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Allotropes  (an Ell Donsaii story #8)

Allotropes (an Ell Donsaii story #8) [Kindle Edition]

Laurence Dahners
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“Allotropes" is the eighth in a series of near future SciFi/Thrillers whose young
heroine Ell Donsaii has a nerve mutation which has made her a genius as well as an athletic phenomenon.
In “Allotropes,” she finds even more uses for the quantum entangled wormholes that she discovered. These wormholes aren’t big enough to send people through, yet they make possible technologies that create huge changes in our world. She installs some ports in her own body that she is able to use as weapons, delivering darts and drugs to stop her adversaries.
Having earned gold medals in gymnastics in previous Olympics, she is challenged to enter track meets by world record holding sprinter Michael Fentis who’s angry that some have said she can run faster than he can.
Meanwhile, one of her waldoes is exploring the ringworld she discovered at Sigma Draconis. The aliens there are doing surprising things with carbon allotropes! Can we learn to do the same?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1636 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492299774
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars young 20 Oct 2013
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These stories are very enjoyable, very moral and inspiring for the young to read pre teen. A hero for the young mind to aspire to. We all need heros.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great as always 20 Oct 2013
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I have followed all the books in this series and have enjoyed them all, this was no exception. My only comment on this book was there had been two items of information/paragraphs that seemed to indicate that we had been told something before and i have looked back and still can't find it. Was this a cut that lost a link going forward?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it,too short though!!! 4 Sep 2013
By Philda
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This was a great continuance of Ell's Olympic story! I love what she did to Michael Fentis. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! LOL! I love how they proceeded with interacting with another race. Thanks Mr Dangers !!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars It kind of like candy floss 14 Aug 2014
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I read all 11 novels in less than 2 weeks. So there must be something there but I just don't know what it is. It kind of like candy floss. I eat it enjoy it but its empty calories. There are really addictive. They have result in me having to drink lot of coffee to stay awake at work enough said.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK...but 28 Oct 2013
By Paul F. Austin - Published on
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I've enjoyed all the Donsaii books but while Allotropes is well written and thought provoking it illustrates some more irritating features of the series. In the first place, it's all about Ell. When the Eeeevil Aliens are about to get access to our Solar System, and Ell's support staff is watching and wringing their hands: "Oh God! Shan whispered, No shit! Emma breathed". In the mean time, our heroine is off to another triumph, returns, says "Hey guys, what's so urgent" and then instantly saves the day.

In the series, there's also Dahner's recurring hoplophobia. Really, Larry, guns don't go off very often at all when they're dropped. Most modern guns have design features that prevent that and landing on the trigger guard is one of the safer places for a gun to land.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Loose Cannon? 7 Sep 2013
By Tigger Boy - Published on
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This series should be regulated: the author is a loose cannon firing addictive episodes at defenceless readers. How dare he create a protagonist with the following characteristics:
Beautiful; most men think she should be a model and can't believe she better looking in person than what they thought were touched-up photographs
Charismatic; with signature strawberry-blond hair and adorable crooked smile are just bonus's to her lovable and witty personality.
Intelligent; makes Einstein look like a hacker.
Athletic; I won't be a spoiler but 4 gold Olympic medals at age 16 says enough.
Wealthy: soon to be the wealthiest person in the world.
I think this author should be castigated for mesmerizing his reading public with this series.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars #1 is "Quicker" its .99 send it as a gift and prepare yourself for compliments/curses from those who MUST buy the series 21 Nov 2013
By T Stewart - Published on
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Start with the first book in the series:
Tau Ceti
Ell donsaii is the main character a young woman of amazing natural talents and a strong personal character. This series starts off kind of coming of age-ish but the quickly transforms into much more. Most books with characters of this age spend half or more of their time in a characters head trying to come to terms with their hormonal/immature emotional state. Idiots! Mr Dahners steers clear of that sappy style and keeps most thoughts in dialogue advancing the plot instead of "Daisy Petal Pulling" (She/He loves me....) Technology, tension, and aspiration keep the story moving and interesting. Normally I would say this is more of a "Girls" book with a woman as the main character...but her physical prowess, strength of character, intelligence, and can-do spirit are an inspiration above gender bias/specificity.
Set in near future the technology development that happens and the political/cultural setting make it very believable and possible. Some of the tech is so close to being real that its scary Mr. Dahners describes fully mature "Google Glass" and auto pilot in cars that is just around the corner. It makes the other tech he presents so much more plausible and realistic. El as a character is a little to strong and humble in her life outlook but that makes her more endearing. This is fiction and "Adventure" fiction at that. I would never expect "Raiders of the Lost Ark" to win best drama at the Oscars yet its so much more fun to watch than most talky/corrupt/repressed/decadent dramas. The El Donsaii series is similar in that its just straight up FUN!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ell's Saga Continues 15 Nov 2013
By Shane C. Pruyne - Published on
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This story, while short, does a fine job of moving the larger plot along. It does well standing on its own but I think if it were combined with Habitats (Ell Donsaii #7) both would be improved. Actually if you skipped #7 and went right into Allotropes (#8) not much would be missed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing! 31 Aug 2013
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Mr. Dahners has done it again.

A great addition to a great series. I found myself, repeatedly using my NOOK to lookup and clarify terms that he used in this book to get a better understanding of the story. I love reading books that expand my horizons and knowledge.

I would look forward to the day that some side stories (possible by other authors) are written of the Donsii Universe. I could see dozens of different stories being told from just this one series.

I also, like how Ell is handling finding unique new talent to add to her inner circle and close inner circle.

Keep up the great writing.
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