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She only cares about the way it affects her family and friends. Zoe’s Tale Cover of first edition hardcover. I also have to question the whole YA thing. It tells exactly the same story and therefore it has zero tension. That’s a point in its favor. Old Man’s War series. It was actually nice to be reminded what was “previously on” in Old man’s war series before continuing on.

Doing just one of these things is tough enough; doing all four made my head hurt. I’m going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: I’m not sure why Audible doesn’t have her credited.

It hit home in a way I didn’t expect, so Mr. So part of sxalzi mission with this book was to write a story that would give the longtime fans everything they come to the OMW universe for, scali at the same time leave open the door to younger readers. That is, nothing that doesn’t happen in Last Colony. The way Zoe looks at things is like John but not with much life experience and that’s a new take.


Apart from the diplomatic mission, I really didn’t need to read this story. The Last Nohn ]] view spoiler [Enzo dies hide spoiler ] and of the events overall. It follows book 3 pretty well but get a little bit more detail on the werewolves as well as more closure on Enzo and other characters.

Refresh and try again. Moreover, the way Zoe talks mostly sounds like a young John Perry which isn’t exactly a compliment because so much of the witty banter just felt forced and no.

Still, I was not a fan of how the Obin get treated by Zoe in this book in general. Jul 29, Arnis rated it really liked it Shelves: I will say this, however: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The meanest character in this book is as mean as some goody-shoes protagonists of other books. Jul 31, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: Hickory and Dickory also supply some background information about one of the alien races that I hope we will see more of in a future installment.

Har har, wink, nudge. But you don’t know my tale: Though she’s more self-aware and clever than any teenager I’ve ever known, I was willing to go along with it simply for the pleas I think “John Scalzi” is actually a teenage girl who’s too smart for her own good.

Unless she gets a legal name change somewhere inside the book? It’s a story that you can only read when you read book 3 of Old Man’s War. Hickory responded, and Dickory replied, it seemed a bit forcefully. Meaningless teenage drama of the most generic type.

My issue with the book is that it is “only” a companion novel to the last book in the series. I think “John Scalzi” is actually a teenage girl who’s tal smart for her own good.


Just keeping up my lifelong tradition of rooting for the underdog.

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Not the end scalsi the world, but a bit clumsy. But it does make the book better. Where The Last Colony replaced politics for The Ghost Brigades ‘s action, Zoe’s Tale is a sto This was a 3-star book until the last hundred or so pages, where it really shined and Scalzi reminded us why he’s one of the kings of modern science-fiction.

And what an amazing place is it. Thanks for taking the time to share all that.

Preview — Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi. And Hickery and Dickery, wouldn’t it have been interesting if one of them hated her guts? Zoe’s Tale [Sept ]. Once again, Scalzi has me wrapped around his little finger. Everyone on Earth knows the sclzi I am part of.

Thoughts on Zoe’s Tale

And on top of thatI wanted to be sure that Zoe reacted to her situation in ways that saclzi sense — i. There is no tension to be found in the story because the reader of the series is already aware of exactly who does and who doesn’t die, and when. I began this book uohn the expectation of dropping it after a few chapters. Just tell me you blow shit up!