(An Anki Legacies Adventure)
by S. Shane Thomas
Pub Date 27 Mar 2017
Hanuman is one of a
kind. A monkey turned person thanks to the same magic gemstones that
created the powerful Anki race. His friends are not the typical human
colonists either. Follow Han on a space fantasy adventure as he battles
the dangerous Rakshasa who have been working in secret to overthrow the
various independent communities of people on his home planet, Nibiru.
One little green Monkeyboy struggles to belong among various species of
people while fighting beings with powers that stretch the imagination.
Will Hanuman find his place in the universe?
Can he stop the rekindling Anki Empire?
Why do girls try to kiss him?
A great novel to begin exploring the Anki Legacies Adventures!
Thomas does a good job writing a story for adolescents and young adults, The book is divided into numerous short chapters making it an excellent choice for those who read to children, as the writing is fast paced and easy to follow.
This book details the story of Hanuman, a monkey who has become as intelligent as a human by swallowing a magic stone. His interactions with other characters such as Wisp, a cloud like being with a changable physical appearance and structure was both fun and interesting. Throughout the book you will meet new characters - none of which are judgemental towards Hanuman and his friends, so its an example that everyone, no matter their background, should get along with others and see their differences as strengths rather than weaknesses. There is a mix of science fiction and fantasy, which I liked quite a bit.
I have not read Thomas's earlier work but expect if this is an example you have found a way to encourage young people to read, as this is enjoyable and easy to follow. Much of the humor is on a juvenile level, but none of it is 'mean' humor.
I received an electronic pre-publication version of the book from the author to read and review (If I chose to, of course). --Purple GriffonTOP