Night of the Aurora

Night of the Aurora A new life in Alaska a massive aurora a spaceship hidden under the ice and snow For Hawk and Zach Callahan getting to the small town of Salmon Run presents the first challenge From the moment they

  • Title: Night of the Aurora
  • Author: J.A. Marlow
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A new life in Alaska, a massive aurora, a spaceship hidden under the ice and snow For Hawk and Zach Callahan, getting to the small town of Salmon Run presents the first challenge From the moment they arrive the locals freely share their opinions While still in Cordova an old prospector declares the two cheechakos unprepared for the realities of an Alaskan winter and goeA new life in Alaska, a massive aurora, a spaceship hidden under the ice and snow For Hawk and Zach Callahan, getting to the small town of Salmon Run presents the first challenge From the moment they arrive the locals freely share their opinions While still in Cordova an old prospector declares the two cheechakos unprepared for the realities of an Alaskan winter and goes about fixing it A failed sled dog takes an unwelcome liking to Hawk, giving rise to an old phobia The young native Sasha attaches herself to Zach, much to his disgust They think they have it made when they board the unique train that will take them through a dark roadless wilderness to their new home The same night a massive display of the Aurora Borealis lights up the sky Resulting in the Solar Express train powering down all by itself, stranding its passengers Only, the energetic aurora affected something else out in the wilderness Welcome to Salmon Run, Alaska A place of wild animals, wild lands, and wild inhabitantsoh, and native legends come alive and an interplanetary alien conflict at their backdoor A fun contemporary science fiction series for teens, young adults, and adults of all ages Books in the Salmon Run series in order Night of the Aurora Alien Winter The Singing Lakes Secret Illusions Specter of the White Death Aurora Equinox Breakup Alaska Style The Legend of Crazy Uncle George

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    1. Needs work, but I bought two sequels. I don't mind reading young adult science fiction, in fact, I enjoy it, but I think it should be labeled as that.I found the story interesting and liked it enough to buy the next two books in the series. However, I didn't buy the fourth one -- I'm irritated at paying so much for novellas and will wait and see if book 4 ever gets cheaper. And the story is losing steam -- it's taking too long.For the books that cost nearly three bucks (this one is a buck), the [...]

    2. I read this book in a very short amount of time. It was a quick and easy read that also kept my attention through the whole book. I thought it did seem a bit rushed in some spots though, like there could have been a bit more time taken to elaborate on some things or make it more dramatic or adventuresome. The plot was good and seemed to be thought out pretty well. It did have that classic feel of a "part of a series" book though, not that it's a bad thing, just that you knew the end of the book [...]

    3. Zach Callahan and his father, Hawk, arrive in Alaska to begin a new life. Anxious to arrive at the lodge crazy Uncle George left them, they find the first challenge is just getting to Salmon Run.While still in Cordova, an old prospector declares the two greenhorns unprepared for the realities of an Alaskan winter. Sasha, a young native girl, attaches herself to Zach, much to his disgust. A failed sled-dog won't leave Hawk alone, giving rise to an old phobia. They think they have it made once the [...]

    4. I started reading during lunch and was quickly lost in a well-paced plot and some very enjoyable characters. I didn't want to put the story down when lunch was over.Once again, J.A. Marlow demonstrates a skill at giving the reader enough details to let your mind see the setting without bogging the story down with nit-picky details. The characters are so real you feel like you've met them at the local store.If I had any complaints, it was the short chapters. But that's only because I was reading [...]

    5. In my long life, I've visited many countries and 49 of the 50 United States. My one significant omission is Alaska, which was always the one state I thought most worth seeing. Well, I may not manage to reach Alaska physically, but J.A. Marlow has taken me there--and on an alien spacecraft, to boot. I couldn't have asked for more of an adventure than joining the Callahan boys as the arrive in the frozen north to claim their inheritance--a "haunted" lodge in the wild, wild wilderness.I could go on [...]

    6. I thought the story had a good premise, and liked it until it did actually turn into a science fiction novel. Personally I would have gone a different route with it. I wanted a really serious science fiction story and got a more juvenile story with alien polar bears wearing tool belts. It ended a bit abruptly as well. I think it was a decent book for a pre-teen or teenager but as an adult, I found it wanting.

    7. As a person who isn't too enthralled by science fiction, I thought this book was a great entry to what seems to be a promising series. I believe the simplicity of the characters and environment is what makes this easily enjoyable. May be just a few grammar errors but nothing too big to take away from the reading experience.I definitely wish the best to Hawk, Zack, Sasha and the rest of the cast!

    8. This was a free download from that was classified as a mystery. It was not a mystery. It was science fiction. I like sci-fiwhen I am expecting it.This was a three star book in need of a polishing editor. I'd give it 2.5 stars as it is. There were a few places I was confused by the sentence structure. It felt weirdly forced into the sci-fi category. Adventure story turned weird without warning.

    9. Rated at 3.5. Overall a good story with interesting characters. I liked Zack and Sasha very much and the idea of an alien that looks like a polar bear (and whose name is Nanuk) is pretty unique as well. My major objection is that this felt more like a section of a longer novel rather than a complete novella itself. This story ends as Zack and his dad arrive at their cabin and there is still a lot of story left to be told. I would have preferred one longer book that covers all the events.

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