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Alexandria de John Kaden
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Alexandria (edició 2012)

de John Kaden

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Centuries after the collapse of civilization, in a quiet village at the heart of the redwood forest, a tyrannical cult is plotting a massacre. The adults are murdered and the children are stolen away in cages while their homes burn around them. They are taken to the Nezran Temple and taught to be like their captors. The rewards, they are told, will be endless. Two childhood sweethearts, Jack and Lia, must make a vital decision--Should they struggle to fit in -- or fight to escape?A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger sets them on an unexpected course. What follows is a wild adventure down the ruins of the old California coast, through wasteland and woodland, as they go searching for the legendary Alexandria.Join them in this dark, apocalyptic saga that sets the rusted gears of history turning again.A novel of 130,000 words.… (més)
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Títol:Alexandria
Autors:John Kaden
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This is a truly fantastic book. It is an apocalyptic novel about two children who were abducted, along with the rest of the children in their village, when their parents were all murdered. It tells the story about their struggle to survive the ensuing years and how they eventually escape, and then make their way back again to help bring an end to the cult, and their king, who had them kidnapped in the first place.

It is not a book filled with mind numbing suspense with twists and turns on every page, but rather it is a beautifully written book with its fair share of suspense, cruelty and murder, but it is interspersed with kindness and adventure, as well as great descriptions of every-day life in a world that no longer bears any resemblance to the world we know today. The descriptions of the landscape and what it looks like hundreds of years after the fall of society is great, and it makes me wish this was a picture book, just to see it all for myself, through the eyes of the author.

It is a great book – I loved it.
  Rosemary_Montgomery | Jul 5, 2013 |
Alexandria by John Kaden is a beautifully written, enchanting, satisfying, and exceptional post-apocalyptic story. The tale revolves around Jack and Lia, two children who are kidnapped by a supposedly superior society. They are offered comfort, conveniences, and sanctuary if they will just accept the dystopian views of their kidnappers. This is a tough choice to make in a post-apocalyptic America, where most societies are tribal and primitive.

Jack and Lia eventually run away in search of a mythical advanced society called Alexandria, and a big part of the story involves their road trip along the California coast in search of Alexandria.

This story completely captivated me, to the point that I stayed up all night reading, and immediately looked for more books by Mr Kaden. I learned that this is his first book, which makes it that much more impressive. Jack and Lia live in a beautifully imagined and described world. It is completely authentic and fascinating. I want to read more about it. Jack and Lia carry the story; their relationship is strong and, again, beautifully described and written. Their love is woven throughout the story, but it never dominates or becomes a romantic novel...they just have a solid childhood friendship which becomes solid love and commitment over time. Their love carries them through the bleak events in their lives, and their long, arduous road trip.

While the story is about Jack and Lia and the quest for Alexandria, there are many other layers -- supporting characters are vividly illustrated, complex, and interesting. The post-apocalyptic world itself is another well written layer of the story. And finally, the moral questions that are posed by the many characters and the dystopian society are also a fascinating (but never dominating or preachy) aspect to the story.

All in all, an extremely satisfying, immersive, and beautifully written story set in a gorgeously conceived post-apocalyptic world. I am cheering Mr Kaden on for another book! Please keep writing. And quickly! ( )
  cmwilson101 | May 14, 2013 |
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Centuries after the collapse of civilization, in a quiet village at the heart of the redwood forest, a tyrannical cult is plotting a massacre. The adults are murdered and the children are stolen away in cages while their homes burn around them. They are taken to the Nezran Temple and taught to be like their captors. The rewards, they are told, will be endless. Two childhood sweethearts, Jack and Lia, must make a vital decision--Should they struggle to fit in -- or fight to escape?A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger sets them on an unexpected course. What follows is a wild adventure down the ruins of the old California coast, through wasteland and woodland, as they go searching for the legendary Alexandria.Join them in this dark, apocalyptic saga that sets the rusted gears of history turning again.A novel of 130,000 words.

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