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The world is gradually drowning, as mighty Arctic ice floes melt, the seas rise, and land disappears forever beneath storm tossed waves Sixteen year old Mara and her ship of refugees are tracking the North Star, desperate to find a homeland in the melted ice mountains of Greenland The vast, floating city of Pomperoy is just one of the shocks that are not in their navigation plans Unwittingly, the refugees bring catastrophe in their wake for Tuck, a gypsea pirate boy, and also for Ilira a land whose inhabitants exist in a state of terror at the top of the worldBack in the drowned ruins at the feet of the towering sky city, Fox is beginning his battle with the cruel, corrupt forces that rule the New World But separated from Mara, his resolve begins to waver


10 thoughts on “Zenith

  1. Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) says:

    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS While I did not love Exodus, I was curious enough to see what would happen next There are some interesting developments in this book, but I still have an indifferent opinion on the series.This book starts where Exodus left off, with Mara leading the ships to Greenland in hopes that that will be a safe place to settle, without fear of the ocean overtaking them But things are still not going to be easy for Mara Meanwhile, This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS While I did not love Exodus, I was curious enough to see what would happen next There are some interesting developments in this book, but I still have an indifferent opinion on the series.This book starts where Exodus left off, with Mara leading the ships to Greenland in hopes that that will be a safe place to settle, without fear of the ocean overtaking them But things are still not going to be easy for Mara Meanwhile, a young boy, Tuck lives in a floating city of ships and becomes orphaned after Mara hits his city And the Fox lives below New Mundo in hopes to dismantle the city s corruption.The plot is pretty similar to book one, with Mara going on an adventure through various settings She, of course, encountersproblems That s a big reason why I kind of thought Exodus was fine by itself because sequels always bringconflict and I would be fine believing that Mara was living happily in Greenland One of the main reasons why I continued was because there were still threads to tie up in New Mundo, but that was never resolved in this book We see the Fox, but it s mostly him just hiding in the old university and worrying about Mara He doesn t do anything, so his scenes frustrated me We do see new characters, such as Tuck, and I do think the series does a great job of showing the different types of societies that crop up after an apocalyptic event.It took me a while to get into this book because, like book one, the pacing is slow, but once I got about midway through the book I became intrigued by this cast of characters There are a lot of difficult and hard situations in this book, but that is to be expected Near the end of the book some major plot points came, which really drew me in, but the last few chapters were a bit confusing IN CONCLUSION Overall, this was an okay read I did like it and I think it had a lot of interesting elements, but I felt like some areas dragged and like the last book I felt disconnected The book left off on a curious and odd note, but the third book was never published in America so it s unlikely that I will read it


  2. Anne Hamilton Anne Hamilton says:

    The sequel to Exodus I read Exodus when it came out over 10 years ago, but it s taken me quite a while to find the rest of the trilogy Not surprising since it was five years later between the publication of Exodus and Zenith It took me most of Zenith to realise that there s a hidden theme in this series the character of Mara is based on the legendary Teneu, the mother of Kentigern, patron saint of Glasgow.I should have realised earlier However, in the first book, all that connects Mara to T The sequel to Exodus I read Exodus when it came out over 10 years ago, but it s taken me quite a while to find the rest of the trilogy Not surprising since it was five years later between the publication of Exodus and Zenith It took me most of Zenith to realise that there s a hidden theme in this series the character of Mara is based on the legendary Teneu, the mother of Kentigern, patron saint of Glasgow.I should have realised earlier However, in the first book, all that connects Mara to Teneu is that her looks resemble the Face in the Stone the statues and symbols of the life story of Kentigern s mother which are actually to be found in presentday Glasgow In Exodus, however, all that gives away the identity of the drowned cathedral city below the sky metropolis of New Mungo is Mungo itself an alternative for Kentigern and the names the Treenesters give themselves suburbs of Glasgow like Gorbals and Broomielaw, Clayslaps and Molendinar, Candleriggs and Pollock In Zenith, Mara s story is beginning to align itself with that of Theneuclosely At the end of Exodus, Fox the grandson of New Mungo s founder helped her engineer an escape for the city s slaves on a ship which he has set on automatic It s heading north, hopefully to find land Mara believes, clinging fervently and fearfully to the prospect that when the polar ice melted and drowned most of the world then Greenland, released from the vast weight of ice covering it, popped up like a cork.Mara discovers she is pregnant with Fox s child and now she regrets not trying to talk him out of staying behind in the drowned city He s holed up in the spire of the old university with a godbox , a device which allows him to access the Noos within New Mungo He hopes he can find a way to let the people there know the truth about their society that it s built on slavery, that hidden from their gaze in a squalid sea city below their eyrie are refugees desperate to enter the paradise above Fox has been sheltered all his life and the grim world in which he finds himself is almost too bleak to endure As he finds it almost impossible to get through the new cyber security devised by the rooks , he thinks of giving up his plans for revolution hoping against hope his grandfather will forgive his part in the escape of the slaves only to slowly and inexorably realise his family know nothing about love or compassion Mara s only connection with Fox is her cyberwizz but it loses power without sunlight.When the Arkiel, the ship heading north, crashes into a pirate sea city of Pomperoy, the inhabitants set off in pursuit, intent on revenge The Arkiel eventually finds land in the far north, beyond a field of icebergs Atop a coastline of high cliffs, a set of giant statues points the way to shelter Only Pollock is suspicious and warns of a trap.This story has a curious sense of perspective Like the first, I felt that it was almost told from the point of view of the world itself, as if the drowned and dreaming landscape was narrating the action on its surface.In fact, it follows three different characters Tuck, a boy on the pirate sea city the Arkiel crashed into Mara and Fox.It has quite a disjointed feel since Fox and Mara are now completely separated and Tuck only interacts with Mara once the Arkiel has fallen into the wrecker s trap on the isle in the far north.Bits to relish about words and other things The name for the northern lights in Norse is skauf or fox fire from their resemblance to foxes tails on fire.A beaver is the ultimate bridge builder or pontifex In ancient times, people thought the making of a bridge was such a miraculous skill it must be inspired by the gods A pontifex was almost a sacred title A great bridge builder was treated like a god The Man in the Middle looked up to as semi divine in the sea city of Pomperoy is clearly though never identified Colonel Sanders and the sign belonging to KFC


