Serpentauria  Ark of Extinction

Serpentauria Ark of Extinction
Publisher : Escrire
Description
About the Book: The first in a series of family adventures packed with thrills, science and fantasy. Sara Tsvetkov is not a typical 11 year old girl, and her mom and dad are not the typical run-of-the-mill parents in modern suburbia. They lead a team dedicated to saving and protecting animals, and discovering how to use nature to find cures for many deadly diseases that ravage mankind. Added in is the Tsvetkov’s quest to save the world’s endangered animals and bring once-extinct species back to life using recovered DNA and cutting-edge cloning techniques. A diary and medallion given to Sara’s mother Marina by her grandmother compels them to make a startling discovery in Peru. It solidifies belief in the power of her legacy and the importance of working with nature to solve many of the problems faced by mankind. This discovery, and Marina’s work with and love of snakes, lead Sara’s father to exploring the use of natural venoms in the development of cancer-fighting medicines. That secret research into a cancer cure draws the unwanted interest of others. All want to steal the research and its byproduct, a fast-acting super-toxin with no antidote that makes its victims appear to have died by snakebite. The truth about Sara’s family and their work is revealed as we find that their secret facility concealed inside a South American mountain hides far more than anyone can imagine.

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The Story Behind This Book
From the Author I want to stress this is a work of fiction and we have played with source myths and legends to fold them into a story that while we hope is entertaining--also contains something we believe strongly in and hope will resonate with all who read this book. We need to cherish and protect our world's living treasures--animals and plant life. We have lost so many and so much through ignorance (which is understandable, to a degree) and greed (which is unconscionable). We must do better and eliminate both. The illustrations in this book, by William Watts of Windward Design, are actual prototype planning drawings for the construction of a real place and facilities. Since these are actual large-scale drawings readers are not going to be able to read the small print and some of the legends on some of the pictures. We invite you to go to either the ArkWatch or Adducent websites (to see larger color versions of these drawings. Our plan is to build a real Serpentauria; a special place where best practices are used to protect animals and educate people about conservancy and the study of nature. Answers to some of our most challenging health issues can be found in nature. Studies and research that largely go unknown to most of the world are making tremendous strides in this--we just need to do more. The ArkWatch Academy mission you'll read about at the end of this book is real. It is something we believe in and will work to manifest and promote to the world. There is magic in all of us: humans, animals and plants. We just need to believe and nurture it for all to share in the wonders our world contains. Certain ideas presented here about Paleo-DNA, the genetic material of extinct animals, were first articulated by Charles Pellegrino, based on the research from of George O. Poinar Jr. and Roberta Hess, who formed the Extinct DNA Study Group in Berkeley, California. Again, this book is entirely fiction and the views expressed herein are our own. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Praise and Reviews
 Sure to become a family classic, March 21, 2012
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Adam (Arizona, USA) - See all my reviews
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My wife and I read to our daughter twice a day, once after lunch and once at bed time. It is surprising how fast we fly through the books, and over time it can get expensive. Lately we have been resorting to buying inexpensive ebooks to read her, and although many turn out disappointing, sometimes you find a diamond in the rough. This is one of those times. This book is amazing, really. A lot of these reviews just do not give it justice. 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.

As far as the writing itself, it is very good. The vocabulary is what you would assume for kids and teens, nothing vulgar/dirty, easy to understand, and reads aloud well. The story is definitely a unique one. As I have said, we have probably read her hundreds of books and no story was even similar in plot. One exceptionally great thing about this book is how Sara (and even her parents) are good role models. It is sad but a lot of books really have main characters that are terrible to look up to. (Take the travesty of Twilight etc, not reading her that..)

