The Five Elements

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Aaron and Shanna's friendship transcends social status. But where Aaron's brilliance has all but assured him a respected position, Shanna seems destined for a life of drudgery, until their home is laid waste by an elemental attack. Separately, they learn of the mysterious Fifth Element, a relic that brings them into a final confrontation not as allies, but as adversaries. More

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Words: 124,580
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452339153
About Scott Marlowe

Scott Marlowe divides his time between writing fiction, mountain biking, and designing software systems for the accounting and medical industries. He currently lives in Texas with his wife and two crazy dogs.

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Review by: Ionia Martin on Jan. 18, 2013 :
I read a previous book by this author not too long ago, and although I enjoyed it, there were some quirks. I was excited to see where he would go with this book, and now I feel lucky that I had a chance to read it. WITHOUT SPOILERS: It is very obvious that this author has grown in his craft and has settled into a comfortable pattern of writing books that are both vibrant and entertaining. The description in this book far surpassed my expectations. The characters were multidimensional and created in a way that makes the reader identify with them and keep reading every page with expectation.

The single thing that impressed me the most about this book, is that when there is dialogue, it changes slightly from character to character. Rather than everyone sounding the same and the reader having to struggle to figure out who is talking, you can grasp who is speaking as their speech patterns match their character. This surprised me, as it is something you don't see very often.

The plot the author has chosen for this book is different than those I have seen before and when you read this, you really get a feeling that the author had the entire thing planned before he ever put the first word on a blank screen. The characters and their actions and emotions fit the plot so well that it is apparent the author really had a sense of direction while writing. I also loved the way the author chose to end this book, it was not quite what I would have expected and it worked. I will be awaiting the next title anxiously, as I am curious to see which direction he will take. Excellent.
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