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More filters. Sort order. Dec 27, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: science-fiction , fiction. This was an interesting read though it did require a bit of suspension of disbelief. The idea is that human culture has pretty much made the planet a wreck and Big Problems are imminent. A project to send two people back in time to prevent human culture from taking its wrong turn is put together as a desperate measure.
This book is their story. It's an interesting concept but the picture of the culture that needs saving is perhaps overly romanticized given the realities of human nature. Then aga This was an interesting read though it did require a bit of suspension of disbelief. Then again, that's pretty much the book's premise: what we take for granted as acceptable cultural behavior could have been changed. Whether the author is right or wrong, it makes an interesting story. Feb 12, Alton Motobu rated it it was ok.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A total disappointment. The back cover blurb says this is a time travel adventure about 2 people from the 21st century who must go back to BC to alter history because humanity is about to be destroyed by some catastrophe. There is a reference to a plague of some sort which emerges in the 21st century but this is not explained. The time travel technology is also not explained. The 2 travelers just go back in time like that! Their exact mission is also not explained.
They land in the middle of A total disappointment. They land in the middle of Europe among some invaders who have tamed the horse for warfare. These invaders are attempting to eradicate the land of the peaceful natives. Our 2 heroes promptly kill all 10 of the invaders. They then train the peace-loving people in fighting techniques and they annihilate the entire invading army. The book ends with no reference to returning to the 21st century so I guess it was a one-way trip. The audience for this book seems to be video gamesters and teenage boys given the amount of sex and violence in the first third and final third of the book.
The middle third of the book bogs down with no action at all. These books at least make an attempt to explain time travel and use logic and correct science. Nov 25, David rated it really liked it Shelves: mel , scifi. I don't normally care for time-travel as it seems when authors and TV shows run out of ideas, they resort to it, but this book uses it to set up main characters as fish-out-of-water trying to alter history for a better future. FYI: R-rated for sexual content in some places.
An interesting premise. If you can suspend disbelief about the technical and sociological details, it's a decent read.
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Typos average about one per long chapter. Update after finishing the series: It gets better! Books 2 and 3 got 4 stars each from me. Read this one to establish the background and main characters, then continue through the trilogy. Feb 06, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: read-by-both-of-us , recycle , reviewed. First Dawn Lost Millennium 1 by Mike Moscoe, Mike Shepherd Science Fiction often requires suspension of disbelief for one big thing and if it is good science fiction the rest of the story flows from there. This books does that well.
Told in third person past tense it follows our future humans Launa and Jack as they navigate the past.
The premise is that some time in the future humanity is so completely and utterly screwed no suspension of disbelief required there that the only hope is to send First Dawn Lost Millennium 1 by Mike Moscoe, Mike Shepherd Science Fiction often requires suspension of disbelief for one big thing and if it is good science fiction the rest of the story flows from there.
The premise is that some time in the future humanity is so completely and utterly screwed no suspension of disbelief required there that the only hope is to send a team back into the past to fix things. Not to find the start of a plague as in 12 Monkeys, not to historical times to kill Hitler or save Kennedy, as premises for some books. Not even Roman times to prevent the so called dark ages.
It is a fascinating idea, going so far back in time so as to completely remake history. One that has stuck with me for all the years after I read this series back in the 90s. The idea is that their was a conflict between the peaceful people of the plains and the Kurgan horsemen that conquered them and that conflict drove everything that followed.
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Some huge flaws with this idea not the going back in time but to where and when. The place is near the Danube river and the time, BC. The choice ignores most of the world where civilizations arise Africa, India, China, and the Americas and posits that this one conflict in the middle of Europe is the most important in all of human history. No seriously, that IS the premise.
The team, with one man Jack , one woman Launa , two horses and three dogs, is a long shot but that is a given in the premises. The mission is hastily put together and implemented in desperate times.
They bring supplies with them on the horses, but of course the important commodity is knowledge. They make friends with a tribe and dig in to slowly learn the language and gain their trust. All the while fighting off the first advance of the Kurgan with several chapter from their POV as well. They do that and start training the tribe for war.
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The hunter gathers with their matrilineal structure and goddess worship are very romanized and horseman are equally villainized…it is all very black and white contrary to any realistic understanding of human nature. The epilogue takes place in a future time showing that they were successful in changing the world. That is a real gamble.
Oct 19, Carly Kirk rated it it was amazing Shelves: reread , reread. I like that the main characters grow and change while bringing about the changes that will hopefully help humanity. Enjoyable Exciting story. Interesting look at past influencing present. Characters a reader can become engaged with. However, the text has a number of errors that escaped the proofreader. Misused apostrophes, using your instead of you're, and so on.
Some readers would not be bothered by these, but those who read many books will find themselves tripping over these errors as they try to makes sense of the flow of words. Enjoyed this and was really grateful for the ebook version so I could get hold of it. Having migrated to ebooks through a couple of Sony book readers and now a Nook I have probably read over books in ebook format. Getting hold of this was on my to do list. I am now half way through book 2.