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Adventure and excitement on an alien world. Packed with exotic world-building and amazing characters, Arkad's World is a rollicking adventure story about growing up and the things we share that make us human, from celebrated author James L. Cambias.
Young Arkad is the only human on a distant world, on his own among beings from across the galaxy. His struggle to survive on the lawless streets of an alien city is disrupted by the arrival of three humans: an eccentric historian named Jacob, a superhuman cyborg girl called Baichi, and a mysterious ex-spy known as Ree. They seek a priceless treasure which might free Earth from alien domination. Arkad risks everything to join them on an incredible quest halfway across the planet. With his help they cross the fantastic landscape, battling pirates, mercenaries, bizarre creatures, vicious bandits and the harsh environment. But the deadliest danger comes from treachery and betrayal within the group as dark secrets and hidden loyalties come to light.
“Far-flung adventure...Cambias offers up an entertaining coming-of-age novel filled with action and surprises. His aliens are suitably non-human in mannerisms, attitudes, and objectives, and his worldbuilding suggests a vast universe ready for further exploration. Readers...will find this hits the spot.” (Publishers Weekly)
“...a classic quest story, a well-paced series of encounters with different folk along the way, building momentum toward a final confrontation with Arkad's past...[with] a delicious twist to the end.” (ALA Booklist)
"Cambias has achieved a feat of world-building: an expansive, believable setting with fascinating aliens, compelling mysteries, and a rich sense of history." (Bookpage)
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- Todd Albert
Great World Building as in the John Carter Stories
A wonderful novel, extremely well written. The surprising and enjoyably refreshing weirdness of it all and the great storytelling reminded me of the first time I picked up one of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars novels. I look forward to more works from this author.
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Cambias Rules In New Sci Fi
Powerful plot driven story in a setting filled with incredibly detailed and imaginative world building. Plot twists and a heroic quest make the story a great fireside book to relax and listen to or enjoy as I did on morning commutes. Bravo James Cambias!
- Amazon Customer
Coming of age adventure fun..
I can truly say that this book locked me in with all the various interesting alien life-forms that inhabited the world. they were just strange enough to be unique, that is you don't hear about them and immediately relate them two an animal that you know of.
I found it very hard to put down, and would go to Great Lengths to continue reading on it so I could get to the next part.
the ending did leave me satisfied with the twist. I will definitely be looking up other works by this author. well worth the credit