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  • 08/2019
  • 978-1-989161-86-9 1989161863
  • 90263 pages
  • $17.99
Ebook Details
  • 08/2019
  • 978-1989161-86-9 B07TXWR5NP
  • 90263 pages
  • $7.99
Late Dawn
In the year 4848, Mother Nature is no longer on the side of humanity. She seems intent to take humans out of the equation, one disaster at a time. Animals are not what they used to be; they are angry giants and they too want humans out of earth. The planet has finally had enough of man’s destructive behaviour, our disregard for the environment and all creatures living with us. After hundreds of years of abuse, she has decided who would inherit Earth, and it is not humans. Marra Stollen is a Sympathiser working for the Coalition for Animal and Environmental Protection, an organisation that believes in saving the planet and what is left of the animals living on it. As a field agent, her work consists of data and sample collection and filing reports. She thinks that this is all she is and will ever be. Marra has yet to know of her role in the events of the world. As the situation unfolds, she slowly discovers who she really is and what she is destined to become, and her mission to save Earth becomes apparent.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 5 out of 10
Overall: 7.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot:The plot moves steadily and mostly linearly, with occasional flashbacks as the protagonist, Marra, uncovers additional information about her parents and their role in the state of the global crisis. The novel is a contained story with a satisfying ending that concludes character and plot arcs.

Prose/Style:The writing is direct and succinct. Descriptions are clear and efficient without dwelling too long and slowing down the pacing. The dialogue similarly flows well and aids in the steady pacing of the book.

Originality:The premise is original and unique. The author has cleverly extrapolated a modern scientific problem, wildlife conservation, into an exciting sci-fi premise. Marra’s efforts to stop the mass killing of animal species being seen as a hindrance to human progress provides a nice parallel to the current conservation crisis.

Character Development:The story’s strengths lie in its setting and plot, but the characters do support the story nicely. The supporting characters, in particular Kate, are memorable and do have some nuance. While government officials--including the American president--are depicted, the role of the villain is largely faceless here, and the book would have benefited from a clear and developed character antagonist.

Blurb:An exciting tale of a young woman determined to protect wildlife, even in a world where animals have evolved into giants with the power to wipe out humanity.

Date Submitted: April 03, 2019

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 08/2019
  • 978-1-989161-86-9 1989161863
  • 90263 pages
  • $17.99
Ebook Details
  • 08/2019
  • 978-1989161-86-9 B07TXWR5NP
  • 90263 pages
  • $7.99

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