Sixteen-year-old Nick Brynner is thrust into prehistoric Africa to make a wrenching judgment - whether to save our genetic ancestors, the real-life "Adam" and "Eve" whose genes survive in all of us - or to consider saving the planet, and resetting human history, by eliminating this pair and trying again. Even as he fights for survival in a hostile environment, Nick and his ally Eleanor Terrell must struggle with the competing demands of love, humanity, civilization, and the pristine wild. This is a teen time-travel thriller that combines pulse-pounding excitement with big questions about our species and our role on earth. The adventure begins when Nick explores an old fort on a forbidden island for a high school history project and stumbles onto a time wormhole. Soon he finds himself in a nearby village that is mysteriously deserted and patrolled by a creature that looks like a gargoyle. He is saved from this monster by an enigmatic teen named Ellie. The pair are taken to a spaceship and given an awful test by a stern "angel-alien," and then thrust into an obstacle course testing their abilities to survive. The teens ultimately escape to the African savanna of 50,000 years ago to find and the genetic Adam and Eve - our common ancestors identified by recent DNA research. Adventures with lions, crocs, hippos and snakes form an odyssey that takes our heroes to a primitive tribe of humans and a society they must not just understand, but lead. Fire, pursuit, war, and betrayal lead to a chilling climax in which Nick must make a terrible choice - one which will provoke debate and thought in teen and adult readers alike.
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
William Dietrich is the author of twenty books and a New York Times bestseller for his Ethan Gage series of Napoleonic thrillers. His novels have sold into twenty-eight languages. He also writes nonfiction on the Pacific Northwest. As a career journalist, Dietrich shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill while at the Seattle Times. He is a winner of the PNBA book award and the Washington Governor Writers Award, and lives in Washington State.
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The Murder of Adam and Eve based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
THE MURDER OF ADAM AND EVE is a bold venture into territory most fear to tread in the world of commercial fiction. I applaud William Dietrich for his masterful weaving of environmentalism, creation, and the meaning of human life in an engaging story. Through the point of view of sixteen-year-old Nick, the themes come alive in the story adventure. Thought-provoking and worthy of much discussion, this is a book teens and adults will find entertaining.
Good entertaining read, enjoyed it
Given To Me For An Honest Review The Murder of Adam and Eve by Wiliam Dietrich is a book for both teens and adults. It is about creation, environmentalism, the meaning to life. This is an engaging story told in the view point of a sixteen year old boy. As your imagination is captured the themes of this book come alive. It is very thought provoking and is well worth the read and discussion afterward. If you are open minded then it's a book for you. I recommend it to all. I look forward to a sequel for William Dietrich for this book.
I really enjoyed this book, and particularly liked the section that took place in Prehistoric Africa. Well worth reading!