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    download ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Christopher Mahoney [The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun] EBOOK / PDF I read the advance readers’ unedited copy a paperback edition It has significantly fewer pages 265 than does the hardcover edition 31 4 pages due out on 2209 I wonder what if anything I missed I’m tempted to read “the whole book” if in fact there are significant differencesadditions I did notice some typos although I also often notice those in final copy published booksI really liked the writing style of this author This is an engag

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    [The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun] EBOOK / PDF Christopher Mahoney ✓ 3 download free download The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun This story is a wonderful blend of fantasy adventure and science fiction which means just about perfect for any young reader The action was exciting and should easily hold the attention span of elementary school students

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    [The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun] EBOOK / PDF What an entertaining well designed and satisfying read As I read this first effort by a clever Mr Mahoney I was uickly sucked into a youth parallel to my own where realistic fantasy is a reality and where kids become heros I thoroughly enjoyed the story the characters are vivid and well developed the only thing wanting is pages to turn This being feels accessible than other contemporaries in the youth fantasy genre Dr

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    [The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun] EBOOK / PDF I enjoyed reading Onyx Sun and read it in two sittings It was exciting and well paced and Grandfather was a well written character The book had humor than I expected and I actually laughed out loud several times I'm looking forward to the next books

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    [The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun] EBOOK / PDF A fun and imaginative story carries this indie published children's book along even when the writing is a little rough in spots And enjoyable blend of fantasy and sci fi elements

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    [The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun] EBOOK / PDF Christopher Mahoney's The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun is the story of a 10 year old boy named Zack Goodspeed whose mysterious grandfather Fyodor Confucius Goodspeed is an eccentric genius who invents unthinkably advanced technology as easily as the average person ties their shoes think Nikola Tesla with the volume turned up to 11 With the help of one of his classmates Angelina Max Maximillian Zack stows

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    [The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun] EBOOK / PDF The first half of the book is really a fun and intriguing read that both young and old will like A 5 all the way Two kids make an alliance to figure out what Zack's crazy in genius inventive grandfather is up to It results in some great adventures ending up on a space ship his crazy grandfather has created and going to the moon and beyond It holds a promise of really a great adventure into spaceSuddenly after landing on the moon t

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Christopher Mahoney ✓ 3 download review The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB This page refers to the Advance Review Copy that was distributed in 2008 in limited uantities to members of the press and online reviewers The following description is from the final book isbn13 9780979520259 published May 2 2009The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun is an award winning space adventure for young adults that has earned the acclaim of Publisher's Weekly Writer's Digest com and kids and parents everywhereThe book follows Zack Goodspeed a perfectly normal 11 year old boy who discovers his eccentric grandfather has invented a source of unlimited power called the Onyx Sun and harnessed that power to fuel a spaceship Stowing away on the ship with. I read the advance readers unedited copy a paperback edition It has significantly fewer pages 265 than does the hardcover edition 31 4 pages due out on 2209 I wonder what if anything I missed I m tempted to read the whole book if in fact there are significant differencesadditions I did notice some typos although I also often notice those in final copy published booksI really liked the writing style of this author This is an engaging story with likeable characters It s a rollicking good time that many kids will enjoy I see it for 9 13 year olds both boys and girls and as an adult who enjoys children s and young adult books I liked this book which is geared to middle school readers The villain was a bit over the top evil but it worked ok for me given the whole story The kids were empowered but the adults were not relegated to a back seat either The reader must be willing to suspend disbelief in order to be entertained by this story something that I found easy to doThere s a companion web site where readers can write alternate text which apparently the author checks or will be checking when the book is officially published This makes this book even appealing to reluctant readers and reluctant writers too It could also spark an interest in the sciences even though it s science fiction extremely heavy on the fictionOh and it s obvious that seuels are planned and I m looking forward to any that get published

