to the table, ideas that I would love to see explored in more of Patrick's upcoming novels.
Not only is this book a combination of genres, it's also a delightful merging of various mythologies. Starting on the Greek Olympus and moving into a battle with Lucifer from Christianity is a stroke of genius, and there are plenty of other nuggets of mythology dropped in along the way to keep you on your toes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As my addiction to this series continues, my enjoyment has not stopped increasing. Jack and Emily have been through so much and want so badly just to make it home, but not before... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Eric
This story is a thrill ride to the very end with an assortment of colorful good & evil characters, and each one on a mission. The future and present Drazin wants something Epic! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Frankie Johnnie
Patrick Hatt is known to me as Pat Hatt, a lyrical poet who pens delightful children's books that my girls love. Read morePublished on July 29, 2014 by Heather G
I have been a big fan of this author and his characters for awhile and loved reading Jack and Emily’s newest expedition – to escape the clutches of Lucifer himself and return to... Read morePublished on July 27, 2014 by Mo Birch
“A Not So Barren World” is a uniquely fresh novel, blending myth with science fiction. Patrick Hatt demonstrates, once again, his flair for writing the exciting and thrilling world... Read morePublished on July 27, 2014 by Jeff B
This is another series I can sink my teeth into. It weaves between different worlds, and keeps you guessing every step of the way. Read morePublished on July 26, 2014 by Joanne S
Jack and Emily are simply adorable, and their chemistry is literally electric! You will be rooting for them the entire time. Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by Nadia Scrieva
Reading through these adventures have been fantastic. A Not so Barren World doesn't disappoint in the slightest. Read morePublished on July 23, 2014 by Logan Caine
I’m always on the lookout for good fantasy books like ‘A Not So Barren World’, but when I picked it up and gave it a read, I was quite impressed. Read morePublished on June 19, 2014 by Ryan Regal