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Spanners: The Fountain of Youth Paperback – June 3, 2013
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The average human being lives from 0-80 sequentially. Spanners don’t.
These rare beings have different lifespans than the rest of us. Some live their lives in reverse, some live only six months, and some are immortal. There are hundreds of classes of spanners that live hundreds of different ways, and each class has a unique lifespan that gives them unique powers.
A few spanners find a way to live in normal human society, but most live in the shadows. There are some spanners that are extremely dangerous, and with the help of a mayfly-class spanner, an 8,000-year-old detective named Adam Parr is doing everything he can to keep them under control.
The Fountain of Youth
When one of Adam’s old adversaries uncovers the most powerful and deadly spanner in history, it’s up to Adam and Mayfly to take her back before she unleashes her full power and ends the world as we know it.
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 3, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 376 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1490350012
- ISBN-13 : 978-1490350011
- Item Weight : 1.41 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.85 x 9 inches
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Imagine having a lifespan of only six months? What would you do? What about being immortal? Would you use your time on earth for good or for ill?
These are the questions that face Spanners – people who do not live their lives sequentially but in differing timelines and with different abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Spanners often look normal and integrate with society but others tend to stay away from humanity for theirs and societies own good.
Adam Parr is what is called an immortal Spanner. As an immortal, he doesn’t die and he’s not really afraid of much…. except being buried alive. For an immortal spanner this is a fate worse than death.
When a longtime adversary escapes his underground prison and begins to amass an army to capture the Fountain of Youth and usher in a utopian society Adam, with the help of his siblings and an old friend, must attempt to raise their own army to defeat him.
Having read two other books by Jon, this one is nothing like his other works. Spanners sort of reminded me a tad of X-Men, but way more bad-ass. The different classes of Spanner and their character traits and abilities added a level of depth to the characters to help flesh them out and make the story even more interesting. Seeing the budding friendships/relationships develop also helped to show that even though they may be different, even immortal in some case, they are human. In the end the story resolved just enough to give closure to this book but also leave the door open for more Spanners to come.
All in all, a great read. Looking forward to seeing what else is in store for Adam, Mayfly and the others.
When Parr learns of the presence of the most powerful Spanner of all, and that individual’s search for the Fountain of Youth, he realizes that he must stop her in order to save the world.
Spanners – The Fountain of Youth by Jonathan Maas is a hard book to categorize. Is it science fiction, fantasy, or a mix of the two? It is an interesting story, with a few surprising twists that you’re not likely to see coming, and I won’t spoil the book by even hinting at what they are; you’ll have to read it and see for yourself.
Bottom line, I liked it.
Spanners are a group of human-like beings that live on different timescales than us. Some live among us, some hide from us.
I had my doubts about this, that the author could pull it off, but it is very well done. He makes the spanners seem real, that they could exist. He makes them believable.
Adam is a spanner that has been alive thousands of years. An immortal, who is drawn into a fight for the planet against Ponce de' Leon, a human who became immortal, and has been buried alive 500 years.
It all sounds too fantastical, but it works, and works well.
This is a fairly epic tale, well written, and quite enjoyable. Adam's character seemed to repeat himself a bit early on, but his story settled down, and I was too enthralled to notice any problems later.
Results: you should read this. It's not your average sci-fi novel. It's one of a kind.
Kind of X-men but still a very interesting story. This is a must read book.
Very well done, well written and an excellent imagination!
I"ll definitely read more books if this author.