[Reading] ➿ Epoch By Timothy Carter – Dailytradenews.co.uk



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  1. says:

    Die Welt wird untergehen Und zwar auf jeden Fall und unumg nglich Dies wird einem bereits auf der ersten Seite des Buches vielversprechend mitgeteilt Ich erwartete ein d steres Buch voll mit schwarzem Humor und Verschw rungstheorien Leider schafft Timothy Carter es nicht, dieser Erwartung gerecht zu werden Der kleine Au enseiter Vincent, Loser in der Schule und von seinen Eltern als Versager wahrgenommen, wird zum Weltretter erkoren Er trifft auf rotzfreche, phantastische Wesen, die stark an Bartim us erinnern, jedoch leider nichts von seiner Genialit t haben Zudem besteht die Geschichte in erster Linie daraus, dass der Protagonist verpr gelt wird oder aber er jemanden verpr gelt Ab und zu schaffen es gekonnte Formulierungen ein L cheln auf die Lippen des Lesers zu zaubern Im Gro en und Ganzen ist dieses Buch jedoch eher erm dend und der Leser freut sich, wenn er endlich am Ende der knapp 300 Seiten angelangt ist und sich einer neuen Lekt re widmen darf.


  2. says:

    A jolly stroll through the end of the world, as seen from a 14 year old boy For the end is nigh, and humanity s future is counted So when Vincent stars seeing elves not cute ones and pixies which the elves hate , then is chased by a soccer ball sized demon they don t need pitchfork they have teeth than can grind though everything , he know that something is amiss His only ally is a young witchy neighbor dabbling in magic and meditation, an anathema to his ultra orthodox family Humanity time is up, and the only salvation lies through mysterious portals But a Corporation has hidden the portals As in most YA book, Vincent also deals with other issues, like bullying by a rich heir who goes to school with his bodyguards and outwitting his religious family There is the unlikely allies, action, up turns, etc, coincidences, overly caricatured characters, out of body experience, tussles, struggles, fights, and a Lot of punches to the thorax of our unlikely hero, so much that it becomes a running gag Remember it is written for boys in the 10 13 age bracket The story tackles religious issues, at least from a small fringe religious cult of the triumvirate But Vincent, even as the youngest, is less dogmatist than his parents and older brother, whose pastime is protesting against everything unorthodox There is a scene where Vincent while forced to act as the elves unwilling thrall punches his best friend to gain the trust of the rich bully to no avail, and may smart the teachers in us There is like the 2012 movie, a real end of the world, with real death in the end, and a few saved, so maybe not for the sensitive ones.


  3. says:

    Short and funny book about the end of the world believe it or not The demons will consume all of mankind if the humans can t make it to the portal to be whisked away into another world Teenagers Vincent and Max happen to come from a religious family some kind of fundamentalist cult called the Triumvirites and, although the Triumvirites believe in the end of the world, they don t believe people should be consorting with pixies, elves, and demons.Yes, this book got weird It was rather violent, too Nothing serious but a lot of punching and getting thrown around rooms Must be a guy thing Lots of tongue in cheek digs at Christian fundamentalists in a light hearted sort of way I possibly would have liked this better if the elves hadn t been so well, mean They weren t really, really mean but they did some damage It was a bizarre read with a few funny moments.


  4. says:

    Got this book for free, so figured I d give it a try.It s really not all that good Heavily inspired by Gaiman and Pratchett s Good Omens , it has your basic apocalyptic scenario, with the young hero and his friends realizing at the last that the world is full of mystical creatures But that s where the similarity ends.The characters are single note, with no growth or change The humour is intended to be slapstick, but there s zero variety to it, just a lot of punching There s some revelations of secrets, but most of them are not even really hinted at in advance and have no impact on the plot Oh no a terrible thing happened to this person Oh wait, no they re fine Strictly there as artificial drama with no impact.The best thing I can say about this book was it was a fast read, so now I can move on to something else.Worth every penny I spent on it.


  5. says:

    This book is clearly for very young readers I felt that the characters were undeveloped and the dialog was too simplistic The author definitely hit the mark with this YA book I really had to push through this story Though I do like the subject of the story and its conclusion There was no emotional connection and seemed predictable.


