- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Aravinda Publishing; 1 edition (March 20, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615703917
- ISBN-13: 978-0615703916
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,731,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Truth Beyond the Sky (The Epic of Aravinda Book 1) Paperback – March 20, 2013
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"Definitely an amazing adventure for all. The descriptive scenes captivate the imagination and one truly feels a part of the story. 5-stars!" --AudiobookReviewer.com
"A swift & compelling read. It's fun and I recommend it if you enjoy science fiction epics." --Michael Coorlim, Author of the classic steampunk series Galvanic Century
"Readers of the Law of One books may find familiar the philosophical thread woven throughout. In my view, that makes this book a rare gem in the genre. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the underlying philosophy of the book, the mythos, shares much in common with the best of metaphysical literature. 5-stars." --Thomas Minderle, Author of Fringe Knowledge for Beginners
"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, Founder of HopelessBibliophile.com
"The bad guys were nasty and believable, Zahn 'manned up' and he could be me and I could be him, and the story moved. The ending? Yep, its in for a second book." -- J. Thomas Beaton, Author of Duality Inc.
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.
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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.
I believe this book is targeted to slightly younger than me science fiction fans, so it skips over detailed descriptions of exactly how the technology works, which I appreciate. Although some people will likely argue that the way that is done is a copout, I liked it and felt that it made perfect sense for the story, and it kept the story from feeling bogged down by descriptions that would likely have bored me to tears.
I felt like the story moved along at a fairly fast pace, but it didn't feel unrealistically fast if that makes any sense. There was quite a bit of action, but a fair amount of "down" time too, so it didn't feel like the characters were just being bombarded with one thing after another. I guess I could say it was well balanced.
Overall I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and the narration 7 out of 5 stars because it was that good. I definitely recommend this book to sci-fi fans and if you have any interest in audiobooks at all, spring for the audio. You won't regret it.
This is a great young reader's choice as well as a fun read for adults. The author has included a good vocabulary, a storyline that will hold your attention and he emphasizes good values by presenting good examples. Absolutely worth your time!
Little did he imagine that one day adventure would come looking for him. For Zahn and the reader comes a tale of intrigue by way of a self-aware space ship and a friendly alien who has all the faith in the galaxy in him, Zahn.
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