The Lost Art

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Random House Children's Books, Jun 10, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 312 pages
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A MILLENNIUM AFTER the formidable war machines of the User cultures devoured entire civilizations and rewrote planetary geography, Earth is in the grip of a perpetual Dark Age. Scientific endeavor is strongly discouraged, while remnant technology is locked away—hidden by a Church determined to prevent a new Armageddon.
This is the world to which Benzamir Michael Mahmood must return. A descendant of the tribes who fled the planet during those ages old wars, he comes in pursuit of enemies from the far reaches of space. The technology he brings is wondrous beyond the imaginings of those he will meet, but can its potency match that of the Church’s most closely guarded treasure?
For centuries it has lain dormant, but it is about to be unearthed, and the powers that will be unleashed may be beyond anyone’s capacity to control. Even a man as extraordinary as Benzamir . . .


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I'm not sure why this is a YA book--it doesn't have any of the usual YA themes, and the only young character doesn't have a POV in the story. I was fairly well entertained by the book, which takes ... Read full review

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Very intriguing. The initial premise didn't bode too well, but events mutated and ideas changed delivering an interesting and unusual look at common cultural themes. It was in danger of becoming ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
26
Section 3
37
Section 4
49
Section 5
61
Section 6
73
Section 7
84
Section 8
95
Section 23
297
Section 24
309
Section 25
320
Section 26
331
Section 27
342
Section 28
353
Section 29
364
Section 30
375

Section 9
107
Section 10
120
Section 11
145
Section 12
168
Section 13
179
Section 14
186
Section 15
203
Section 16
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Section 17
226
Section 18
237
Section 19
249
Section 20
261
Section 21
273
Section 22
285
Section 31
387
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (2008)

Dr. Simon Morden is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics. He’s also the author of a number of short stories blending science fiction, fantasy and horror. The Lost Art is his first novel for children. He lives in England.


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