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    Ein paar erl uternde Worte zum bevorstehenden Weltuntergang 1 Es ist nicht mit apokalyptischen Reitern zu rechnen2 Die ordnungsgem e Entv lkerung des Planeten erfolgt durch D monen Und sie haben viele scharfe Z hne3 Aus Gr nden des Naturschutzes wird darauf verzichtet, die Meere in Blut zu verwandeln und das H llenfeuer herniederregnen zu lassen4 Ger chte, dass brave Kinder und mildt tige Erwachsene verschont werden, k nnen nicht best tigt werden.Wir w nschen Ihnen einen erfolgreichen Weltuntergang Vincent hat es nicht leicht in der Schule nervt alles, sein bester Freund ist nicht der Hellste und seine Familie besteht aus religi sen Eiferern, die abstruse Protestaktionen planen.Als ob das Leben nicht schwer genug w re, begegnet er Elfen die klein, rund und schlappohrig sind und D monen die klein, rund und beh rnt sind, plus die erw hnten Z hne und erf hrt, dass der Weltuntergang vor der T r steht.Eigentlich sollten alle Menschen zu gro en Portalen pilgern, durch die sie Rettung erlangen k nnen, doch Vincent muss herausfinden, dass der Ruf der Portale blockiert wird und alle sterben sollen.Auf seiner Rettungsaktion der ganzen Welt auch keine wirklich leichte Aufgabe lernt Vincent viele interessante Wesen kennen und muss sich mit den absurdesten Menschen verb nden.Carter schafft eine fantastische neue Welt, in der Elfen, Feen und D monen unerkannt unter den Menschen leben Nur bestimmte Leute die genug Fantasie haben k nnen sie sehen Dabei driftet es nicht in eine paranormale Welt ab, sondern man hat die ganze Zeit das Gef hl, es handelt sich immer um unsere Welt bis auf den Weltuntergang nat rlich.Das Buch ist sehr ansprechend gestaltet, da hat sich der Verlag wirklich Gedanken gemacht Die Kapitel z hlen von 30 an r ckw rts und bei jedem kommt ein D mon dazu, sodass am Ende 30 kleine fette D monen die Seite bev lkern.Ein gro er Spa f r Zwischendurch, leider ist man viel zu schnell damit durch Einziges Manko sporadische w rtliche Wiederholungen Wir m ssen was unternehmen und zwar schnell Wir m ssen was unternehmen , sagte er und zwar schnell Fazit der spa igste Weltuntergang seit Douglas Adams Unbedingte Vorbereitungslekt re


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    Epoch by Timothy Carter is an action filled book which uses a common story in a unique way.Epoch follows the story of a boy named Vincent during his quest to save the people of the earth before the world ends While the world being in danger of ending isn t an uncommon theme in young adult novels, Epoch takes it a step further and follows through with it, even making the chapter numbers go down instead of up, like a timer ticking down This small touch condemned the world with the ending no spoilers being similar in that a majority of the population doesn t survive the fact that Carter didn t try to save everyone made the story interesting and placed a higher importance on Vincent than simply making the ending tidy and neat However, Carter does save all the characters, even faking the deaths of a couple for a small shock This made it seem as though no main character was in danger and lost the impact of dangerous situations.The story is a pleasant read and funny at times, though the jokes are sometimes simpler and aimed for a young audience It does a good job of twisting our reality in that it often feels like the world s ending, it s just that in this story it really does end.The characters in this book are fun and enjoyable to read about but most have no major growth the only character that does is Vincent s brother, Max The characters felt static and occasionally forced into their relationships One complaint I had for this book was the odd pacing it had it was relatively fine until it reached the end the heroes were facing the final boss who was endangering the whole world, and yet he was defeated easily because he had 2 bodyguards While making the villain of a story weak adds onto his or her character, here it just seems like an anticlimactic ending to an otherwise interesting book The book correctly and efficiently conveys its message that some things are inevitable, some things cannot be changed, and some things can only be solved with the effort of others This idea can often be seen and remains a constant truth throughout the book.Overall, Epoch was an enjoyable read albeit I d be hesitant to reread it again For an uncommon and light read, this is the book to go with.


