Overall rating and opinion of "Zona: The Forbidden Land" by Fred G. Baker

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I thought the beginning of the book was a little slow, but then I really got into it. I'm excited to see what the author does in the sequel. It was an interesting sci-fi.
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I am giving this book a 3 out of 4 because while it is an interesting read I don't like it cause it is slow but will recommend to others
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Although the first few chapters were slow they did a good job of building up the rest of the story. Normally I do not like science fiction, but I enjoyed this book and would read more like it.
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Zona: The Forbidden Land is a spectacular novel about Dr. Grant Taylor who ventures into The Forbidden Land in search of his Uncle, who is presumed dead. As the journey unfolds, Dr. Grant and his group find themselves facing various obstacles. From vicious animals to ravenous warriors to a mysterious culture, this book will surely keep you engaged.

I strongly recommend this book for readers who fancy genres like science-fiction and fantasy. Children should avoid this book as their is direct sexual reference.
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The beginning had started to feel like it could be turned into a movie. Trying to think of actors play Grant.. Some well known and moderately knowns come to mind 😊
Started to get a little slow. If I was turning it into a movie there might be some changes...and I don't always like when books get changed a lot for movies. I understand it does sometimes have to happen. Thoughts?
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The book was a wonderful read except for the beginning which started a little bit dull. But I'm glad the author made up for it with the remaining path of the book filled with lots of adventure and interesting plots.
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An amazing adventurous novel. I didn't mind the pace at all but it started becoming too unbelievable after the first four chapters.
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I just started to read this book. It seems really interesting to me.
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This is was an entertaining read, however the setting was a bit slow and the first few chapters were somewhat boring. I like when authors take time to build up the setting and the character development before setting the pace. However, this being a fantasy novel, I thought it was a bit over doing. The second part of the book was quite interesting and I liked the way the tension buildup and the action scenes. I am looking forward to the sequel of the novel which the author has mentioned. :tiphat:
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EudoraMac wrote: 27 Aug 2020, 05:39 Finally wrapped this up...and I have to start believing myself when I say I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi novels.
They're great as movies, but some novels just don't get me in the mood.

I liked the adventure in Zona though and it made up for the other less than exciting parts. Only people I'll recommend it to are die-hard sci-fi buffs not people on the fence like me.
I Echo your thoughts. Yes, I too like a good fantasy novel.However, this was not able to live upto my expectations.Nevertherless, I would still be happy to try out the sequel when it is released. :tiphat:
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It is indeed true that not all the lands of the earth have been explored. It's that part that I love about the book. Though I really wish to rate the book perfect, because its not reality and other lacking in action as it progressed, I rate it 3 out of 4. I do recommend it to everyone.
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I love the effects of the suspense highlighted in the book. However, I find it a bit slow. Overall, Fred .G. Baker is a good writer. He's currently working on a new sequel, as I read, I will love to read that one too.
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I rated this book 4 out of 4 because the have well succeeded in creating a suspenseful atmosphere and blending scifi with fantasy. The way the book's story line changes and give way to new adventures is awesome. Definitely enjoyed the book so much and hence the rating.
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The character development of the plot is admirable. However, some parts of the book are slow-paced and inert. I'd therefore rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.
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Anna Dougherty wrote: 01 Jul 2020, 13:47 The first few chapters were interesting, but I was getting bored as I kept reading.
I agree with you. Some chapters are sluggish which would make a reader drift from the plot.
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