Review: Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble & Giveaway
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Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction.
Life couldn’t be better.
But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth… for the second time.
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D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn’t been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer’s Sirens. It’s not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.
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Like Noah, I found the entire concept of time travel in Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble confusing. The ability to switch ages and “jump” time was all too foreign and mind-boggling for me. By the end of the book, I still couldn’t figure what had actually happened to Noah Zarc Snr. I also noticed the typos in the book. Usually, I’d dismiss the occasional two or three typos in some books, but I was surprised to find typos here and there as I turned the pages.
Despite all the “minuses” in Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble, the story is interesting. The climax had just the right amount of action and suspense. I especially enjoyed reading about the adventures of Noah. With his talents and daring character, he adds plenty of color to the story. What I couldn’t understand was why his new friend had to be a girl. Why can’t it just be a boy? The undercurrent caused by having a new girl friend can be done without in the story.
Besides Noah, his foe is another fascinating character. The author narrates the story in such a way that we can help feeling a twinge of sympathy for this foe. After all, in real life, most bad people have real reasons for why they do what they do. This foe is no different. The intentions for why he does what he does isn’t actually outright evil. One can’t help but pity him because he sincerely believes in his cause. As a reader, I even agreed to his cause when it was told from his point of view.
The main mysteries are resolved at the end of the story, although there is a somewhat open-ending for the foe in the story. Maybe this hints at a continuation in Book 2? Further run-ins between Noah and the foe would be interesting to read!
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