Last year, on December 2 and 9, I used Noah Zarc by D. Robert Pease to explain coming-of-age stories and to report an interview with author Pease. I hope you'll turn back to those after taking a look at Pease's latest release, Noah Zarc: Cataclysm.
As you might guess from the titles, the second book again features Noah, an early teen, still very much a work in progress. He is occasionally willful, always daring, and definitely in the service of doing the right thing; he's just not always clear about what is right and what is wrong, or more accurately, he sometimes lets his notion of what is right overshadow the wrongs in his actions.
Like Luke Skywalker, Noah has some father issues. Noah's biological father is no saint; in fact, he's a trickster, manipulator, inventor, and genius who pursues his own interests ahead of his family's or the universe's. He also uses robotics and nano-technology to great advantage.
The book is a fine read for young adults and adults who remain young in spite of Time's toll. Don't miss the first or the second. They are both good reads.
Buy and read Noah Zarc: Cataclysm.