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Using her telescope, an orphan girl is first to spot an alien ship bound for Earth.
She’s befriended by the person from the vessel, but he hides a secret. His promise of peace is a trick. When she dies in an accident, his cloning technology restores her life.
Now her mind is a copy of his, and she knows the truth.

395 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2014

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Patrick Tylee

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Patrick Tylee is an award-winning author of six Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels. He's always working on the next story, and wishes it didn't take a year to publish a book. Patrick's favorite moments are when he's able to personally meet with fans at conventions and author events.

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Author 13 books431 followers
November 29, 2015
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved the concept of this book, but there were a few places where I got tripped up and had difficulty following the plot line. However, the characters are extremely in depth - I love Jove and Elmyrah - and the writing was excellent. I just got lost with new names, phrasing, etc. I recommend taking your time with this book and really digging in to get the most out of it.
1,284 reviews32 followers
May 20, 2015
A science fiction story of life on other planets. As someone who is not a science fiction fan this was a slow read for me, However, if you like Science Fiction this is a good book for you,
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July 2, 2015
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

by Patrick Tylee is a book for science fiction fans. It is full of a large assortment of out-of-this-world ideas, from Jove, a clone trying to save the planet Jupiter, to squid-like aliens, spaceships, and a disembodied voice named Wisdom.

Personally I found the story very hard going. A lot of the scientific jargon went over my head and I often had no idea what was going on during the first half of the book. Fortunately, once Jove arrived on planet Earth, the storyline was much easier to follow. The book became entertaining and often humorous as the clone interacted with the human race. Alas, the ending became just as confusing as the beginning and, I for one, am not entirely sure how the story was resolved.

Despite Wisdom not being the book for me, I was able to appreciate Tylee’s ability to write. For serious sci-fi lovers, there should not be anything to complain about.
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November 17, 2015
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. The first third of the book and the last few chapters I found confusing, lots of switching between characters and times. The middle was really good though, and fast paced.
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December 26, 2015
I received this book free to read from Goodreads.

Overall, an engaging read. Falls off a bit at the end.

This book has a viewpoint character as someone who was manufactured, and is completely non-terrestrial. He has to navigate a terrible choice between extinction of two planetary species (Jovian and Terran) from an implacable foe. And he has to do this by being an artful negotiator. He occasionally receives insane-looking directives from his AI counsel (Wisdom), which is supposed to help him thread this needle. Most of them pan out, with one glaring exception. In the process of these negotiations, he manages to disarm the nuclear stockpile of all countries of Earth (no mention of rogue nukes).

I love the plot of this book, as the protagonist is tuck between a rock and a heard place for almost the entirety of the book. Some of the technical aspects of it I found annoying, like how his super spacecraft that can transit from Jupiter to Earth in four days isn't bulletproof, or no mention of how loud a bullet hole whistling out the entire atmosphere of a space craft would be whistling. Ultimately, you have to forgive those sorts of things.

The one thing that really bothers me is why the AI tells him he needs all the sand on Earth, and that they're willing to give it up. This is never answered. While the sand is considered extremely rare and valuable outside of Earth, why couldn't he just make off with a few thousand tons to pay for his retirement? Sand has value to regular people, while nukes do not, so it feels like the governments of Earth would balk at giving it *all* to him. Also, he has no way to carry it off. Even stranger was that the Jovians were willing to give up their magical Jupiter sand, because they need it to live. They would all die without it.

So, great up until the end. I suspect writer's fatigue.
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July 20, 2015
Very interesting. It was easy to fall into this book. I loved the creativity. I hope to see more books from patrick tylee. I recieved this book through goodreads.
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