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Reader From the future a final plea Out of the past a last hope A young girl born to die in freakish disregard A doomed world enslaved to forces unseen A final hope beyond imagining Become a Reader beca

  • Title: Reader
  • Author: Erec Stebbins
  • ISBN: 9780615763859
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the future, a final plea Out of the past, a last hope A young girl, born to die in freakish disregard A doomed world, enslaved to forces unseen A final hope beyond imagining Become a Reader, because in the end, the most unbelievable step in the adventure will be your own Unique and altogether profound, reminiscent of Bradbury, haunting, thought provoking andFrom the future, a final plea Out of the past, a last hope A young girl, born to die in freakish disregard A doomed world, enslaved to forces unseen A final hope beyond imagining Become a Reader, because in the end, the most unbelievable step in the adventure will be your own Unique and altogether profound, reminiscent of Bradbury, haunting, thought provoking and surprisingly philosophical San Francisco Book Reviews A gripping science fiction epic that will propel readers toward wonder ForeWord Reviews An original take on various sci fi motifs that meditates on themes of love and humanity Stebbins does an exceptional job A richly detailed, compelling story about the power of love Kirkus Reviews

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    About "Erec Stebbins"

    1. Erec Stebbins

      Erec Stebbins is a biomedical researcher who writes novels in a variety of genres, focusing on thrillers and science fiction His work has consistently been praised for its action and thrills alongside a deeper, often philosophical angle The Internet Review of Books dubbed him master of the thinking reader s techno thriller.His novels have been called unique and pulse pounding THE RAGNAR K CONSPIRACY , altogether profound, reminiscent of Bradbury and Dan Simmons Hyperion DAUGHTER OF TIME TRILOGY , and startlingly dark EXTRAORDINARY RETRIBUTION with five star ratings in Foreword Reviews, San Francisco Book Reviews, Portland Book Review, and others Author Website Author PageFacebook Page

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    1. This is the first Stebbins I have read it is unlikely to be the last The story is very much visionary, speculative and philosophical science fiction The writing is all in first person narrative form being an episodic interior monologue In other words, the mental voice, the mind, of Ambra Dawn talks directly to us through the book.I really enjoy this sort of inventive philosophical science fiction Condemn me, not Stebbins, if I paint too enthusiastically The stories structure is pure dystopia, bu [...]


    2. Erec Stebbins found a sure way to suck me from page one bring in the men in black, make them ominous looking and have them take a small girl forcefully from her parents arms, oh, and make sure to tell it from the child s perspective Reader is a brilliant star in the world of Sci fi Ambra Dawn is a rare person with a special gift to see what others cannot, and she is quite possibly the ultimate prize in an intergalactic battle for power and dominance that could destroy not only humanity, but othe [...]


    3. Words I would use to describe Reader EPICMind blowing.Quite possibly the greatest science fiction book of all time.The most amazing work of art, ever.I chose the paperback version because I personally love the cover.Paperback, Ebook and hardback all have different covers.Reader grabbed me right from the get go I knew this was going to be a very different experience.20 pages in, and I knew, this review was going to be a five star, and very hard to write.I was going to have to find a way to pick m [...]


    4. Reader Erec StebbinsWhen the past collides or intertwines with the future what exactly do you see What happens when your life is no longer your own, the choices you normally would make are no longer an option and your world has become dark Ambra Dawn awakened one morning to a world filled with sunshine and two parents who loved her But, that was just you might say a mirage or an illusion as what would transpire next would do than change her life but destroy the lives of those she loved As he fa [...]


    5. I received the book from the author for an honest review If I could I would have given than the required 5 Stars Remarkable, captivating, spellbound and magnificent are only some of the words that I can use to describe my reading experience This book just grabs your attention and holds it the entire time, keeping you glued to every page with its compelling story and mesmerizing plot The author never deviate, but keeps your interest, his descriptions of worlds and alien species alive and believa [...]


    6. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing no rithmatic , movies, TV Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here Graphic and children s reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book s interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don t really do stars To me a book is either worth reading or it isn t I can t rate it three fifths worth [...]


    7. Reader Daughter of Time Book 1 which I won from Giveaways propels the reader into a cosmic universe where the Dram, a tough, harsh and unforgiving race hold other galactic civilizations in their power On Earth where mankind is considered a primitive culture and little than slaves to their alien rulers, a young girl has been born whose deformity is a gift the masters of space want to control or destroy Surgically modified since childhood, deformed and blind seventeen year old Ambra Dawn thinks o [...]


