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The Truth Beyond the Sky (The Epic of Aravinda Book 1) by [Crusoe, Andrew M.]
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"This is a great story... Definitely an amazing adventure for all... The descriptive scenes captivate the imagination and one truly feels a part of the story. ★★★★★" 
 
--AudiobookReviewer.com
 
 
"It was tough to look away. What's really interesting about this book is how multi-layered it is... Zahn's story manages to pull from the world around us, while also incorporating elements of mythology and hero epics. This is a coming of age story of the highest caliber."
 
--Jessica Nottingham (Creator of HopelessBibliophile.com)
 
 
"A swift & compelling read. It's fun and I recommend it if you enjoy science fiction epics."
 
--Michael Coorlim (Galvanic Century series author)
 
 
"I was immediately drawn in by the vivid descriptions at the beginning of the story. The author has a knack for fully immersing a reader into the hero's plight, and I felt like I was hurtling through corridors of light alongside Zahn." 
 
--Erica Lane (Creator of FantasyBookLane.com)
 
 
"Quite difficult to put down; I found myself up until 2 AM a couple of nights."
 
--Retired Techie, Reviewer

From the Author

I wrote this book for you. You love Science Fiction, and you've immersed yourself in the worlds that Clarke, Asimov, O.S. Card, and Lucas created. You love action in your Sci-Fi, but you want meaning and humor, too. You want the characters to actually care about each other and act with their hearts as well as their heads. You want a story where the hero isn't a "chosen one" but instead chooses themselves, just like real life. I want that, too, which is why I wrote this series. As I said, this book is for you, and I hope you love it.

UPDATE: Thanks to Utah Public Radio for highlighting that this book predicted gravity waves years before they were officially detected. Listen to that interview here: bit.ly/22Rv1Ut

Product Details

  • File Size: 688 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615703917
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Aravinda Publishing (December 12, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AN2YEKM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,637 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What can I say? This book was addictive and EXTREMELY fun to read. I personally do prefer a bit more background science in my sci-fi, but this just isn't that type of book -- and it didn't matter. The author built an intruiging world with very fun characters. It has a great mix of philosophical and science. It is 4:30am, so I apologize for the fragmented review.

It was just so enjoyable.

The only bad part of the book was that it ended. We need more installments as soon as possible!
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This is a great story. There’s not too much in the way of hard-core techie sci-fi, and definitely an amazing adventure for all. Myth, fantasy, a little transcendental regrouping and one amazing ship along with a host of interesting forms of life; some are “down-to-earth” though not from earth at all and some are, well, quite evil, and then there are those intriguing minor creatures that fill a scene or are only hinted about and all create the basis for “The Truth Beyond the Sky: The Epic of Aravinda.”

So who wouldn’t want a spaceship that is alive, or the chance to explore space? What would you do if an alien asked you for help? Ahhhh, you think you know but at the moment of truth would you open up your heart and hands to save another in need? From planets far, far away these opportunities, or dilemmas as you might see them, and many more are presented to one young man who sets out to save his planet, his family, and maybe even himself.

It’s not really a coming of age story, but more finding out the truth about oneself and what one is capable of achieving. The protagonist has suffered a horrible loss and is haunted by strange and often terrible nightmares, also he has only known space through a telescope and then he’s confronted with the reality of the galaxy and all that lives there. The descriptive scenes captivate the imagination and one truly feels a part of the story.

The Truth Beyond the Sky has a rather fast but even pace that is easily followed and the narrator gives an incredible performance. There’s nothing choppy, just smooth sailing throughout the ocean of space….ok the characters might have to fight their way through some amazing battle scenes but the narrator just keeps a great flow and his voices are perfect.
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This was a very enjoyable light read that was quite difficult to put down; I found myself up until 2 AM a couple of nights. It is good science fiction which does not delve into heavy techie details of the objects that are beyond the technical abilities of the main character, Zahn. He is from a planet that does not have space travel yet, but is exploring the galaxy via telescopes. Zahn ends up aboard a downed spaceship as he becomes needed by its pilot for a grave mission of supreme importance. This leads him across the galaxy where he meets new friends and galactic enemies. As the author says about his writings, 'transcending' one's self is needed to be learned. This skill is the only way to get their message to the Council; an interesting twist you don't find in many stories of this genre which I found interesting.
I only gave it 4 stars because (1) as others have said, Zahn is unable to get many questions answered about the new tech he is encountering and using, and (2) even though I like that it was Not a "blood and guts" war-like story, things for the most part happened almost too easily. Only toward the end of the book do things gets a bit harrowing, but "extra help" saves the day.
I really do appreciate how polished this story is. I've read too many lately that not just had a lot of spelling errors, but poor grammar as well.
I am ready for a continuance. Thank you, Andrew M. Crusoe.
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By Caravan Girl on February 26, 2014
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

WARNING: this review contains spoilers!!!

I enjoyed this book for a lot of reasons. The worlds the author created were imaginative and original. I particularly liked the flying cats or 'prowlers' Zahn and his friends encounter on one world. I also liked the concept of the Tulari - a mystical device used to destroy artificial wormholes. This struck me as quite fantasy like and their quest to find it was intriguing. The ending was also great as it took me to places I didn't expect - I wish I could elaborate why I liked it but I obviously don't want to spoil it for everyone else!

In terms of what I think could be improved, I found the pacing of the story quite slow to start off with. This was mainly because we're not told what the quest they're on actually is for - Oonak is not particularly forthcoming and keeps avoiding the question whenever Zahn asks.

Which leads me to the fact that often when Zahn asked questions - questions I genuinely would have liked an answer to - the other characters always tells him it's too complicated or he wouldn't understand or he can't be told. This was an incredibly noticeable trend and spanned a multitude of characters from Oon to the prowler catcher who saves Zahn. I would have liked more answers or, conversely, less questions on Zahn's part. I found the lack of answers irritating because Zahn was so curious, but nobody seemed to want to indulge his curiosity.

Finally, I found the dialogue could be a little stilted at times, I never felt particularly connected to Oonak and so I didn't care when he exited the story (I won't say how he exits!).
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