Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wyvern by A.A. Attanasio

First sentence:

"Dawn built a temple of clouds above the jungle."


"He came from the jungles to challenge the world...

1609. A time when navigation was more art than science, when the whole wide world was thought of as plunder. This is the time when Jaki Gefjon was born in the dark jungle of Borneo, A fair-skinned half-breed, Jaki is outcast as a devil child. Until he emerges from the jungle and enters upon an epic adventure: through times of violence, treachery, mysticism, love, and loss." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a beautifully written epic story about life, death, love and self-discovery as Jaki Gefjon struggles to unite the teachings of both the jungle and the sea. I especially liked Jaki's interactions with his mentors Jabalwan and later Captain Pym.

Date read: 8/29/2008
Book #: 59
Challenges: Initials Reading Challenge, Unread Authors Challenge 2008, What an Animal! Challenge, Chunkster Challenge
Rating: 4*/5 = great
Genre: Adventure

ISBN-10: 0061000116
ISBN-13: 978006100119
Publisher: Harper
Year: 1988
# of Pages: 693
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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