Review – Orphan's Gold May 13, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in 3.5 stars, Sci-Fi.
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Title: Orphan’s Gold
Author: David Loeff
Publisher: David Loeff
Available at: Amazon
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Orphan’s Gold is about young Virgil who sets out to the Colorado gold mines in search of his father. Once there he finds out that his father has died when the mine collapsed. Virgil is determined to find out for himself whether or not his father is really dead. He breaks through the tunnel only to find a strange room. Once he emerges the world is a different place. His adventures take him to such places where wooly mammoths exist and ambulances scream through the night. He finds out he has the power to save humanity.
While I did enjoy this novella, I thought it lacked depth. Virgil never fully developed into a 3D character for me. He never became anyone other then a “kid with a good-nature”. Sure, he had adventures and he had relationships but his emotions never fully came to play. However I did admire him for his strength and resilience when they came to play in the situations he faced.
Argoura, the love interest of Virgil, was the most interesting character for me. She had the most depth out of everyone involved including Virgil. She had a range of emotions I couldn’t quite decipher in any of the other characters.
As far as the time traveling machine goes, I had a hard time believing it went undiscovered so long. However once I let my issues go, I managed to enjoy the story.