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A Not So Barren World by [Hatt, Patrick]
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4.9 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
Book 3 of 5 in A Not So (5 Book Series)
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About the Author

Patrick Hatt can be found in the East Coast of Canada. He hates writing these things but doesn't mind talking in the third person. He dabbles in a little of this and a little of that, not afraid to attempt something new. He is owned by two cats, one of whom has his own blog, It's Rhyme Time. Yeah a rhyming cat, who knew? He would be considered a both person when it comes to cats and dogs. He is also quite the movie and TV buff. As you can probably tell does not take himself seriously and has more stuff in his head than is needed.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3179 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475246757
  • Publication Date: April 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WWZ5RM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,238,450 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Sherry Ellis VINE VOICE on February 20, 2013
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Jack and Emily just want to go home to Earth with their baby boy after living with the gods of Olympus. Unfortunately, they find themselves in Hell. There they meet Lucifer and his minions of mythical creatures who try to prevent them from getting back.

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.
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A Not So Barren World is all over the place! Again, Patt Hatt has managed to take my poor brain to places that it had no idea that it could go – and I loved every minute of it. This book is a crazy page turner – and just when you think you’ve seen it all, something else happens that just bends your mind. Mount Olympus? And then to Hell, of all places! It’s crazy how someone can actually put pen to paper and visualize a scene such as the scene that’s in this book. How on earth (Or how in the Hell? Can I go there?) Can someone wake up and wonder if they’re even alive anymore? That would be terrible, and I felt terrible for the heroes in “A Not So Barren World”.

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!
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Those who, like me, have read Patrick Hatt's previous books in the series pretty much expects more of the same excitement and thrill. In `A Not so Barren World', just when you think the story could get more interesting, the author exceeds your expectations and drops your jaws--indeed, this new book offers more of the awesome things you've grown to love in the series.

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.
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A Not So Barren World is a fun, suspenseful and exciting journey through mythical places and experiences. Author Patrick Hatt brings us the exciting adventure of Jack and Emily and their struggle to get back home to Earth. This story picks up where A Not So Perfect World leaves off but can be read alone if this is the first book you are reading in the series.

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!
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Wow, talk about a book that ranges all over the place! From the mountain of Olympus and all the way down to hell and back, this book carries you on a whirlwind of adventure through the best bits of ancient mythology. The beauty of this book really lies in its impeccable pacing. There's never a part where the action slows down; you're kept on the edge of your seat the entire time, and at the end you'll still be reeling from the excitement. I'm reading through all of the books in this series, but I think I'll be coming back for a second round once I make it through all of them. It's just great, entertaining storytelling.

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.
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