- File Size: 1061 KB
- Print Length: 260 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075J58JCL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,500 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Shikari: Shikari Book One Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The world-building in this book is very unique and impressive, as is the protagonist's religious conservative family, and its friends in the local military. As is often the case in such books, there is also bullying involved, by people who consider themselves both in charge of everything and everyone, and contemptuous of the sapient alien natives sharing the planet,
I particularly liked that the protagonist's family encouraged her to learn to shoot weapons and to hunt, despite fierce opposition from their social opponents, but the book is still quite safe for a teen audience to read.
This story is well wrapped up at the end, but many mysteries remain for future volumes, and I can't wait to read those as well.
The main character, Rigi, is twelve years old at the start of the story, living on a trade colony world dominated by marsupials. The intelligent, kangaroo-like Staré are quite alien, yet refreshingly human. The world had a rich, if mostly forgotten, history long before we Humans showed up. And therein lies the adventure, and the problem. Well, one of the problems. You see, Rigi is small for her age, and her school has an anti-bullying policy that promotes and protects the bullies (much like in our all-too-real world) and punishes their victims. She may explore ancient temples with her uncle, but can she survive the jungle of seventh grade?
A good start to a series, though, and I especially appreciated that Rigi and Tomas got to do real things and make important discoveries that contributed to their people's understanding of their world.