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The Fourth World (The Legend of the Locust Book 1)

The Fourth World (The Legend of the Locust Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Laurence Moroney
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Buried deep below the Nevada desert, in a place often called Area 51, is a very special and ancient school where the best and brightest children come to learn the technology that will bring mankind to its next step of evolution -- a place amongst the stars. 'The Fourth World' follows four children through their entry into this school: 'Fintan Reilly' is a young, often bullied Irish boy who has a big destiny; Zach Adams, from Fresno, is his diametric opposite, and instant best friend; Ayako Katsuragi is a brilliant Japanese girl, a military brat who is as capable as she is smart and Nizhoni Benally is a Navajo from New Mexico, who is as tough as she is beautiful, and who somehow shares a secret past with Fintan. The book follows their first year in their new school, with an Alien as headmaster, and where they learn everything from Cosmic History through to how to fly a flying saucer, and comes to a shocking conclusion in a field trip to Mars where ancient secrets are uncovered.

About the Author

Laurence Moroney is the author of over a dozen books on computer technology, as well as hundreds of magazine articles. 'The Fourth World' is his first published Novel, and it is a story that is very close to his heart. Laurence lives in Washington with wife Rebecca and children Claudia and Christopher. You can contact him at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 399 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615327141
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Destiny Press; 1 edition (1 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002X793OC
  • 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: #352,888 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read but it's only part 1 21 May 2011
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I think this book is supposed to be aimed at young adults, but it definately has enough to entertain us adults too.

This would have been a 5 star book for me if the end hadn't been quite so sudden - it just didn't seem to finish the story off as it left so many questions unanswered. I presume the second book in the series (which appears to only be 2 books) will finish the story off much better. Shame book 2 (The Million Year Journey) isn't also free or very cheap!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 9 Sep 2012
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great book loved it from start to finish. i think the authour has done a great job so i recamend it as a must buy book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Phenominal 26 Aug 2013
My review for the book The Fourth World Book one in The
Legend of the Locust trilogy

Reviewed by James Simpson

The book is really great and has some action and is super funny. Once I started reading it I was hooked wanted to read more and more. There was not one part that I did not like. The main characters are a young boy named Fintan Ayako Zack and Nizhoni. There are two more characters also later in the book red squadron Captain Simon and Red Two. Fintan Zach Ayako and Nizhoni become friends quickly once they meet. There is only two sad parts in the book but I will let you find out what they are when you read them. Once Nizhoni came into the book it got really funny. There are also more characters in the book who are named Bob also know as Standing Bear and Nizhoni's father and her mother and her sister. The kids go to a school in Area 51. The sport that they play in Area 51 is called Starball. There are four Starball teams called Yellow Red Green and Blue Squadrons. I think Zack has some funny jokes. The part that got me hooked was probably chapter two or three. Well if you liked the book and the review please let us know.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad. Worth a punt. 25 Jun 2013
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Book Review: The Fourth World by Laurence Moroney
Reviewed by J Bryden Lloyd

Writing Style - 3.5/5.0 (Good)
Certainly not an accomplished writing style, but nicely structured and with a reasonable flow. The dialogue was good, but not always realistic to the situation.
Nevertheless, taking into consideration that this is very much aimed at a younger audience, this fit the bill nicely.

Character Development - 3.5/5.0 (Good)
The characters may be Potter-esque, but I didn't feel they developed much as individuals. In the main `oppressed loner' role, the main character is nicely built and well rounded, but beyond him and his leading lady, I felt there were too many one-dimensional characters who were too easy to forget.

Descriptive - 3.5/5.0 (Good)
I enjoyed a lot of the descriptive, especially the people and locations, but felt a little let down by the atmospheric writing and the action sequences.
As much as there was SOME good stuff in there, it was always short of a little something. Equally, where the dialogue would normally shore up and embellish the descriptive, there was very little of that and the author occasionally slipped into `telling' rather than `showing' the reader what was happening.

Language & Grammar - 3.5/5.0 (Good)
I realise that grammar in novels is very much a `personal preference' sort of thing. But I've also noticed that it is very `regional', in that US and some Southern European readers like short sentences and semi-colons, while the majority of the rest embrace longer sentences and correct comma usage. This has given rise to the term `run-on sentences'; A very over-used phrase in reviews from US readers.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised 17 Aug 2010
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Given the price and the lack of reviews, I didn't expect much out of this book. But I was pleasantly surprised. I am older than a teenager but it really kept my interest. The premise was creative and the story moved along nicely and had some interesting twists and turns. The ending was a little frustrating because it didn't wrap things up very well. It's plainly clear that there is a sequel. But I liked the book enough that I bought the sequel as soon as I finished it. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A first 16 May 2011
By Mickaylabean - Published on
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I have never written a review before but after reading this book and realizing that there were only 2 reviews, I felt that I needed to. This book was suprising. I bought it only because it was free and I figured that I had nothing to lose. I really enjoyed this book and even bought the second one right after finishing it. The story was great and it kept me entertained throughout the book. It kind of reminded me of Harry Potter in a way but instead of wizards there were aliens. There were a few problems in the book, spelling mistakes and that sort of thing. Other than that I would recommend trying this book out.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read 5 Dec 2009
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This is a good book about a special school of kids. The school is in Area 51! The story is well written, funny, and really grabs you. I almost finished the book in one-sitting and I am eagerly waiting for the sequel. If you like stories about aliens, flying spaceships, children growing up, Area 51, and the importance of family, you'll love this book. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like sci-fi, you won't be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Made me willing to pay for second (and third) books... 28 Jan 2013
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Overall, this was a really good book. The fact that the author is offering it for free, makes it even better! I liked it well enough that I bought the second book without question. Overall, there were a few questions I'd like to have seen answered better, but in the end, it was an enjoyable read. I liked the use of flying saucers, area 51 and such. It did seem a little far fetched that the first year kids could do as much as they did without it being noticed, but such issues within the storyline were easy to dismiss for the fun of just enjoying the story itself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter in Space 28 Feb 2013
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If you ever liked Robert Heinlein or Andre Norton this book is for you. It is a bit surprising how much maturity the author places into 12 year old kids but the story picks you up and doesn't let you go. Occasional light humour, occasional pretty deep thinking, and good action. I shall buy the next book in this series.
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