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The Golden Enemy [Kindle Edition]

Alexander Key

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In a changed reality, a curious boy confronts an ancient anger

Boy Jaim’s world is a peaceful place where war and violence are a distant memory and man and beast live together as friends. Although his contemporaries prefer to fly far above the surface of the earth, Boy Jaim is an explorer who yearns to chart the mysteries of the forest floor. And so, accompanied by his dog, Doubtful, he ventures into the woods and finds something he believed the world had left behind: hate.
Doubtful smells the beast first—a powerful animal, dangerous and full of rage. It is a bear, come to take revenge on humankind for slaughtering its brothers long ago, and its violence forces Boy Jaim’s people to take up weapons for the first time in generations. But when the bear begins communicating with Boy Jaim, he finds they have common cause and will have to work together to survive.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 342 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween (29 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I saved this book for the child I hoped to have one day 5 May 2007
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When I was a kid, I read this book and although I lived through a terrible incident at the time, this book was so gripping and the message so intriguing & powerful that I was transported to another world, another land, another way of life. Wow! I re-read this book countless times, and it inspired me enough that I saved it for the child I hoped to have one day. I also loved The Forgotten Door and Escape From Witch Mountain (much better than the movie, by the way). I only saved maybe 5 books from childhood.

This book is so incredibly effective in showing how prejudices can begin & get out of hand; and yet there is only one way out of prejudice and that is through understanding what the other is going through. The drama with which Alexander Key sets the stage for this story to be told was very exciting and emotional for me to read as a child. I remember reading it with a flashlight under the covers, unable to stop reading it. How well I remember the emotion of joy with the ending, yet sadness to read the last sentence and know this wonderful tale was finished by me.

I hope that this book will keep circulating and getting the attention it deserves.

Baseline story: The Golden Enemy is a gigantic bear of a species that has been killed by humans. There is only one left, and it is being hunted relentlessly by the humans remaining. The boy in the story, a teenager, rides his hovercraft around the planet hunting this bear, intending to kill it because of what happened to his family. They communicate telepathically, with hatred and sadness being their first messages. By the end of the book, this is all transformed in a way that opens one's mind to the possibilities of living in a world without prejudice. It transformed my thinking forever, in a very positive way.

The fact that Alexander Key could take such a "heavy" topic and spin it into a superb story that keeps one on the edge of their seat is remarkable.

By the way: years later, my son read this book. He also loved it and re-read it often, and it now sits on his shelf, being saved for the child he hopes to have one day...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Key's worlds. 23 Oct. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
He creates beautiful worlds--yet, underneath the beauty, the realization that its fate rests on the human race who may abuse it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping novel for older children 14 Feb. 1998
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Reading this novel as a child I couldn't put it down. The interaction between humans and the natural world had a strong influence on my future thinking about our own planet and how we treat it. The character development is excellent for this level of writing and children will be able to easily identify themselves with the main protaganists. I would strongly recommend it to others-- if they can find it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful t\rip back to my childhood 6 Jun. 2014
By kevin w. bowers - Published on
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way back in 1972 I read this for the first time, since that first reading,I have read, reread and reread this book countless times. so I am rereading it agian for what must be the 100 reading. it never gets old!!
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