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I was pleasantly surprised by Shackleton's Folly, because it surpassed Shackleton's Burden on many levels. It contained everything that the prequel novella had, but there was more depth and style in it. This novel turned out to be a surprisingly enjoyable and entertaining space adventure novel.
Because the synopsis of this novel tells quite a lot about the happenings and because it wouldn't be fair to reveal what happens to the characters, I won't go into details about the story. I'll only mention that this novel continues Alec and Dancer's story in an intriguing way. Alec and his android companion, Dancer, get into all kind of trouble as they try to find out information about the lost human race.
The premise for The Lost Wonder series is intriguing, because humanity is on the brink of extinction. As many experienced readers are aware of, there's actually nothing unique about humanity facing extinction, because many novels and stories have been written about it, but Todd Yunker manages to make it fascinating by concentrating on delivering a good and entertaining story to his readers. The author's approach to this well-known theme is delightfully entertaining.
Here's a bit of information about the characters:
- Alec is an interesting character, because he continues his father's work to prove that a lost human tribe exists. He's determined not to let the human race die.Read more ›
From the earliest part of the book, I realized the quality of the writing, the writer’s understanding of foreshadowing, and the progressive movement of the plot and characters. Alec is a superb protagonist that is a multidimensional individual. His love for his father’s work is respectable and his grit really rounds out his character. This guy is a real brick-laying tough guy that also happens to have a big heart as well. His sidekick Dancer is a one-of-a-kind construct who’s easy to acclimate to. Before you know it, you are fully suspending disbelief and developing a strong bond with these characters: A testament to the author’s skill at character development.
I won’t give away much of the plot because the unraveling of the story itself should be experienced in the book and not a review. I will say though, that the scenes are very vivid and creatively drawn. You will actually want to be in the ancient library, and be marveled at what the gorgeous land of King Coetus would look life if your eyes could see them. Also, the tense scenes of confrontation and escape are very detailed without coming across as didactic. The writer makes every scene dance across the page in a manner that keeps you entirely absorbed.
If anyone else out there loves a well written sci-fi tale with a unique plot, intriguing characters, and a protagonist that is worthy of applause, I suggest downloading this book. Like me, you may find yourself without much sleep, but you’ll definitely be entertained.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the first sci-fi book I had read in a while, and definitely the first book by Todd Yunker I ever read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Pulp science fiction, a bit silly. Atlantis was real and they still have same culture and kings although they migrated to space. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David G
I just finished a very good space adventure book. Yeah, it’s one of those kinds that has a hero, a heroine, a sidekick, and fast than lightening space ship. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Guardsix
Good read. Kinda reminds me of the older English authors, whom had a sense of wonder, and imagination when writing.. 10/10 would read again.Published 11 months ago by Robert M.
Another author that somehow graduated school without ever taking Jr. High science classes. Look, I will stretch things to go along with a book but this is as if the author never... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Austin Myers
The author, in a linear manner, pieces together relationships and events, in order to bring about a manifest destiny for the human race. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Terry L
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