The Fire Seekers
The time of our immortality is at hand.
An undeciphered language in Crete. A rash of mysterious disappearances, from Bolivia to Japan. An ancient warning at the ruins of Babel. And a new spiritual leader, who claims that human history as we understand it is about to come to an end.
Seventeen-year-old Daniel Calder’s world falls apart when a freak accident brings personal t...more
This often dragged and then would pick up with some new theory or discovery, only to lag again shortly after.
Without the very complex index in the back of the book, I think one would be completely lost ...more
Okay so the whole "We want ...more
First, let just say that…
I’m not proud to be giving a book zero stars because writing takes a lot time and effort. I really wanted to like this book but there were so many things wrong with it that I just couldn’t go on.
Daniel is one of the most annoying protagonists I’ve read all year. He’s very stiff, his mind is quite boring (how is that even possible?), and he does the most unrealistic things ever. He’s a homeschooled kid who goes bu ...more
An atheist and a genius, Bill Caler is the father of Daniel. When Bill announces that ...more
The Fire Seekers is a rare book that defies categorization. Is it Christian fiction? Science fiction? Mystery? Suspense?
The characterization is impeccable, the dialogue is funny yet believable, and the plotting is tremendous.
But what makes this book so special for me is the surprise. I was kept guessing ...more
There was very little tension. I never once worried that the main character was in any danger, because he is Awesome (tm). At 17 he's an ultra rich master of Ka ...more
I am happy to report that I enjoyed it. To be honest, I wish I could give the book a 3.5 star rating because, for me, there were some significant structural issues that bothered me. But I was fairly quickly drawn into the story and am curious enough about where it's going that I will likely end up reading the entire trilogy. Ulti ...more
TV shows that remind me of this book: The Bletchley Circle (Iona was my favorite character and she's a lot like the main character in season 1), Bones (I mean look at this cast of characters), Masterchef Junior (he can cook like nobody's business, apparently)
Why of why then, did I NOT like ...more
The book is based on an interesting philosophical question: Why does the human spec ...more
The characters are completely unbelievable and stupid. When a group of people come across a helicopter, of course the first person you ask if he knows how to fly ...more
WOW... Wait just a minute... I have to catch my breath. I feel like I've been on a merry-go-round and it just kept turning faster and faster.
If you are looking for something exciting and different and just totally off the wall this book is for you!
Don't have time to write any more, I have to start Book 2 NOW!!!!!
I enjoy books that weave unsolved mysteries into a fictional world and adventure. Mr. Farr has done a great job of it. This feels a lot like a young adult version of the Area 51 series by Robert Doherty.
The only negative I found about this book? The sequel isn't available yet.
And the ideas were great, too. But somehow the whole book just missed. It's like a Rube Goldberg invention. Just throw in extra scenes and characters for no reason. Accentuate things that don't need to be accentuated.
One concrete example ...more
I have had this book for awhile in my Kindle. I got it as a First read choice, but as most of those tend to go for me, it got put on the back burner until I could find some time. I'm glad I finally found some and chose to read it out of the many First reads that are sitting in my device. I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the mixture of theories going on, and the story the author created around some really big questions. I think it drew me in because there is this sense o ...more
Before becoming a full-time writer I worked as a teacher of English as a second language, a farmhand, a journalist, a college philosophy professor, a voiceover talent, a corporate trainer and speechwriter, a co ...more