The Fifth day of Christmas

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 My review of The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett.

This Young Adult novel is set at Torch Lake in  Clement Valley, America. Thirteen year old Warren Wilkes, an orphan who lives with his Uncle Dave, performs a mischievous act of sabotage, against his property developer neighbors, in revenge for the Finleys’ plans to spoil the natural environment.

Warren flees along the forest trails with Finley Snr. and Finley Jnr. in hot pursuit. Desperately trying to cover his tracks, Warren stumbles across something which takes him on an epic adventure into the realms of science, space and fantasy.

Caught up in a frightening world of robot-like clones, the young eco-warrior must fight to save both his own life and those of his fellow refugees.

Suspense-driven, in the style of Indiana Jones, this story kept my interest – with two exceptions: Big chunks of factual narrative, especially in the earlier part of the novel, slow the action. And Warren’s point of view doesn’t seem authentic sometimes. For example: I can’t envisage a 13 year old describing a room as well appointed, or him thinking of a 35 year old woman as young.

Overall, The Gaia Wars provides satisfying, pulse-racing entertainment. It finishes on a  knife-edge of uncertainty… with a teaser – the first few pages of the sequel: Battle for Cascadia.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

6 romantic cuddles;

5 or more chances to win $$$$$;

4 sexy stories;

3 Bad Boy articles;

2 loads of laundry and 1 festive cake to share.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 7 shirts to iron;

6 romantic cuddles;

5 or more chances to win;

4 sexy stories;

3 Bad Boy articles;

2 loads of laundry and 1 festive cake to share!

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

8 Kiwi Kisses;

7 shirts to iron;

6 romantic cuddles;

5 or more chances to win;

4 sexy stories; 3 Bad Boy articles;

2 loads of laundry and 1 festive cake to share!

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 9 socks to mend -yeah, right…

8 Kiwi Kisses; 

7 shirts to iron;

6 romantic cuddles;

5 or more chances to win;

4 sexy stories; 3 Bad Boy articles;

2 loads of laundry and 1 festive cake to share!

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4 Responses to The Fifth day of Christmas

  1. Cherie, thanks so much for giving The Gaia Wars a place on your blog and for the nice review. I’m glad you liked the book overall and I appreciate the feedback. –And I’m thrilled to have the story compared to Indiana Jones– thanks for that! Best wishes.

  2. Cherie Le Clare says:

    You are most welcome, Kenneth. I’d love to see it made into a movie!

  3. Emlyn Chand says:

    Great review, Cherie! I actually likened Gaia to Indiana Jones too. Great minds thinking a like and all that? ;-)

    Would you mind cross-posting this review to Amazon and GoodReads to help up exposure for these wonderful books?

    Thanks,
    Emlyn

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