And for the story itself, well I don't want to give any twists or anything away, and you can see what the book is about by checking out the book description up top or trying the free preview. I will say that the author does a great job mixing together fact and fiction, and intertwining science and mysticism. I may have enjoyed the book just as much if not more than our daughter, hehe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Real, March 20, 2012
I wonder why I have not seen this novel of fantasy in the movies or on TV, reminds me of that movie for children and the young lion and the evil witch. However, unlike most of these novels that has a touch of Serpenturia fantasy mixed with reality. In our days, who does not know that many animals have disappeared because of human or some catastrophe. Today there are many animals in extension and if many of us had the gold medallion rid us or saving of these endangered animals from certain death. The book has a lot of fantasy but is not very far from reality. Looking forward you can see it on TV or in movies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!!!, March 20, 2012
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lilbic (Corpus Christi, Tx USA) - See all my reviews
Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction is a thrilling ride though the life and adventure of a little girl, Sarah, who has a heart of gold and a love for animals. I bought this book based on the incredible reviews, and I can say that I was not disappointed whatsoever. The story was unique and I don't find many books these days that are written so well, so detailed, yet easy to follow and easy to read. It captured my attention from the prologue and kept me entertained to the last page! I borrowed the book out to my cousin and he loved it, and asked for his own copy to read it again! As everyone else has said, this movie is going to be amazing! I can't wait! I can't wait to read more from these authors either. Wonderful job, you've gained two more fans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sara and endangered animals, March 20, 2012
Since I read the Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett had not enjoyed so much reading a book. Sara is a girl of 11 years dedicated to caring for animals and to cure those animals that are injured, how to cure it naturally, accidentally discovers the cure animals are in danger of extinction from here begins the real argument of the book. Chapters filled fantasy plot and unprecedented quality, written in natural language understandable for children with middle-aged adults. My congratulations to the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible tale of adventure!, March 20, 2012
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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 can't wait to see the movie come out for this one!! Best thing I've read in a very, very long time!
With that said, this one is HIGHLY recommended. I only with I could give it more than 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real fantasy, nice, top 5, March 20, 2012
This type of reading I love, suspense, intrigue, a fantasy story that is very close to reality. It is a book that helps you know and love nature and everything around you, excellent account of the chapters. It keeps you alert and in my case I read the book almost in one go. I gave it to my wife for our anniversary but I finished reading it, the initial synopsis intrigued me enough to embark on reading. From one end of the world to another masterfully combines enough detail to create a fantasy that leaf by leaf, going chapter to getting inside the characters being the end of them, top 5, five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful Fantasy Story For All Ages, March 17, 2012
"Serpentuaria: Ark of Extinction" is a powerful fantasy story for young people and families to learn more about nature, science and the world around them. As we follow the protagonist Sara in her adventures, we find a young girl learning more about the need to take care of the environment and the world around her. There is a balance to life and Sara learns that she must fight for what she believes in. This book is full of suspenseful moments, action and magic and that is something that appeals to young readers as well as those of us who are young at heart. The story is chock full of references to modern-day science, as well as ancient history and mythologies. This is a great way to learn more about the past as well as to learn lessons about the future. This book is definitely worth a read and the excitement will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Discovery Channel and HBO merger!, March 15, 2012
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It's been a while since I've last read something original. These days, most fiction you find has something to do with vampires. I'm not saying that's a bad thing but it's quite refreshing to read something different. Serpentauria really hits the spot! Also there's a very fine line of fact and fiction in here. By the time you're done reading, you're gonna be looking for more books of this genre. Now I'm waiting for Serpentauria to hit the theaters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story of Remarkable Friendship!, March 11, 2012
From the jungles of the Peru, to a whirlwind of tantalization events, combined with a genuine adventure. The Story is about a young girl named Sara and her remarkable friendship with her animal friends and her coming to age with her past to find her destiny, combined with her and parents improbable quest. Honestly the book is a delight from cover to cover!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Sheer Pleasure to Read!, March 11, 2012
The relationship between Sara and all of her animal friends in the heart and soul of this charming book. With the beautiful setting, of the sanctuary and all the quirky personalities this will enchant you and touch your soul!
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