  3. Vee_Bookish // stan shea couleé Vee_Bookish // stan shea couleé says:

    This suffered badly from a case of second book syndrome, but the ending was just stunning, I can t wait to read the next


  4. SJH (A Dream of Books) SJH (A Dream of Books) says:

    Zenith is the sequel to Exodus and continues the story of Mara as she searches for a home in the North Now aboard a ship with refugees from New Mungo, Mara has a terrifying journey ahead of her as she seeks to find Greenland and a safe place where she can begin to build a new home Having left Fox behind to fight his own battle, she has to face loss and heartbreak as she clings to survival.When the ship she s aboard crashes into a city of boats, barges and bridges, they cause untold chaos a Zenith is the sequel to Exodus and continues the story of Mara as she searches for a home in the North Now aboard a ship with refugees from New Mungo, Mara has a terrifying journey ahead of her as she seeks to find Greenland and a safe place where she can begin to build a new home Having left Fox behind to fight his own battle, she has to face loss and heartbreak as she clings to survival.When the ship she s aboard crashes into a city of boats, barges and bridges, they cause untold chaos and destruction Tuck, a gypsea who has only ever lived at sea, joins the chase for revenge as they hunt down the ship But new struggles face both Mara and Tuck as their paths cross and they face new dangers and challenges to their very existence.The book s chapters alternate between the stories of Mara, Tuck and Fox and their viewpoints are told in the present tense as they cope with an uncertain future I did find that in places the story was a little slow and not quite as exciting as the first installment A lot of plot threads were set up but a lot was still left hanging at the end and I didn t find the ending satisfying at all There s so much that needs to be sorted out I can only imagine that people reading this book back in 2007 must have been tearing their hair out at the end Luckily, I don t have long to wait as the final part of the trilogy, Aurora is published on 3rd June 2011 This is a brutal depiction of a future which has been marred by environmental devastation Stark and terrible, the book itself is a warning about the treatment of our planet Although I didn t enjoy it as much as Exodus , I thought that the character development was extremely good and there were a number of surprising twists which kept me in suspense There s a sense of adventure and excitement throughout and I found all the new discoveries that they made extremely fascinating The second book in a trilogy is always difficult but although I think it suffered slightly for this reason, I m definitely still looking forward to seeing what Julie Bertagna has in store for the big finale


  5. Sareh Sareh says:

    At first the book was really good Everything fit in well and I was not confused at all When Tuck came in I was okay with it But half way throughthings got really weird The characters were all good and believable I was upset when several of the characters disappeared or died Tuck was a nice addition, Mara was wonderful as in the last book, and Fox was pretty good too As were the rest of the characters But when Mara suddenly got pregnant, then things just got plain confusing I wasn t r At first the book was really good Everything fit in well and I was not confused at all When Tuck came in I was okay with it But half way throughthings got really weird The characters were all good and believable I was upset when several of the characters disappeared or died Tuck was a nice addition, Mara was wonderful as in the last book, and Fox was pretty good too As were the rest of the characters But when Mara suddenly got pregnant, then things just got plain confusing I wasn t really sure who s child it was, but eventually it said that it was Fox s But then I remembered that Mara had pointed out that they couldn t touch So if they couldn t then how could Mara have had his child Plus I couldn t even remember how old Mara was I think she s sixteen but I m not sure The plot was good and exciting, I rooted for the characters the whole time Although the ending confused me too What happened to Fox and his new friend What happened to Tuck And LilyI m not sure about her in the end Overall it was a good book and I enjoyed it Although I m going to say that Mara s pregnancy kinda ruined it for me It was just plain bizarre and it seemed kinda random to me Will I read the third book Probably not