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Christopher Mahoney ✓ 3 download review The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB E fast paced novel keeps the reader engaged throughout The main characters are nicely done the plot is exciting and there’s a clear jumping off point for a seuel which young sci fi fans would surely look forward toThis debut novel by Christopher Mahoney has also won an honorable mention in the 17th Annual Writer's Digest Self Published Book Awards and reached the semifinals of the 2010 Breakthrough Novel AwardsAn engaging book for young readers as well as the rest of the family The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun inspires all of us with visions of what life could be like as humanity spreads into the stars More information and online secure order form a. Christopher Mahoney s The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun is the story of a 10 year old boy named Zack Goodspeed whose mysterious grandfather Fyodor Confucius Goodspeed is an eccentric genius who invents unthinkably advanced technology as easily as the average person ties their shoes think Nikola Tesla with the volume turned up to 11 With the help of one of his classmates Angelina Max Maximillian Zack stows aboard the enormous spaceship his grandfather has secretly built Together with thousands of people from all over the world they set off to establish a colony on the moonThis seems like a good book for readers aged 9 12 especially those who are getting interested in sci fi Coming to it as an adult reader however I didn t find a lot to engage me I enjoyed the setup and was delighted by a logic problem in chapter 10 involving three light bulbs whose solution was simple but elegant After the point in the book where Zack and Max board the spaceship however I couldn t help but ask a lot of uestions First of all how did so many people from all over the globe get involved with Grandfather Goodspeed s mission without a single person on earth who was not involved with the mission catching on Certainly the media would be interested in a group of people who planned to establish a colony on the moon wouldn t they And how did the evil Dr Machvel secretly turn half of Grandfather Goodspeed s crew against Goodspeed without any of the good guys getting wise to what was going on These are probably not things children will worry about once they get caught up in all the intergalactic derring do of the narrative but as an adult the situations and conflicts just didn t ring true to me And the names of some of the characters are just silly Machvel s first name is Ian Get it Machvel Ian Machiavellian Also the lack of many narrative surprises was something of a detriment for me As soon as Dr Machvel is introduced to the reader he is described as olive skinned with a pointed black beard and a low steady voice that was almost a hiss Grandfather Goodspeed s right hand man Commander Chase on the other hand is described as broad shouldered with a cleft chin jutting from his face The fact that Machvel is evil and scheming and that Chase is stalwart and true should come as a surprise to absolutely no one who learned to tell the good guys from the bad guys by watching Republic serials from the 1930s So much for teaching children that you can t tell a person s character from their appearance Oh well At least Machvel isn t an opium smoking Chinese man with really long fingernails The characters in this book are generally two dimensional but Machvel is probably the most egregious example His physical loathsomeness isn t even consistent when he reappears toward the end of the book he is hunched over and using a cane to walk Unless I m mistaken I don t remember that detail from earlier in the bookThe pacing was sometimes a problem for me It only seemed as if the protagonists were in danger when Mahoney wanted them to be For instance Zack Max and their friend Sanjay had plenty of time to play around with enormous constructioncombat machines called Mechs in a simulation room and the danger Machvel poses only rears its head again when Zack and his friends realize that maybe they should start trying to ferret out traitors onboard On a positive note however the Mechs are some of Mahoney s coolest creations and I had fun reading about themGrandfather Goodspeed is potentially the most interesting character but most of the time he seems like a writer s creation than an actual character For instance his bumbling provides most of the book s humor but his unerring genius provides the book with its basic plot How are these two sides of his personality reconciled They re not And maybe they re not supposed to be but for the most part I thought it made him a unbelievable creation than a nuanced character For instance down on earth he consistently blows up his laboratory in classic goofy mad scientist fashion but is still able to supervise construction of an enormous spaceship that can take thousands of people from the earth to the moon and that seems technologically a century or two ahead of its time and that features so many unnecessary bells and whistles I was surprised that it was ever able to actually take off Grandfather Goodspeed s private uarters feature such byzantine accoutrements as sheer black tiles two curved stairways black leather couches that levitate above the floor and a solid gold statueThe ostentation of the spaceship really hits its apex in the great hall which is described in a way that seems like hagiography than it does sci fi The wall at this end was decorated like an altar A series of wide stairs led from the floor covered in blue and purple rags edged with gold Towering stone statues of the titan Atlas rose up on either side of the back wall his muscles straining from the vast globe he carried on his back In between these statues was a stained glass window that stretched from the floor to the ceiling and glowed with golden light Unlike other stained glass windows Zack had seen on Earth this one was composed entirely of frosted white glass and edged in a golden frame The glass formed the figure of a mostly bald man in spectacles holding a cube in one hand which radiated brilliant light Zack realized in shock that the man was his grandfatherHubris anyone If this were a Greek myth especially one about the dangers of flying too close to the sun those gigantic stone statues might make the spacecraft too heavy to take off in the first place but instead it s just a bit of Ayn Rand style glorification of the individual without any regard for reality I know that the Onyx Sun supposedly provides nearly limitless power with zero emissions or byproducts but honestly this is magic than it is scienceMaybe I m being too hard on The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun Like I said readers aged 9 12 will probably enjoy it But it always seems like a bit of a cop out to say this After all the very best literature for children and young adults can really be enjoyed by anyone of any age When reading young adult fiction I want to be reminded of the wonder of being a kid not have my pedantic adult personality constantly needled and find myself saying on every page What That s ridiculous That goes against all science and logic

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Christopher Mahoney ✓ 3 download review The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB His mischievous neighbor Angelina Max Maximillian Zack is thrust into a journey that strands him on the Moon introduces him to bold new friends and pits him against Dr Machvel a rouge member of crew bent on turning the Onyx Sun into a weapon of mass destructionThrough an imaginative storyline the book immerses children in the possibilities they will one day face to improve humanity through invention and technological exploration It is a scintillating roller coaster ride of a story that helps kids also understand the nature of friendships conflict and personal growth Publisher's Weekly applauds the book saying This space adventure yarn has the right stuff Th. This story is a wonderful blend of fantasy adventure and science fiction which means just about perfect for any young reader The action was exciting and should easily hold the attention span of elementary school students The climax of the story when Zack is trying to decide how to deactivate the bomb is especially well written and worth the effort to get to the end Great job Christopher Mahoney Donated to the Lee County Middle School Leesburg GA due to the fact that the cover art and story line is appealing to reluctant Jr High boys AR test created by R Lewis McGhee Goodreads uiz created by R Lewis McGheeReceived through goodreadscom giveaways program

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  • The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun
  • Christopher Mahoney
  • English
  • 06 February 2020
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