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Huahuqui (Children of the Fifth Sun, #1)

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  24 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
KELLY GRAHAM is a narcissistic self-assured freelance photographer who specialises in underwater assignments. While Kelly is on a project in the Amazon with his best friend and travelling companion, Chris D'Souza, a mysterious government official enters his life and turns it upside down. A simple request to retrieve a strange object from deep underwater puts Kelly in the m ...more
Paperback, First, 156 pages
Published June 15th 2012 by Agrestic Publishing (first published May 23rd 2012)
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Jun 10, 2012 Stu rated it liked it
(3.5 stars)I stumbled on Huahuqui(pronounced "Wow-Kay") by chance here on Goodreads. I thought the premise intriguing and was interested to see the direction the author took - especially seeing as the book is written from an Atheistic view point and I am a Christian.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book and think that Gareth Worthington in Huahuqui has created a fast paced and engaging yarn that is well worth your time. But(and there's always a but) this novella is not without it's issues.

Nicole Eden
Apr 01, 2014 Nicole Eden rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
One of the toughest obstacles when it comes to writing is whether or not you have the ability to portray your story in a way where the reader can see what you as the writer is visualizing. I know personally how difficult that is because of my own background with writing and its technicalities. There wasn't a moment while reading Huahuqui where I felt lost or struggled to understand what was going on because of the excellent details. As crazy as it sounds, I felt as if I was there along for the r ...more
Emma Wood
May 29, 2012 Emma Wood rated it really liked it
Well what can I say this is a whole lot of story in not a lot of book, this debut novella is jam packed full of action, intrigue, conspiracy, a pinch of potential romance in the offing, and if that isn’t enough a man sized salamander (not as weird as it sounds). The breakneck pacing keeps you hooked and whisks you through the story, neatly weaving together the different threads to a satisfying if somewhat open conclusion, there is second book coming I believe. So why not 5 stars, well it’s prett ...more
Aug 06, 2012 NVTony rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed writers style and story was a real mind bender. Cannot rave enough about how this one suited my craving for a mystery.
Jul 22, 2012 Stacey rated it really liked it
Shelves: firstreads
I received this book as part of Goodreads First Reads programme.

I was a little wary when I first received this book through the post; how could i get stuck into a story that was only 146 pages long? Even whilst reading the first half of the book, my fears were that I wouldn't be able to develop a bond with the characters but I hold my hands up; I was wrong! Somehow, Gareth Worthington has managed to weave just the right amount of character development into an action packed storyline that leaves
Samantha Walford
May 30, 2012 Samantha Walford rated it it was amazing
Having picked the book out of the morning post and running straight out the front door, arriving at work I thought I'd take a quick peek inside- well that put paid to any work from me for the day! I was totally hooked, it is fast paced and addictive. The lead character draws you in and you immediately feel a fondness for him, wanting and willing him to succeed. Also the blossoming potential romance is a reason to come back for the sequel, will they, won't they- I'm a sucker for a bit of romance ...more
Sep 27, 2013 Rebekah rated it really liked it
Gareth Worthington's sci-fi novella, Huahuqui, is a brief, but entertaining read. I am deeply respectful of Worthington's skill at telling such a riveting story in less than 146 pages. This specific genre is one of the most challenging to write and sell because the writer has to create not only an entertaining storyline, but characters readers want to invest in in a short span of time. Although some of the military language and scientific jargon was a bit over my head, I was still thoroughly ent ...more
Kay Smillie
May 30, 2013 Kay Smillie rated it really liked it
It's not often that I come across a main character in a book who has a particular trait that gets on my bits. Dr Worthington, on the character of Kelly Graham you have surpassed yourself!

I admit I got bored with his constant swearing. I'm no prude but it was just a little OTT. Any other book and I would have put it down and never gone back to it...but as I have the sequel too I thought he must surely get better?

Once I ignored what niggled me and actually got into the story I was hooked. What a f
Jan 16, 2014 Neil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first thing that I noticed when reading a precis of the book was that it wasn't a run of the mill plot line. There definitely seems to be a bit for everyone in here. One thing I will say is that the first few chapters did seem to be a bit cumbersome, but if you persevere with those you will be glad that you did. I would not be at all surprised if this book is not adapted into a film at some point. I am hoping that there might even be a sequel as it was left slightly open ended
Megan Henn
Aug 24, 2013 Megan Henn marked it as to-read
Oh my god, I devoured this book in a day!! So amazing.

I've suggested this book to a ton of people, and once you read it, you'll want to do the same!
Jun 25, 2012 Jakenv rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure, fiction
Great adventure. Highly recommend.
Eric Morgan Boyd
Jun 10, 2013 Eric Morgan Boyd rated it really liked it
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A Thriller. Many Leagues under the sea and furthere on.

If, like most, you are saturated by the debate on the origin of our species, as human, watch out, look at your hands again, and you may see claws or less than five fingers. Huahuqui, reminds me, as a reader that our descendent origin is not necessarily only from the Garden of Eden.

No. It is possible that in the larger womb of biochemical mixes, from the sea, that we sprang… from a creature. Or at least having some form of bestial DNA. But,
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Not the most advanced species on the planet? 2 3 Jun 10, 2013 07:32AM  
I currently live in Switzerland, where I work full time as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry.

I am represented by Renee Fountain at Gandolfo Helin Fountain Literary, New York.

I hold an honors degree in Marine Biology, a PhD in comparative endocrinology, and have spent almost ten years in various medical and marketing roles for pharma. However, my constant thirst for knowledge in all disc
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