Zoe's Tale Hardcover – Aug 19 2008
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In the touching fourth novel set in the Old Man's War universe, Scalzi revisits the events of 2007's The Last Colony from the perspective of Zoë, adopted daughter of previous protagonists Jane Sagan and John Perry. Jane and John are drafted to help found the new human colony of Roanoke, struggling against a manipulative and deceitful homeworld government, native werewolf-like creatures and a league of aliens intent on preventing all space expansion and willing to eradicate the colony if needed. Meanwhile, teenage Zoë focuses more on her poetic boyfriend, Enzo; her sarcastic best friend, Gretchen; and her bodyguards, a pair of aliens from a race called the Obin who worship and protect Zoë because of a scientific breakthrough made by her late biological father. Readers of the previous books will find this mostly a rehash, but engaging character development and Scalzi's sharp ear for dialogue will draw in new readers, particularly young adults. (Aug.)
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Zoe's story plays out as we get to see from her perspective what she was seeing, and doing, that was only hinted at in the applicable Old Man's War series.
Who else has two alien body guards and a step Dad and Mom who have to run a new colony on a hidden planet. While Zoe is adopted, she shows that she can be just as devious, and funnt, as her adopted parents.
This is a great read. I recommend reading the three books in the Old Man's War series (The Old man's War - The Ghost Brigade - The Last Colony) before this one; but the story will stand on it's own.
Highly recommended BOOK - SERIES - AUTHOR
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Fairly repetitious of the other book in the series. I felt Zoe's tale could of been written in a couple of chapters in the previous book. A different perspective.. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Douglas T. Mccartney