on Jan. 6, 2015 :
I love this book for three reasons. One, its great for all genres. I’m not huge on sci-fy, but the story line is amazing. And it’s not really sci-fyish, more astronomy, and who doesn’t love the stars? Second, it’s all age friendly, as long as the reader can tell fiction from reality. And finally, third, I think this is the most unique story line I’ve heard of or read in a really long time, and I’m constantly reading. Honestly, this could be the most underrated, hidden gem published out there right now.
I believe the story line is very unique. The story is very well written, explains everything in perfect sequence, and in terms everyone can understand, when the subject matter could become very complicated.
The story takes place on what we know as Mars, 40,000 years ago. I know this seems hard to imagine, but again, the story explains it well as long as you keep this fact in mind. These people on Mars have been threatened by an asteroid many years ago, and have vowed to have the most technically advanced state-of-the-art astronomy lab available to warn of any future threats from outer space. With this observatory, they do find another asteroid, one that is on a direct path of destruction of their entire plant. They give fifteen years until this happens, and they spend the next fifteen years preparing- figuring out how to save their race. A unique idea of building some sort of transportation device to carry a select few to the asteroid, land on it’s surface and ride it until it comes close enough to what we know as our Earth and leave the asteroid to try and begin a new life on the new planet.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)