Some of the accents are a bit off but that is the only negative thing I have - Mikael Naramore does a great job and really bring the story to life! To..Show More »tally absorbing and another great book from Mr Chu - can't wait to start the final book!
WARNING!! SPOILERS!!! . . I thoroughly enjoyed Lives of Tao trilogy previously and thought I'd give the newest story a listen. I had rea..Show More »d a negative review of this novel elsewhere, with the protagonist Cameron Tan character being not believable in serious life or death situations, with Tao as a mentor, even if he is a teenager.
I agree with this assessment and as explanation should elaborate that this teenager has been trained as an agent from a young age with every advantage afforded to him via high-status agent parents and possessing his own Quasing alien Tao, who has been guiding him since he was a young boy. The background and action orientated storyline of previous novel Rebirth of Tao involved the transfer & possession of Cameron by Tao and their survival against the odds, which involved a much higher level of maturity in the storyline as it is mainly from Tao's POV.
The Days of Tao is coming from Cameron's POV , and as such, as a teenager he cannot help but act as a teenager, even in life or death situations when faced with normal teenager decisions and feelings. So taking that into consideration, the point of this YA story is how he copes with those feelings and emotions and hopes to survive when forced to be mature and grow up suddenly.