It is a simple story of a generation coming of age in a place and time we will not see the likes of again.
Michael Mazen was a child of the Great Depression and grew up on the streets of the Bronx. Snapshots of a Bronx Love Affair, covering 60 years, is the story of his life before, during and after World War II.
“There is a scene from a concentration camp that was just so real. I could not sleep…”
“A great and indeed agonizing story of a young girl who experiences life changing events in a short period of time.”
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Review of Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction
This was an excellent read, the first I’ve read from these authors. A blend of South American mythology and present-day science fiction, this well wrought novel combines believable characters with a dazzling display of science and technology. And if the human characters aren’t enough, wait until you meet some of the fascinating creatures woven into the dense jungle of plot twist and mystery Serpentauria has to offer. As entertaining and fast-paced as this book is, there’s also a strong underlying message that brings to light many of our important societal and ecological issues in the world today. The first installment in its series, Serpentauria did an excellent job of laying the groundwork for future books while still providing an entertaining read, start to finish. As an avid science fiction reader, I took a walk on the wild side with this highly entertaining ‘tail.’
Sean Dodds – Archaic Arts Magazine
From Neil Buchanan, Starburst Magazine 7 out of 10 Stars
There’s an innocence to Serpentauria that proves hard to resist. It is at once an entertaining and engaging story full of intrigue and betrayal, but there’s also a powerful message about species extinction that’s difficult to ignore. Serpentauria serves as an excellent gateway for children into the problems facing nature and also manages to remain a fine adventure to boot.
Serpentauria is more than just a novel, it also represents the dreams of author Erik Daniel Shein who hopes through his entertainment company, Arkwatch, to one day build a real earth Genomic zoological sanctuary, a true Noah’s arc if you will, that will house the D.N.A seeds and animal/plant life for future generations.
Serpentauria does unfortunately stumble in places; there are a number of grammatical nits that while not distracting from the narrative, pop up a little too often. Certain chapters resonate with drama while others labour under the narrative. As a whole, the writing is strong, but there are places where a final edit, perhaps its conversion through the various eBook formats, could have catapulted the book from good to great. Luckily, it doesn’t derail the novel’s central themes and the writing is strong enough to engross the reader sufficiently all the way through to a thought provoking climax.
Since its release, Serpentauria has gained quite the following, with even talk of a possible movie in the works. One thing’s for sure, Sepentauria looks set to make a big name for itself in the years to come.
From May Al K regarding Mirabella and The Pearl of Chulothe
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I LOVE THIS BOOK BY FAR BETTR THEN HARRY POTTER! PLZ MAKE A MOVIE PLZ!
“Incredible tale of adventure!”
“Honestly the book is a delight from cover to cover! What an amazing story this one was. The originality was amazing and unlike any story I’ve ever read. The authors did an amazing job of bringing you right into this story. I felt like I knew Sarah and her family from the very beginning and I loved the adventure that I was taken on while reading this book.
It’s a young adult book, but it’s more than that! Wonderful story for even the younger reader just as well as the older ones.”
“I went and saw ‘The Hunger Games’ last night at the midnight release like millions did, and loved it. On the way home a friend and I were talking about recent books we’ve read that should be movies also, and with this book fresh in my mind I mentioned it to her.”
REVIEW | “Sure to become a family classic” (this is a must read review of Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction!)
From Dennis Lowery
Following is an excerpt from a review just received on Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction (with a link to the full review at Amazon). As a publisher and writer it is the type that you shoot for. Where the reader has been touched positively in some way and what you wrote or published has made an impact.
I’m very proud to be the publisher and co-author of this book.
Here’s the excerpt (from Adam‘s review):
There are so many aspects of it to comment on, but the main way I can prove this book’s worth to you is with this – My daughter wants us to read through it over again although we just finished it! There are very few books she has wanted us to read again, heck.. most of the books we have read her from the kindle are so short or generic she can’t remember them completely. Not here. The story of eleven year old Sara and her quest to not only save endangered animals, but restore life to animals man have hunted to extinction is very remember-able.