- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (29 Jun. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478136707
- ISBN-13: 978-1478136705
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,758,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Moon Stealers and The Quest for the Silver Bough: 1 Paperback – 29 Jun 2012
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About the Author
At some point in Tim's childhood, he was abducted by aliens and sent on a voyage of knowledge and discovery across the universe. Eventually the aliens realised how pointless this was and, as a failed student, he was returned to Earth and left with a family who brought him up as a human bean. But, the persistent memories of new worlds, dragons and other creatures, continued to knock at his frontal lobe, desperately trying to break out. To avoid making a mess and calm his imagination, Tim began writing as a way to communicate with Earthlings. Fuelled by Chilli and Nachos and a bottle of wine, Tim manages to balance a love of loud rock music and fast cars (preferably red!) with emotional chic flicks, smart leather shoes and a well tailored suit. He has successfully infiltrated the humans and hides behind the façade known as a family. He learns from his children, but is regularly told to stop acting like a child by his wife. Naturally shy and unsociable by nature, he is selective of the human company he keeps, preferring to be around old books, bonsai and art. He cries at 'It’s a wonderful life' but sulks if fed evil vegetables disguised as Parsnips or Peas. He is bored by mundane conversation, excited by architecture and castles and fuelled by Caramel Latte Macchiato's. Occasionally, he likes to catch up with old acquaintances on Tatooine, Westeros, and Middle Earth, and stare at fantasy and concept art as if it is a window to his childhood adventures. He is always trying to learn lessons from the masters; Mr Charles Darwin and Mr Lionel Ritchie, about life and love. Tim's galactic mission is to translate his brain activity into a language that inspires and entertains you, transports you to different worlds and grants you an audience with the characters you have dreamt about, but never dared to remember. All of this in an attempt to redeem himself with his childhood alien abductors and travel the stars once more.
Top Customer Reviews
The story begins with Peter getting ready to stay the night in a graveyard. Later we find out that it was due to a dare by one of the kids that pick on Peter. During his stay, strange noises are heard and Peter begins to worry about what is out there with him. Peter disappears. His one friend joins a few other kids and an older gentleman in the search for Peter (one of the kids happens to be the officers son that is working on the missing person case) and what cased his disappearance. During the same time, special M16 operatives are investigating meteor landing sites, and the strange activities that are happening in those areas.
When I first started the book, it seemed to be aimed for children (9-12) range, but part way through the book, it seemed to switch over for young adults. There were several editing issues and run on sentences throughout the book. I must admit that it seemed to take forever to get through the first half because of the writing style and issues, I just couldn't get into the book. After I hit the half way mark, the writing style and storyline switched tracks, and I became a little more interested. I am sure it would be much better with more editing and structure. The book does have a good plot.
Even though I had an had issue with the first half of the book, I am still interested to know what happens in the end. Still not sure if I am interested in purchasing the rest of the series to find out or not.
Originally posted on The Mystical World of Book Reviews.
While some of the books I read have a really slow start this book was different the book had a spooky and chilling start that begged you to continue reading while you prayed the characters would be alright. The characters were well thought out and easy to read about as they made the book that much more interesting and exciting.
When I look back at the book I find that I see it like an amazing jigsaw that slowly come together as you read along. The whole way I was at the edge of your seat waiting for the next piece to fall into place and find out what happened next and I'm so pleased I read the book because it was so different unlike anything i had read before and now i just want more!
I gave this book 5 stars and I can't wait to see what the author writes next.
My grandson recomended it be taken into the school libary I look forward to the next one Wll DoneThe Moon Stealers and The Quest for the Silver Bough: 1
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The Moon Stealers is a genius story full of adventure! I hadn't even gotten through the first chapter before I knew there was no way I was putting the book down until I finished it. This is one of those books I read in one sitting.
Thank you Tim, for another fantastic read!