    8. There are parts of this book I really liked For example, the mysterious orbs and their abilities the latent powers of the mind to transcend self and reach out to other consciousness entities I enjoyed the thought provoking quotes at the chapter beginnings But the author s attempt to make the main character sympathetic by subjecting her to various indignities and torture is way overdone The appeal to convince the reader of accept the book as an authentic appeal leaves me baffled why, what purpose [...]


    9. Reader Daughter Of Time Book 1By Erec Stebbins Sci Fi Thriller Pages 253 2013.Ambra Dawn is 17 years old, and thefuture of the Earth is her burden Takenfrom her parents, seeing them murdered, forced to under go many tests and surgeries on the brain tumor that is growing at an amazing rate, blind and alone it is Ambra that must save us all Astounding plot with many colorful characters make an amazing journey intowhat could be the end of times for our civilizationon Earth Highly perceptive and rea [...]


    10. What if there were aliens living among us If they took you, would you survive The Story My Thoughts Ambra Dawn is only seventeen, but she is one very special young lady, and her mother isn t the only one who realizes this So does an alien race.This race of cruel aliens wants her for their own evil purposes Ambra is taken by force from her home and thrown into a world she knows nothing about Her powers are able to develop and her tumor allowed to grow As a result, she loses her sight She is blind [...]


    11. Read my complete review on The Bookshelf IntruderI have a confession to make I don t like sci fi I don t hate it but I don t like it either Out of all the book and film genres, science fiction is my least favorite That is slowly changing though.I surprised myself by signing up for Sci Fi November I remember thinking, this should be fun After all, I ve read a few sci fi books here and there that I really liked, so I thought, why not I m glad I did that because now, I ve read sci fi books and wat [...]


    12. I would like to thank Erec Stebbins for allowing me the chance to read this book along with the second one following I loved this book This is approaching science fiction in a whole new aspect Ideas, philosophy, divinity and Finally science fiction that is extremely introspective, without becoming stupidly ruminative Finally science fiction that isn t boiled down to typical materialism and space wars There is definitely traces of Heinlein in this novel.Post structuralism I know there are only a [...]


    13. Is Truth Stranger then Fiction Or is Fiction Stranger then Truth , This review is from Daughter of Time Trilogy Reader, Writer, Maker Kindle Edition I must admit that I requested READER the first book in this trilogy, to write an honest review, no big deal, until I started reading it and became captive to it Like an expert hunter, the author Erec Stebbins has set his traps well, I have been lured into a trap, that I don t want to leave Not just yet, I now have the other two books of the trilogy [...]


    14. Reader Daughter of Time has an interesting premise Poor Ambra Dawn never had a chance at a normal life, but still proves herself incredibly resilient The story is told in first person from her perspective, when she is about 17 I generally dislike first person narratives, but in this case the reader not Reader is given a very clear reason that she is telling you her story, so it works At about almost exactly, really 50% her personality changes quite abruptly from passive victim to strong aggresso [...]


    15. As I have long suspected, the galaxy is in fact ruled by evil bug eyed monsters.Ambra Dawn, the teenage heroine of Reader, is taken from her home by the men in black suits She is forced into a horrific institution where a benign tumour in her brain is fostered to help her grow an extra sense not quite psychic but that sort of thing She is taken from this hell by a squid like alien who sells her to smugglers as a navigator slave.We find that this extra sense that her captors were developing, allo [...]


    16. Ambra Dawn has a brain tumor, but instead of removing it, doctors take her away from her parents to become a Reader for alien overlords most people don t even know exist After multiple surgeries to expand her cranium to make room for this tumor that provides her with such a powerful sixth sense, Ambra is taken to become a navigator for spaceships using the Orbs a network of hyperspace jump locations Human beings as a species are largely seen as only useful for their large percentage of Readers T [...]


    17. Reader is a story about truth and survival Ambra Dawn is a gifted child, a reader,she has the power to look through space and time.Ambra tells us her story through first person narrative, a story of systematic torture, horrific mutations and a life of slavery.The world is not as it seems, humans are insignificant, ignorant and bred like cattle by the warlike Dram to produce readers Readers are required to pilot the Dram ships, enabling them to subjugate and rule the universe.A rebellion is brewi [...]


    18. I was given a copy of this ebook by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.Ambra Dawn is abducted as a child from her home by the Men in Black Her parents are murdered and she is taken for treatment of the brain tumor that is stealing her sight to a government run institution It is there that she finds out the truth She is merely a pawn in a much larger garme.Instead of removing her brain tumor, the scientists instead extend her skull encouraging it to grow The poor child s eyesight [...]


