Zoe's Tale

Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi
John Scalzi
Tom Doherty
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Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi is about Zoe Boutin-Perry, a girl living on the colony Huckleberry. Zoe is adopted by John and Jane Perry after her father, Charles Boutin, passes away. She has two bodyguards, Hickory and Dickory, members of the Obin race, to whom she is something of an Queen. They learn how to live by watching her live. One day, Zoe's parents are asked to lead a new colony on the planet Roanoke. The whole family goes. Many people from ten different colonies help to settle Roanoke. However, when they get there, they find out that they are being hunted by the Conclave, a group of alien races that work together to settle the universe. In order to avoid detection, they have to give up all technology. After a year on Roanoke, during which the colonists start from scratch to build themselves a life, they are contacted by the Colonial Union. They discovered that Roanoke is a trap for the Conclave, and that now that the trap is ready, they can use technology again. By using it, however, the Conclave is drawn to them. Will the Colonial Union trap work, or will the Conclave destroy Roanoke? If it does work, how will the Conclave respond? Read Zoe's Tale to find out.

Zoe's Tale is a terrific book. I really connected with the characters, who are so lifelike, they could be real. The author's sense of humor really shows through his characters, and it brings the story to life. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Science Fiction novels. Zoe's Tale receives a ten out of ten.


Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Chambersburg, PA United States

Rating: 10

Content Rating: 2


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