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Posted May 27, 2009
Once again, Mara is setting sail, fleeing from one unstable place to the promise of others. Again she is headed north and again she is bringing bedraggled and hopeful survivors with her. Everyone is searching for the same thing. A safe place. A home. Land.
In a world where global warming has melted all of the polar ice caps and the world has been flooded, there doesn't seem to be much to hope for anymore. Mara led her family and friends north only to find that the New World city of New Mungo wasn't the salvation they had hoped for. Mara's cyberworld friend, Fox, has stayed behind to battle the corruption, while she sails north with Rowan, the Treenesters, the Urchins, and other escapees from New Mungo in search of the land Mara is sure exists.
Along the way, Mara will meet Tuck, a boy who has only ever lived on the sea. He lives on a floating "city" of connected boats, barges, and bridges, among people with a history of piracy. The navigational course that Fox programmed for Mara's ship didn't include such a civilization - and the ship causes damage to Tuck's people. He joins his people in pursuing the great ship with vengeance in his mind.
But, Tuck's people aren't the biggest threat facing Mara and the refugees of New Mungo. The safety of a distant land may also offer more danger than they ever imagined. And the very act of living is a hard-earned accomplishment as lives are won and lost in this inhospitable new world.
ZENITH is an exciting sequel to EXODUS; I found it to be even more intense and thrilling than the first novel. Julie Bertagna continues to describe a world that could be all too real if threats of global warming aren't taken to heart.
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Posted April 25, 2012
Posted March 25, 2012
I read Exodus back in middle school; for 4 years I have been timely searching for these books! I remember every detail of the book(s) except for the title; I'm glad today that I found them! This book and Exodus are extremely well written and instantaneously pulled me in. I'm currently waiting for the 3rd book! I'm not sure what it is called; or if there even is one, I vaguely remember the ending of this one but I'm sure there's a 3rd! Is it Pathfinder coming out in 10/?/2012? I hope so! This book is a must read! I fear that this might happen; but I believe a lot of things will happen .. So go pick up this book immediately! (Exodus first of course!) :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 4, 2012
Posted August 9, 2009
Aboard the white ship Arkiel, the emigrants of the lost city Wing are on a mission to find more land at the top of the Earth. They are smooth sailing, until they meet a fleet of ships made into a crumbling city called Pomperoy. Forcibly. In the boat city, Tuck the gypsea boy is fed up with his life on the edge of poverty. He joins the group on the Arkiel as they lead the ships of Pomperoy to land. But once they have it in their sights, who knows what's waiting for them?
I survived Zenith before reading Exodus without too much confusion. The part of this book that I enjoyed the most was the unique way that Julie Bertagna writes. It's almost like poetry, but the storyline is still very clear. The book gives you a dystopian fantasy edge, while still focusing on the catastrophic future effects of global warming. There are two different worlds, one on a quest, and one pirate sea-city. It's fascinating to see how they collide (literally).
-Literary Pizazz, literarypizazz.blogspot.com
Posted November 20, 2011
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Posted November 16, 2011
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