Zane swore as a child to someday protect all of the odd people in the world. He studied chameleons and muscle groups as he taught himself to alter his own appearance, and it turned out that skills for blending were very helpful to a young boy too smart and too different to fit in well. But as... show more
Zane swore as a child to someday protect all of the odd people in the world. He studied chameleons and muscle groups as he taught himself to alter his own appearance, and it turned out that skills for blending were very helpful to a young boy too smart and too different to fit in well. But as an adult, things have changed. Zane finds that he now just wants to be himself. He gets a degree in neuroscience to understand abilities that even he recognizes as astonishing. Worst of all, he is fast discovering that everyone is odd. He hadn't counted on that. He lands in the sales department of Penthes Pharmaceuticals, only to discover that not everyone at Penthes likes him, or wants him to know the mysteries that the company has worked so hard to keep hidden. Sent on a sales boondoggle to the South Pacific, he finds others with talents as surprising as his own and with problems far worse. Can he help them all? Can he even help himself? Fantasy, reality and a bit of speculative science come together as Zane uses all the unique abilities he has to resist turning from a murder suspect into a murder victim. Then he has to sort out just how to keep that childhood promise.
Publish date: 2012-12-06
Publisher: Cinnabar Press
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
Would you recommend this book? Without a doubt, I will recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a unique science fiction read. As you start to read, you think how can a story about shape shifters become interesting. Then the author layers shape shifting with a little fantasy, and layers that...
Where did the story take place? The most prominent area is of course the South Pacific. A lot of the descriptions seemed real so I assume the author has either lived or travelled there.What other books has this author written? This book is apparently part of a series. The book club members and I hav...
Do any characters grow or change during the course of the novel? I understand that this book is a "companion novel" in a yet to be completed series. The book club started reading from y1 and we've just started z2. Given there must have been some sort of introduction in the first book, I felt that th...
Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? The conclusion. The book ended with Zane at a different stage of his life but the reader has grown up with him by the time you get to the end and you want the best for him which in many ways, the author did not disappoint.Why wou...
What were the main themes of the book? Life vs. death. This author has displayed a unique and creative way of exploring both themes that had us captivated from the first chapter onwards. The book starts with a 7 year old Zane who is contemplating future and his whole life ahead of him. Then there's ...