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The Lost Puzzler

The Tarakan Chronicles
Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
Series: The Tarakan Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
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Summary

A savage future. A vanished past. A missing key.

Among the ruins of a civilization beyond their understanding, humanity clings to survival. Guilds vie for control of ancient cities, bandits ride glowing highways and cyborg adventurers hunt for lost technology.

In the City of Towers, once the heart of the fallen Tarakan empire, a historian searches for clues to explain the disappearance of Rafik, a young boy with extraordinary abilities - a Puzzler.

Marked with strange tattoos and gifted with a miraculous connection to Tarakan technology, Rafik could open doors inside the ruins, uncovering treasures and secrets.

As Rafik’s story is retold, it becomes clear that one lost boy may be the key to reviving a broken world or unleashing a new wave of devastation.

©2019 Eyal Kless (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
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Very Enjoyable Novel

Thoroughly enjoyable novel. The pace builds at just right speed, ensuring that the journey through this post-apocalyptic world always feels new and alien without ever becoming confusing or overwhelming.
The Narrator really brings the story to life and suits the feel of the characters perfectly.

The underlying plot suits the exploration of this Cyberpunk style world and the societies living in the ruins of a mysterious past.

Unusually this first book has a very satisfying ending and I am looking forward to the next in the series.

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the Lost puzzler

what a great sci-fi book I hope that does not take too long and bringing out the next installment in these Chronicles it's always interesting to hear how someone of technology of our days would handle the injection of Advanced technology in the society

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This is a YA book.

I wish we could have accurate product descriptions and be able to avoid unsuitable books.

This can be summed up as "young outsider succeeds against the odds and some gung-ho stuff". Fine, if you're 14 or 15, I'm not so I'm returning it.