- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 582 KB
- Print Length: 290 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Timber Hill Press (25 Jan. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004KZPK92
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 197 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #249 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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On the other hand this book is also naive, implausible and frustrating!
One of my biggest frustrations is with the construction of a plane. The timescale for such an event is ridiculously short. You can't go from never having constructed anything, to constructing a glider, to constructing a plane in under a season. Especially when you only have two people working on it and one of them doesn't at the start have any basic understanding of metallurgy, mechanics or anything else. To then power the plane by clockwork demonstrates a complete misunderstanding of basic physics.
I'd love to recommend this book and author but at times when reading this story I wanted to tear my hair out. People who can forget about any links with reality will enjoy it.
"simplistic" in places.
Breeze is half human and half elf (though only her pointed ears give her away). When her
human father is called to war, he leaves Breeze with a Tinkerer - someone who is clever at
inventing machines, hand grenades and finally a plane. This was when people only had
horses as transport!
Not being mechanical I didn't understand the workings of the plane, but I doubt if it would have
flown. However, this is a fantasy book, so I just accepted it. Elves mature much quicker than
humans, so 4 year old Breeze grew enough in a few months to help Tinker with his machines.
Later she contributes greatly to trying to make a peace between elves and humans, who have
been at war for 2,000 years.
I liked the characters of Breeze and Tinker, but the rest of the cast were not given any depth.
This is a stand alone book (I hate "cliff hangers"), though her adventures continue in the next 2 books.
This book was an o.k. light read, but I won't bother with the rest of the series.
That said, its a pleasant yarn but should have been stretched out a bit more. A touch too much "because elves and magic" for my liking. It has promise; now the scene is set I'm keen to know where it goes.
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I liked this. A real page Turner. I immediately bordered the second book. This is a completed story with no loose ends unlike lots of theses serials. You want to know what happens. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
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I loved this book, I'm afraid everything had to wait as I couldn't put the book down very long! Descriptive, imaginative, and wonderfully written. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved it - kept me reading from start to finish with hardly a break. A really different slant on sci-fantasy and different enough to remain memorable months afterwards.Published 1 month ago by FraserD
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