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    Beschreibung Der 14 j hrige Vincent befindet sich in keiner netten Geschichte, denn der Weltuntergang steht kurz bevor Doch damit noch nicht genug, in Vincents Leben tauchen auf einmal Elfen, Feen und Kobolde auf, deren Ziele nicht immer die besten sind.So machen ihn die Elfen mit dem Einsetzten eines speziellen K fers gef gig und die Feen berichten Vincent vor dem bevorstehenden Weltuntergang, den Portalen durch die die Menscheit entkommen kann und von den D monen die alle zur ckgebliebenen vernichten Der Einbruch der D monen steht schon kurz bevork nnen Vincent und seine kleinen Freunde noch etwas dagegen ausrichten Meine Meinung Timothy Carters Fantasyroman D monenhunger setzt sich auf eine humorvolle Art und Weise mit dem Weltuntergang auseinander, was man auch schon gut an der herunterz hlenden Kapitelzahl erkennen kann Mit D monen gestaltet startet man in die einzelnen Kapitel die immer n her an das unvermeidliche Ende heranr cken.Der Autor hat eine lockere Schreibweise die mich leicht in die Story von D monenhunger hat eintauchen lassen Besonders gut hat mir gefallen wie Timothy Carter viele lustige Szenen erschafft die er mit seinem schwarzen Humor auff llt Leider bleibt jedoch daf r die Entwicklung der Charaktere etwas auf der Strecke Vincent und seine kleinen Freunde wachsen mir zwar immer mehr ans Herz jedoch fehlt es den Charaktern einfach noch an Tiefe, was den Roman eher f r Jugendliche geeignet erscheinen l sst.Nichtsdestotrotz hat Timothy Cartes D monenhunger einen gewissen Charme oder das gewisse Etwas was mich einfach nicht mehr losgelassen hat Unbedingt wollte ich erfahren wie es mit Victor weitergeht und ob das alles doch noch gut ausgeht.Daf r, dass mich dieser Fantasyroman des fteren zum schmunzeln gebracht hat und mich so gefesselt hat vergebe ich 4 Sterne.Mein Fazit Ein wirklich d monisches Vergn gen


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    This is the single worst book I have ever read in my life I have read hundreds, if not thousands of books so this is quite an achievement.Essentially it s a 300 page run on sentence that I couldn t bear to put down simply because I couldn t believe how utterly crap it really was.The characters come off as bad tropes that were hastily cobbled together out of half remembered characters cribbed from better authors than this.The dialogue reads as though it were cereal boxes being read aloud by a speakspell I daresay the plot itself feels rather like a few old episodes of doctor who being smashed together in a blender, then filtered through some used diapers.I m rather amazed at all of the positive press this book has gotten here on goodreads.I picked this book up at Polaris a Sci Fi con in Toronto because a gentleman, presumably the author, had an impressively large sign which read I d like to tell you about the end of the world Having read the book I m sad I wasted the ten bucks.I keep it on my shelf however for two reasons First I ve never read anything quite so terrible in my life before, and I like having it there as a reminder of the benchmark.Second, I can look at it and be reminded of the fact that the following year again at Polaris, I ran into the author and informed him of my reasons for not liking his work To be fair he did ask me for them He only has himself to blame if it made him cry.Anyone who puts a work of, and I use this word very ashamedly, literature so terrible as this into the world really must expect some negative feedback now and then.Please if you re reading this, I implore you, look elsewhere for your armageddon fantasy needs, this is not the book you are looking for.


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    I originally picked up Epoch because I met Timothy Carter at Polaris and I could have it autographed As a result, it took me a while to get around to reading it When I did, I was sorry for two reasons One, I was sorry I hadn t read it sooner, and two, I was sorry I was finished because it was so much fun I can t think of a book that has made me laugh The lead character is likable but in no way sickly sweet The conflict is solid, but Tim manages to make the situations that spring from that conflict both logical and hilarious This is probably the best young adult novel I have ever read Yes, I am including books about boy wizards I enjoyed in my comparison Along with being a load of fun the book also points out the real danger of religious extremism and the whole one true and only right way mentality It even takes a shot at certain retail outlets with a less then stellar reputation If you haven t read Epoch, you should treat yourself If you have, watch out for flying red basketballs with lots of teeth This is a great one for youth and adults and would make great fodder for a family read aloud in the evening with your preteens and teens.


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