- Paperback: 394 pages
- Publisher: Kadin Seton; 1 edition (24 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989718409
- ISBN-13: 978-0989718400
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Eye of the Draco: Darkfall: Volume 1 Paperback – 24 Oct 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
So I have a question. How in the world is this book not already insanely popular? I should be fighting people in Waterstones to get the last copy.
THIS BOOK IS PURE AWESOME.
I cannot get over that fact that I’m only something like the 35th person on this site (Goodreads) to read this book. This book should be getting a Hunger Games amount of buzz. Honestly, people should be debating which is better, The Host or this.
The writing is so well done and the plot line is really captivating. It has everything. Action, romance, tension. I nearly had a meltdown when my kindle battery died halfway through the book.
I adored the way the romance was done. I could see it coming and so when it finally did I was practically jumping for joy. (I think the author may be going for love triangle – Nathan and Henry – but although there are ‘complications’ I love Nathan and I hope it stays as him – I will cry if not) There was always something happening and I think this book has appeal for any type of reader.
I have a horrible feeling in my tummy as like all incredible writers we were left on a horrible cliff-hanger and... wow, it hurts it even thinking about what happened.
I absolutely loved everything about this – yes, even the cliff-hanger; gotta keep us on our toes. I seriously can’t get over this not being huge. I’m getting all my friends to read it; whether they like reading or not. (Hopefully reading this will change their opinion of books)
I'm sorry, but WTF?????????
That ending was so up in the air, I sure hope there will be some sequels because this can't be a standalone.
The writing was absolutely amazing.
The characters, I think there are no words, these were over the top awesome.
I couldn't have asked for more fabulous characters if I wanted to.
This book has been a journey. A tremendous journey which was difficult, well more than that it was tragic, and all consuming and so so beautiful. To have the honor of observing such loyalty and friendship and leadership. It was just mind boggling.
I am just coming down from the high of what this book did to me and I don't think that I'm the same person as the one that started reading it.
The story put so many questions in my head and they are unfortunately rhetorical so I'm the only one with the answers. And I'm afraid of answering them.
For kids to survive like that is unheard of and so totally unbelievable but it also is ringing so much truth for me. Although it sounds like total BS. How could this ever happen, how could kids survive?
This, for me, is a monumental acknowledgement of a struggle for survival and the lengths that people go to for another day to live.
Right now I just can't write anymore. This blew my mind.
Omfg seriously I cannot believe it ended there, what a book. I can honestly say I thought the blurb sounded really interesting but never did I expect it to be as amazing as it was. The best science fiction book I've ever read.
Everything about this book was outstanding. The characters are so amazing and lovable, I instantly got behind them. And the story is just mind blowing. From the first page I was pulled into the story and this world that the author has created. I'm on a total buzz from this book. It's the kind of book you finish reading and want to rave about to everyone you know. I'm definitely a fan of this author and the writing is flawless such a fantastic book and now I'm sitting here desperate to read the next book in the series.This book really does have it all, aliens, combat, romance, great characters and an amazing plot.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
We are told the aliens wanted the "infrastructure" on our planet and that it would "require only a few minor adjustments before it was ready to support a new global population." Sounds good right? Well, let us consider that the aliens came from the "center of the galaxy." Uh, that is approximately 25,000 light years away. That means that even if the aliens could travel at the speed of light, it would take them 25,000 years to get here. So, either they can travel faster than the speed of light or they have spacecraft that can travel for thousands of years in space. In other words, they have technology MUCH more advanced than ours. The implication is that "infrastructure" from an inferior civilization would require a LOT of modifications before it would be useful to them. For example, would you move into a house from the 1600s? That would mean no electricity, no running water, no toilet, no refrigerator, no TV, etc. A few rustic types might, but the rest of us would just build a new house. So would the aliens; i.e., if they have enough energy/resources to travel thousands of light years, they could build themselves new "infrastructure" quite easily.
The aliens come from space but seem unable to use satellites, aircraft, or drones for surveillance.
It is stated numerous times that the humans hide in well heated basements and houses. Sorry to say, but a heated house will stand out from a neighborhood of unheated houses. We humans have been able to do see that for several decades using thermal cameras. This would be especially obvious in a snow-bound winter, which is the setting for the story. Not to mention the tracks in the snow would give away which structures are occupied...
The aliens can detect the power used by a digital watch several miles away, but they dont have nightvision or thermal cameras and they cant keep track of the locations of their vehicles, equipment, or soldiers. All of which we can do today.
The aliens dont seem to have any idea of military strategy. For example, the main characters are the only humans that seem to be able to kill the aliens and they do so near their little town. Its a pretty obvious pattern; i.e., soldiers are only getting killed in this one village on the entire continent of North America. Therefore, there must be humans hiding in it but we cant find them. oh, well. they can keep killing soldiers. Solution: level the village. It is never done in the book.
Yesterday afternoon, I downloaded the sample of this book. Upon reading the first four chapters, I decided on an impulse to purchase it. Goodness knows that I have a lot of books that I am supposed to be reading for my GoodReads group, yet I needed to read ‘just a little bit more’. The story caught hold in my mind, and I ended up reading this in one sitting.
I am giving this book 5 stars. However, it should be noted that there are a few typos remaining in this indie book.
I give kudos to the author for writing such an entertaining action-packed, tale of survival. I was on the edge of my seat for many of the battle scenes.
Note: I see that this book was tagged ‘young adult’ but due to the on-page sex scenes I disagree strongly with that tag.
I highly recommend this book to ‘adult’ readers of post-apocalyptic and science fiction - alien invasion.
The character development and descriptive text put me right in the middle of the story. I love the way this unlikely band
of young people use their collective strength and ingenuity to overcome overwhelming odds. Can't wait for the next installment to come out ot see what happens next....I can already see Jennifer Lawrence playing "Allie" in the movie version of this......