    19. That was epic, and it makes you think what if it s true I wonder if anyone prayed after reading this book It was very interesting and began to really captivate me around half way through the book I m not used to reading books like this the style of writing and the whole meaning of the book, so I was unsure about the book at the beginning I like how each chapter has a quote and an equation It adds to the whole meaning of the book and spacetime I feel like this book would be good if it were a stan [...]


    20. I can t even begin to tell you how much I absolutely loved this book I was expecting a normal science fiction young adult book but I was absolutely blown away by what I read This will be one of my favorite books that I recommend to many people It takes a lot for me to really feel what a character is feeling, to the point that I will cry with them, but this book succeeded so many times I felt as if I were part of this wonderfully tragic life this poor child had to live And although I didn t fully [...]


    21. I received this book from first reads for free.When reading the story line at the back it did seem like a interesting book to read I felt that it made sense who was who and also the story line was very interesting The book did go through stages where it was interesting It did have its good parts and then parts that were okay but over all it was a good read.I received this book a while a go from a comp that I won on here It has taken some time for me to do the review but I want to thank you for [...]


    22. The first thing that struck me was my impression of the author I knew nothing about him when I requested the book through LibraryThing Mr Stebbins is a very brilliant man as evidenced by his biography I read at the end of the book.Each chapter is headed by some sort of differential equation that I never figured out the purpose Each chapter also had a quote from a myriad of authors or famous people Some of the quotations make sense to the chapter but most do not Maybe I would understand if I was [...]


    23. I received the book for free through Giveaways and this was an interesting book I started to read this book with a certain idea in mind but the book had other ideas At times I found it hard to follow and it wasn t until halfway through that I began to understand the story line It is a very different take on the story of humans and aliens It was interesting, frustrating, and engaging The dialect of some of the alien species can be difficult to understand in regards to their speech patterns It was [...]


    24. I did not receive this book from the author nor any other person I did not receive a copy of this book from any organization for an honest review, but I will give one.This book makes me think that somewhere in our space time continuem that Bob Heinlein got together with Andre Norton, Blaise Pascal, Sir Isaak Asimov and Ray Bradbury and produced a book It was edited by Albert Einstein and George Bernard Shaw Mr Einstein forwarded this book to Erec for his edit and publication.High level math Diff [...]


    25. I received this book through First Reads This is the first Erec Stebbins book I have read, and I am excited to read The book is told in first person by the main character, Ambra Dawn The author, Erec, is essentially the scribe for Ambra He is a way to get her story out, to call upon others to help A very interesting way to write a book It is a fast paced Science fiction which tells a story of good vs evil Taken from her parents at a young age to become a Reader for an alien race, Ambra is put t [...]


    26. Original and Interesting.This Novel is a unique science fiction it is different, unusual and philosophical The plot is dark beginning with Ambra Dawn s sight deterioration and bringing to light the problematic tumor she has in her brain Then she is taken away from her parents before they were killed As we read, her tragic life unfolds revealing her little chance of survival Enlarging Ambra brain tumor causes her to lose her sight but gives her abilities of great interest She is subjected to tort [...]


    27. I hadn t read a synopsis of this book, so I just dived in I add books to my Kindle library as I come across them I picked this from my library based on its cover design and the trilogy description So I guess I expected some Time element to be a key part of its make up.It is very difficult to review this book without spoilers, so I am going to avoid discussing the plot here.The book focuses on Ambra Dawn the main character throughout the book I found the way the story was told very engaging.The c [...]


    28. This book is about a young girl who has a brain tumor that enhances an extra sense that most humans don t have access to She is taken from her family by Earth scientists and soon finds out she is destined to be a slave to far reaching alien civilizations that most on Earth never know exist But the extra sense that makes her valuable to the aliens may also be the key to overthrowing the cruel race of aliens that tyrannize them all.Imaginative and intriguing story But for a story of a young girl t [...]


    29. I received the book for free through First Reads I thought Reader was a really interesting book It is well written, and the story is very unique While I do enjoy some Science Fiction, the Reader focused on the technical aspects of science, which I am not entirely used to However, this story was able to keep my attention throughout There were parts during the beginning of the story that I struggled through, but after a few chapters, I was able to appreciate the story I would recommend Reader for [...]


    30. I won a copy of this book in a giveaway in exchange for an honest review This was a enjoyable read with an interesting concept The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that I was not a fan of the parts where some of the scenes are skimmed over I want details That is just my opinion though, and I do believe thats because it s important to how the story is told It s just a minor issue to me, not enough to ruin the story or the enjoyment I had while reading it.I recommend this to a [...]


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