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The Paths Between Worlds: (This Alien Earth Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 3 in This Alien Earth
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- File Size : 6368 KB
- Publication Date : March 19, 2019
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 360 pages
- Publisher : Aethon Books (March 19, 2019)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07PCNHP33
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,880 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was very disappointed. Instead of following up on the adult themes it touches on in the first chapter, it basically turns into a kids' book. Meredith bands together with some other displaced humans, and together the self-named garrisonites try to survive in this brave new world and seek answers. Instead of having meaningful interpersonal issues, the characters are all one dimensional good guys. Instead of struggling to survive in the wilderness among hostile humans and megafauna (which are both present), they mostly just build houses and chill. The literary opportunity cost is high with this one. Addiction and suicide are relegated to the past, and there are no similarly deep issues in the latter 80% of the story.
In this strange new world, the characters sit around and talk poetry while chopping wood. Seriously, in this sci fi novel about aliens or something, like half the book is occupied with chopping wood. It is remarkably boring.
There are some great sci fi novels about building utopias in new worlds, but this is not one of them. I made it through, so I guess it isn't all that bad, but I was not happy with where it went. The puzzle of the alien world is really cool, but they don't make too much progress on it this book, and what progress they do make feels forced. Characters make unreasonable leaps of logic that we are just supposed to accept, sometimes just saying that it 'seems' right to them. And there is no meaningful character development whatsoever.
I wish the book focused on the sci fi setup instead of Meredith's internal feel-good thoughts or chopping wood. There are certainly some really cool ideas here, but they need a better author to execute them. Not the worst book I've finished, but I can't say I recommend it.
The story drops its characters into a mysterious place and situation, for reasons we don't know, to face unusual dangers. The burning mysteries...why, where are they, what's going on...little bits of information is revealed along the way, and new mysteries crop up. The balance between mysteries, reveals and action were exciting and entertaining.
My one suggestion to the author would be to have the cover, description and release date of the next book in the series up on amazon, and ready for pre-sale, or so that readers can put it on their amazon list. That way, the reader can be locked in to the next book, either by having pre-purchased or on their list, without having to remember. I read a lot. And I mean A LOT. I will have read dozens of books from dozens of authors before the next in this series is published. I am likely to forget about this series.
All in all, this is a very well written book. The characters are well defined, very different from one another, easy to care about. The plot progresses in good dramatic fashion, with a balance of mystery, action and science fiction. If you like this genre, you will like this book.
Top reviews from other countries
I am certainly looking forward to the next book in the series.