Review: Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble – D. Robert Pease
Noah Zarc was born without the use of his legs, yet he does not let this fact deter him from enjoying life to the fullest extent. He harbors a passion for piloting spaceships, a reality that his parents have made possible whenever they travel back through time to save Earth’s animals from dying out completely. You see, the Earth can no longer sustain human life. At least not yet. Not until it’s atmosphere is brought back under control in order to do so, a feat that Noah and his family hope to achieve.
As they travel through space and time acquiring each animal little by little, the family encounters quite a few obstacles along the way. Noah’s mother is kidnapped and taken back in time to Mars by a force they’re not yet sure of. His father, on the other hand, is left stranded in the Ice Age.
Determined to save his family and set things right, Noah and his siblings embark on an adventure that leave them wondering whether they’ll ever make it back home alive. Dodging killer robots and other treacherous forces, they’re able to rescue their father with one tiny glitch. Unbeknownst to the others, they now have a stowaway aboard their ship by the name of Adina, a girl whom Noah met while traveling back to the Ice Age to rescue his father.
Setting that little detail aside, Noah decides to go ahead with his plan. They will rescue his mother no matter the cost. He never once imagined he’d be traveling back in time in hopes of stopping the evil threatening his family. As secrets of the past begin to unravel, Noah realizes that his family is all he’s got and he will not give it up so easily.
Using the skills and talents he’s acquired over the years, he’s able to remain one step ahead. For how long, though, he does not know. The safety of his family and Earth’s restoration are all that matters to him. Nothing, and no one, will keep him from achieving that very goal.
This book was totally delightful. While it is a children’s book, middle-grade, to be exact, I enjoyed every minute of it. D. was able to tell the story of Noah and the Ark in a very futuristic setting. He was able to create a post-apocalyptic view of what the world would be like if man were to be the cause of its demise. Truthfully, the story left me with a bit of food for thought. All in all, it was beautifully written and I know that others will enjoy the book, too. So looking forward to more of the series soon.
About The Tour
Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction.
Life couldn’t be better.
But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth… for the second time.
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D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn’t been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer’s Sirens. It’s not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.
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