  6. Corinne Edwards Corinne Edwards says:

    In this sequel to Exodus, Mara is on a search for land any land where their ship of refugees can finally let its passengers free Along with Mara s story in the cold waters of the north, we still watch the Fox in his struggle to right his city s injustices We also meet a new group of survivors on a floating boat city that eventually wind their way into the rest of Mara s story.In a world where, for most, life is still a daily struggle for survival, Zenith is another interesting look at our In this sequel to Exodus, Mara is on a search for land any land where their ship of refugees can finally let its passengers free Along with Mara s story in the cold waters of the north, we still watch the Fox in his struggle to right his city s injustices We also meet a new group of survivors on a floating boat city that eventually wind their way into the rest of Mara s story.In a world where, for most, life is still a daily struggle for survival, Zenith is another interesting look at our own past and at a future that could be I really enjoy survival stories and as a sequel, this one does not disappoint While it was vaguely predictable in parts, it also has me guessing enough that I wasn t annoyed I like the life in the characters and the way our story is a fable, a fireside mystery it makes the brain imagine what if


  7. Laura Roslin Laura Roslin says:

    Exodus 1 sucked so I m not wasting time on this one either.


  8. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    great, easy to read, light in some ways but thought provoking.


  9. Just Another Bookish Blog Just Another Bookish Blog says:

    This book starts right where the last one ended Mara and her friends, a group of refugees, are on a boat on their way to Greenland, hoping that there is land there to live on It s 100 years into the future, and the Earth is basically a huge ocean due to global warming and ice melting The first half of the book is them sailing to the hope of a new life Mara is having a hard time leaving Fox, and knowing that they ll never meet again for real really hurts But she s hanging onto the idea of b This book starts right where the last one ended Mara and her friends, a group of refugees, are on a boat on their way to Greenland, hoping that there is land there to live on It s 100 years into the future, and the Earth is basically a huge ocean due to global warming and ice melting The first half of the book is them sailing to the hope of a new life Mara is having a hard time leaving Fox, and knowing that they ll never meet again for real really hurts But she s hanging onto the idea of being a leader, and bringing the group of people she met in the sky city to safety from the rising waters In this book, a new character is introducted Tuck, an pirate Tuck is about Mara s age, and sees his home destroyed by her ship Through several circumstances, he decides to abandon his group of pirates to to go a better future, and join Mara s group The rest of the book is basically them hiking through the mountains to find a big freshwater lake I really enjoyed the whole environment aspect at one point, Mara researches what Earth was like before the floods it really emphasizes the idea that we know that the world is warming up, and that we should at least try to do something, before it s too late We know about sea levels rising, why can t we do anything about it I swear, reviewing the middle books in a series is so hard You already know the setting, yet there s cliffhangers for book 3, so it s like a filler book. yet there s spoilers and important stuff happening too Get what I mean I feel like I could relate to Marain this book she feltrealistic and had some reactions to little things that actually made sense However, there s some strange love triangle 1 thing going on that I m really confused about I m planning on reading book 3 sooner than later, hopefully that problem will be resolved Anyway, that s pretty much all I can say without spoiling it I didn t like this book as much as book 1, because I feel like this story was almost like an exoskeleton or something it s an amazing shell, but I feel like it could have gone so much deeper into the story


  10. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by JodiG for TeensReadToo.comOnce again, Mara is setting sail, fleeing from one unstable place to the promise of others Again she is headed north and again she is bringing bedraggled and hopeful survivors with her Everyone is searching for the same thing A safe place A home Land.In a world where global warming has melted all of the polar ice caps and the world has been flooded, there doesn t seem to be much to hope for any Mara led her family and friends north only to find th Reviewed by JodiG for TeensReadToo.comOnce again, Mara is setting sail, fleeing from one unstable place to the promise of others Again she is headed north and again she is bringing bedraggled and hopeful survivors with her Everyone is searching for the same thing A safe place A home Land.In a world where global warming has melted all of the polar ice caps and the world has been flooded, there doesn t seem to be much to hope for any Mara led her family and friends north only to find that the New World city of New Mungo wasn t the salvation they had hoped for Mara s cyberworld friend, Fox, has stayed behind to battle the corruption, while she sails north with Rowan, the Treenesters, the Urchins, and other escapees from New Mungo in search of the land Mara is sure exists.Along the way, Mara will meet Tuck, a boy who has only ever lived on the sea He lives on a floating city of connected boats, barges, and bridges, among people with a history of piracy The navigational course that Fox programmed for Mara s ship didn t include such a civilization and the ship causes damage to Tuck s people He joins his people in pursuing the great ship with vengeance in his mind.But, Tuck s people aren t the biggest threat facing Mara and the refugees of New Mungo The safety of a distant land may also offerdanger than they ever imagined And the very act of living is a hard earned accomplishment as lives are won and lost in this inhospitable new world.ZENITH is an exciting sequel to EXODUS I found it to be evenintense and thrilling than the first novel Julie Bertagna continues to describe a world that could be all too real if threats of global warming aren t taken to heart