The Fourth World: Book One in 'The Legend of the Locust': Volume 1 Paperback – 30 Sep 2009
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Customer Reviews
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!
Oh well, for a free book I'd say worth it's price! Don't give up the day job Mr Moroney! Clogging up my Kindle with this is not going to make it a more interesting or valuable device in the long term. Can't understand the other reviewers enthusiasm.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really liked it but sadly the other two books were quite different and not as good.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer