- File Size: 404 KB
- Print Length: 263 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Creativia; 3 edition (December 3, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 3, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077XG66XY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #844,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book was easy to read, the writing style is well and the pace is steady until we get into the jungle where the mishaps, accidents and steamy moments send you racing over the pages. I enjoyed this book; it was like taking a mini vacation to South America while I’m sipping hot chocolate in the freezing temperatures.
The plot is simple – ancient Inca god is awake and our female adventurer tries to stay alive while guiding a group of characters through jungle, troubles, action, passion and everything else entertaining you can imagine. It is basically an action movie on paper, or a video game that you can read. Like I said, the writing is good, pacey and you breeze through pages, characters are surprisingly well rounded and you really care what happens with them, and the antagonist is pretty cool too. I really can imagine this story on the big screen, it would be fun old school action adventure that they don't make anymore. If you are looking for something light and enjoyable to read, look no further, this is just it.
I really enjoyed the characters. They felt very believable and acted realistically despite the fantasy aspect. I especially enjoyed Leslie, I felt for her and the various situations she had to deal with. Being a tour guide alone is challenging. Don’t you just hate is when an Inca god shows up and tries to attack your customers?
For the maiden voyage of the high-tech hovercraft, aptly named “Toy of the Gods,” only travelers with a stake in promoting the new travel adventure – or themselves – are on board. Among these is main character and heroine Leslie Kicklighter, who earns her living as an adventure travel writer. The expedition is seen through her eyes.
Troubling events, including a ransacking of the heroine’s room, and an apparently destined encounter between the heroine and a Peruvian bruja, occur before the journey even begins.
Once on the water, the Toy of the Gods hovercraft masters the shallows of the Amazon -- until it doesn’t – when an ancient and angry Incan god intervenes. Unplanned and dangerous adventures then ensue, with Leslie leading the way in finding a way out.
“Toy of the Gods” is fast-paced, easy to read, and vivid in its imagery. It hints at the interesting history of Peru and at high-tech innovations, which may prompt further investigation elsewhere. It provides diversity in its cast of characters, which includes a Native American woman, who is to be the main character in Dewing’s next novel.
But, most characters are thinly drawn, and the first edition has several errors in punctuation, grammar, and word usage. More troubling is that the narrative sometimes switches from third person to first. These errors, especially the latter, are distracting in an otherwise good story, well-told. Errors reportedly will be corrected in the soon-to-be-published second edition.
“Toy of the Gods” would make a good movie, with actors interpreting or fleshing out characters on the page. With revision, “Toy of the Gods” will make a quick and entertaining read.
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Hat's off to Ms. Dewing - a home run!