"A beautifully-written combination of tribal conflict, human and animal friendships, and a startling look at our possible future. This is an unforgettable book!" --R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Fear Street. “A solid conclusion to the Pandora’s Trilogy.”-- Nebula-award winning sci-fi author Jack McDevitt. Pandora’s Promise, the long-awaited conclusion to the trilogy"A beautifully-written combination of tribal conflict, human and animal friendships, and a startling look at our possible future. This is an unforgettable book!" --R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Fear Street. “A solid conclusion to the Pandora’s Trilogy.”-- Nebula-award winning sci-fi author Jack McDevitt. Pandora’s Promise, the long-awaited conclusion to the trilogy that began with the award-winning novel Pandora’s Genes, takes place in a world 100 years after a recombinant-DNA disaster destroyed all oil-based technology and caused widespread mutations. Due to an inherited genetic disease, the human race seems doomed to extinction. In this dangerous setting, Evvy, the brilliant young scientist trying to save humanity, sets out on a perilous quest, while Zach, the poet-warrior and Evvy’s self-exiled soul mate, encounters deadly challenges and surprising allies among disparate human and animal societies, including empathic elephants who roam the Great Plains. Unknowingly, both Zach and Evvy follow clues to the mysterious Eye–a source of hope? Of oblivion? Or merely a myth? Will time run out before they find the Eye--and each other?...
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pandora s promise Reviews
While this is, from the book's description, "The thrilling, stand-alone conclusion to the Pandora's Trilogy," I'm glad I read the first two first. While everything was explained in enough detail throughout this book, I had a depth of understanding that I probably wouldn't have had if I had only read Pandora's Promise.The theme of climate change and man-made catastrophes is strong in this book and really made me consider what our everyday products are made of. In the Pandora Trilogy, the "Change" came about because man messed with the DNA of bacteria to help clean up a massive oil spill. The DNA mutated and "ate" anything made with petroleum. Further mutations affected plants and animals, making the world a very difficult place to live. A partial list of petroleum-based items is given in a diary entry from the time of the Change. I read that list thinking, "No, that can't possibly be right. Clothes, basketballs, and computers have petroleum in them?" Well, I just did some research, and, yes, hundreds of items we use every day have petroleum in them. Imagine how the world would come screeching to a halt if all petroleum-based products stopped working or just fell apart.That's the world of this trilogy and how a few generations later they're still trying to make a stable civilization and deal with climate change on very limited knowledge. The characters have deep senses of loyalty to each other and to the "greater good." The different "civilizations" across the country are as different as can be and have very unique ways to cope and govern, particularly the Pros.I love the diary entries that were given about the time of the Change and how they linked to and influenced a few of our main characters.If you've read my reviews of the first two books (Pandora's Genes and Pandora's Children), you're already familiar with my longing for an empathic, capable fox-cat. Now I also want an elephant. I don't know where I would put one, but the Dream Tasters (elephants) in Pandora's Promise would make great companions. Perhaps I could fence in the back yard, but it is a bit small.I do hope this isn't the last book in this world. I'm very curious what happens next for each of the main characters and with "the Eye." Douglas Adams had four books in his trilogy, so Kathryn Lance can, too.
I had mixed feelings about this book. At first I was so excited there was a third book after 30 years! But it took me a long time to get into it. This after rereading the first two.As always the love triangle was my least favorite (as it is in ANY series). I had thought the lucky guy was already chosen but things were still up in the air. I was happy with the final winner though. I liked that we finally saw some other groups of people and their way of life. Although those ways of life weren't sketched out enough for me.My favorite part of the book was the glimpse of the actual Change. That was really cool but did it have to be linked with people we knew? A little overkill.The ending... hmmm how do I review that without giving anything away... I don't think I can. All I can say is that I kind of liked it but not that much. Except of course the love triangle winner.Oh and the elephants! At first I thought the idea was ridiculous and I had a hard time wrapping my head around it. Then I reminded myself I read a series with telepathic horses and have no problem with that. So I let it go and went with it.
As this is the third in Kathryn’s Post Apocalystic saga, I was unsure if I’d fully understand it as I haven’t read books 1 &2. There was no need for me to worry though as Pandora’s Promise works perfectly as a standalone story.Compelling, Engaging, well paced and scarily believable throughout, makes this the one Dystopian Post-Apocalyptic to be added to your 2015 reading (or beyond of course).
Captivating and thought provoking!I could not put this book down. The genre is not my favorite but maybe I'll be a convert after reading "Pandora's Promise". Not only very creative but professionally written and obviously well researched. I enjoyed it a lot and recommend it to animal lovers !
Here is my reviewhttp://www.amazon.com/review/R26Y3WCM... I am 100% done
I wasn't I would like the post apolypitic scene that seems it might turn into another apolypse. I liked how the ending was one of beauty and happyness, even if the story was not.