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Monday, 12 September 2011

Review: QUESTING BEAST

Questing Beast by Ilona Andrews

Genre: science fiction

Stat: short story eBook freebie

About Questing Beast:
On a world far far away, where cute things eat computers and the sky is emerald green, a small team of scientists struggles to save the planet and their own careers by mixing genetic engineering and Arthurian legend. Too bad they had forgotten the first rule of planet exploration: Nature always has the last laugh.
Source: Info in the About Questing Beast was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8237331 on 01/05/2011.

Review:
This is a short story ebook offered for free by Ilona Andrews from their site at http://www.ilona-andrews.com/books/ebooks/questing-beast-2/ which I downloaded sometime in 2010. For a freebie this was bloody good! The story telling quality as per usual was masterful, as can be expected from any Ilona Andrews work. It takes talent to turn a mundane and weird sci-fi world into an interteresting story which is what happened with this book. If you haven't tried this author's work yet and wanted to sample it before buying, read this story, and I'm pretty sure that you would be digging for more of their work to read at the end of it. It's a wonderful read! My only complaint is that the story is short and there are no more of this series! The end however pointed to possible more books based in this series, so hopefully we'll hear more about the Numerian world sometime in the future. And of course, I love the trogomets! But who doesn't love a fuzzy fur ball who is a sucker for cookies! Which reminds me of other cute furballs, gremlin and garfield.

Emperical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
Cover art = 4
Pace = 4

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries


FTC Disclosure:
I downloaded this ebook for free from Ilona Andrews' site at http://www.ilona-andrews.com/books/ebooks/questing-beast-2/ in 2010. Thank you!!

2 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review.
You caught my attention with the Gremlin/Mogwai.

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, love the cute pics in this revoiew

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