Ariel [NOOK Book]

Overview


At four-thirty one Saturday afternoon the laws of physics as we know them underwent a change. Electronic devices, cars, industries stopped. The lights went out. Any technology more complicated than a lever or pulley simply wouldn't work. A new set of rules took its place—laws that could only be called magic. Ninety-nine percent of humanity has simply vanished. Cities lie abandoned. Supernatural creatures wander the silenced achievements of a ...
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Overview


At four-thirty one Saturday afternoon the laws of physics as we know them underwent a change. Electronic devices, cars, industries stopped. The lights went out. Any technology more complicated than a lever or pulley simply wouldn't work. A new set of rules took its place—laws that could only be called magic. Ninety-nine percent of humanity has simply vanished. Cities lie abandoned. Supernatural creatures wander the silenced achievements of a halted civilization.

Pete Garey has survived the Change and its ensuing chaos. He wanders the southeastern United States, scavenging, lying low. Learning. One day he makes an unexpected friend: a smartassed unicorn with serious attitude. Pete names her Ariel and teaches her how to talk, how to read, and how to survive in a world in which a unicorn horn has become a highly prized commodity.

When they learn that there is a price quite literally on Ariel's head, the two unlikely companions set out from Atlanta to Manhattan to confront the sorcerer who wants her horn. And so begins a haunting, epic, and surprisingly funny journey through the remnants of a halted civilization in a desolated world. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497612228
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 218,258
  • File size: 480 KB

Meet the Author


Steven R. Boyett was born in Atlanta, Georgia, grew up all over Florida, and attended the University of Tampa on a writing scholarship before quitting to write his first novel, Ariel, when he was nineteen.

Soon after Ariel was published he moved from Florida to Los Angeles, California, where he continued to write fiction and screenplays as well as teach college writing courses, seminars, and workshops. He has published stories in literary, science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies and magazines, as well as publishing articles and comic books. In the early Nineties his imprint Sneaker Press published chapbooks by the poets Carrie Etter and the late Nancy Lambert.

Steve has also been a martial arts instructor, professional paper marbler, advertising copywriter, proofreader, tyepsetter, writing teacher, and Website designer and editor.

In 2000 Steve took some time off from writing. He learned to play the didgeridoo and began composing and DJing electronic music.

As a DJ he has played clubs, conventions, parties, Burning Man, and sporting events. He produces three of the world's most popular music podcasts: Podrunner, Podrunner: Intervals, and Groovelectric. 
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  • Posted December 18, 2012

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    I first read this book when I was a teenager. I have read it pr

    I first read this book when I was a teenager. I have read it probably 6 times in all. I love the story. I think this book is probably a young adult to a degree and not just because the Hero is a teenager. I can say I have read this book as an adult with my own kids.My husband and both my kids have also read it. We are all fans of post-apocalyptic stories. I think the author did a really good job of conveying the emotions between Pete and Ariel. I was moved. More than once found myself tearing up there at the end of the tale. Great job. I don't read a story and judge it on how accurate the details may be. It's a story. As far as I'm concerned the author is at liberty to do whatever he/she wants with that story. If it is interesting and people enjoy it then the goal has been reached. If I'm reading an historical fiction, then I would expect more research/accuracy of detail. Not a "Tolkien" and I'm glad. There is such a thing as too much information/detail. The only reason I haven't read Elegy Beach is I'm afraid I wont love it as much as Ariel.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    Not a Fantasy Fan But This Was Great

    I have to say that I hate fantasy. Hate it, hate it, hate it. Haven't even read any Tolkien because, well, I hate fantasy.

    That said, I sat down and started reading this because a friend told me this was the book for someone who hates fantasy, but would like a good read. And he was right. The book grabbed me from the start, and held my attention all the way to the end. While I wasn't too happy with the ending, it was consistent and correct for the book.

    Go ahead. Buy it and read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2001

    It was a good book if you like Fantasy

    was kinda dark as well more for adults the kids I love my copy of the book

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