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Icarus Dawns

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Wonderful sci-fi horror that jumps timelines and presents well done arguments about what it means to be human. Highly recommended

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Wonderful book, amazing from the first page on. Could not put this book down wanting to know what happens next.

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◇ Synopsis
In 525 AE (After Earth), humanity lives on a lifeless planet due to a disaster that destroyed their home world. A team of scientists return to Earth to bring back forgotten cultures, extinct species, and technologies that could help humans terraform their new planet. In the time capsule of humanity's past, Elizabeth Lawrence leads a team of engineers to revive lost technologies and record ancient data. Deep under the icy planes of the American Midwest, Elizabeth finds a lead to the answers they seek. In the macabre details of humanity's darkest hour, she finds questions of trust, stories of heroism, and long-dormant feelings of agony.

◇ Thoughts
This book is interesting, grabbing my attention at the start but losing me with confusing backstory. The pacing was inconsistent, starting fast, slowing down, and picking up only towards the end. Characters were good, but excessive backstories could've been streamlined for a better focus on the great storyline. The plot itself was intriguing, but the world building could use more detail; the shift from high-tech sci-fi to floppy disks felt like a distracting joke. Their were some spelling errors. Aside from that, it's a fun, adventurous read with elements that might trigger anxiety in today's readers. I.e. suicide etc.

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This was a interesting concept for a story, I enjoyed the idea of what happens after humanity leaves Earth. The idea was a scary concept and amazing how well everything worked with the how I pictured this concept. The characters were everything that I wanted and glad they were so well written. Erik James Troy writes a great story and I enjoyed getting to read this.

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This book was better than expected. The author was able to capture the return to earth in detail and it did not sound weird. I thought the dynamics within the crew were difficult to understand at times but overall this was a decent book.

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