About the Book
Summary: 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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Mommynificent’s Thoughts on Noah Zarc
I was absolutely blown away by how well this book is written. The characters are multi-dimensional, quirky and fun, and grow significantly throughout the arc of the story. And the fact that the main character and hero of the story is paraplegic is awesome! I felt the author did an amazing job of letting the character be frustrated with his limitations at times while not letting those limitations stand in his way for even a second. The plot is tight and moves at just the right pace, both for the target age range of 8-13 and for Mom! 🙂 The setting is nothing short of brilliant in its conception. I love, love, love the way Pease used the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark as a very loose skeleton for this story. That said, there is nothing religious about this book, and it could and should certainly grace the bookshelves of every school library!
The time travel is also so much fun. Sometimes time travel books confuse me, but in this book, it was easy to keep track of where we were and what we should know there. I also thought there was a perfect amount of explanation of how time travel worked in the book. Space travel and living on other planets were also adequately explained without being overdone.
Another thing I thought was brilliant about this book was the way Pease dealt with theories about the age of the earth. He handled these controversial topics in this book in a way that I don’t think would offend anyone. It seemed that everyone in the book who held tightly to any such theories ended up being quite surprised by some reality they encountered when they got to that period. I believe readers who hold to a young earth theory as well as readers who are firm believers in evolution will be equally able to enjoy this book without feeling belittled for their beliefs.
I wholeheartedly give this book 5 galactic stars! 🙂 I can’t wait to read the next two books as well as other books Mr. Pease comes out with in the future! Speaking of other books in this series, I highly recommend you go and purchase the Omnibus edition, which contains all 3 books in the series for less than you can buy them separately AND includes the added bonus of 22 exclusive black-and-white illustrations by the author! If you’re interested in purchasing this edition, please consider clicking here to use our Amazon affiliate link: Noah Zarc 3-in-1 Omnibus edition. We are also really excited about another series Mr. Pease is beginning which seems to use the Biblical story of Joseph as its skeleton. We can’t wait for the first book to release later this year!
*We received this book free-of-charge from the author in exchange for our honest opinion. All opinions expressed are our own.
The Buzz About the Noah Zarc Books
Book 1: “Pease’s strength as a storyteller lies in his ability to connect multiple time periods imaginatively, as well as Noah’s excited, fast-paced narration.” ~ Publishers Weekly
Book 1: “If I had read this book at age 10, I think it would have made me love SF just as much as reading Asimov did. If you like the non-stop action and humor of Rick Riordan’s Olympians books, I think you’ll also like Noah Zarc.” ~ Sher A. Hart, book blogger and author
Book 2: “This is another great mind-bender. The wild time jump details are fabulously thought out and cause some unexpected results.” ~ Michelle Isenhoff, Children’s Author
Book 2: “A well-written, adventurous read for young readers and even adults, Noah Zarc blasts through space and into your imagination.” ~ TKristufek, Amazon Reviewer
Book 3: “I was completely captured by the characters, the action and the issues and questions: set in fantasy but integrating concepts and engaging readers with a fun tale that teaches as it entertains.” ~ Gaele, Amazon Reviewer
About the Author: D. Robert Pease
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 he brings to life.
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