Zoe's Tale (Old Man's War, #4)
Meet Zoe Boutin-Perry. Daughter. Colonist. Icon. The only hope for the people she loves.Sixteen years old.Zoe thought when her parents were selected to lead a new colony world, that the three of them would begin a new life among that stars but the colony isn't what it seems. Zoe, her family and... show more
Meet Zoe Boutin-Perry. Daughter. Colonist. Icon. The only hope for the people she loves.Sixteen years old.Zoe thought when her parents were selected to lead a new colony world, that the three of them would begin a new life among that stars but the colony isn't what it seems. Zoe, her family and her fellow colonists are unwilling thrust front and center in a struggle between the human Colonial Union and the alien Conclave, and there's no guarantee that any of them, human or alien, will survive.Zoe is more than just a teenager caught in the middle. Her unique past makes her the one person who can save her colony, and in saving it, save humanity. But it won't be easy, or simple, or sure. Zoe will need every bit of her intelligence, wit and will to help her family and friends, and make it back to them alive.The fourth book in the Old Man's War series, and a companion book to The Last Colony, Zoe's Tale was nominated for the Hugo and Norton Awards.
Publish date: April 30th 2011
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
Series: Old Man's War (#4)
A funny thing happened while I was reading a series about a science fiction military space opera book. A YA book magically appeared in my reader. Now I'm not against YA books and YA series, I've read quite a few. I've even read books and series for whatever would be a, for a lack of a better term...
I really enjoyed this quick read. I might have rated it higher if it was a story on its own, but this fourth book in the Old Man's War series tells the same exact story as the previous book, but from the point of view of a different character. I loved the read from this new perspective, but there w...
Scalzi admits that this book arose from complaints about two plot holes in the previous volume of the series, giving us the same story from the perspective of the former protagonist's daughter. Initially this is boring because, despite a convincingly different (i.e. teenage girl's as opposed to her ...
After enjoying the first three books of Old Man’s War, I decided to read Zoe’s Tale even though I was familiar with a common complaint of its detractors– specifically that it tells the same story as book three. But like the optimist I sometimes pretend to be, I thought this one would still be enjoya...
I'm not a huge fan of stories that re-tell other stories. There's a trend going on where modern writers re-tell fairy tales from a different perspective, with varying degrees of success ("Snow, Glass, Apples" is that sort of thing done right; Maleficent isn't), but when a writer re-tells one of his...