Flying flaming sharks star in this funfilled apocalyptic thriller, Sharcano by Jose Prendes.
I love this cover. Talk about ACTION! I see a lot of it.
OMG! As soon as I saw this cover, I knew I had to have Sharcano by Jose Prendes, so I bought my very own copy. This has been the first book I bought this year.
I read Jose Prendes’ bio and it reads as if it is a short story and great for some laughs.
It all started with the amazing find of an 83′ megalodon beached, mauled and burnt.
I can see it all now. Coming soon to a theater near you…It’s lava sharks!
As soon as Mick Cathcart hears of it, he dumps his daughter at his exes and it’s off on the adventure of a lifetime. He thinks he is God’s gift to women, arrogant and self absorbed.
When Father MacKenzie hung himself in desolation, Father Cox stepped in, determined to change the outcome Father MacKenzie had foreseen.
Reading about Bao and his terrifying and sad, yet uplifting, trial by water was so detailed and realistic, my emotions ran AMOK, highs and lows and back again. He is such a kind hearted and loving child who is put to the test, his losses and sorrow mount. I kept thinking, please Jose, don’t leave him out there alone. His sacrifices deserve a reward.
We have Buck and Trigg, just a couple of good old boys out looking for Sasquatch. They are quite the characters and seem to pop up at just the right time. I can’t help but laugh at them, even though things don’t look so good to me, they don’t seem to understand how up a tree they are.
Volcanoes are popping up from the sea floor, spewing lava worldwide and it is alive.
I can see them, forming in the lava, jumping, flying, determined to find…US!
A plague, the Hell Virus, begins to spread. Humans are facing extinction.
The action is easy to visualize after watching all those Sharnadoes.
Funny, witty, sad, hopeful, uplifting.
The characters don’t all make it to the end, sometimes sacrificing themselves to save others. They grabbed at me, pulling me for and against them. I didn’t always like them, but they all had their contribution to make.
There is a twist that sets it apart from the B movies I love so much…spirituality.
I was hem hawing and telling myself, yeah I know that, then WTF, then, yeah I know that, then WTF.
Jose Prendes did a great job pushing my buttons at the end of Sharcano. I loved this novel and am looking forward to the next one.
ABOUT JOSE PRENDES (From Goodreads)
Jose Prendes, international man of mystery, was found swaddled in a basket among the reeds at the mouth of the Amazon. Raised by local shamans, Jose learned the magic of language and decided to dedicate his skills to the betterment of all mankind. He trekked to America at the age of 12, on foot no less, and made his home in Florida for a few years. After discovering a cure for the common cold, and losing it among his comic book collection, Prendes decided to abandon Florida for sunny Los Angeles.
Upon arriving in the city of angels, he was made the leader of a small group of cinephiles who believed he was the second coming of Shakespeare. Wielding immense power, and a ridiculously awesome dvd collection, Prendes continues his struggle to save the world from the coming peanut butter and jelly apocalypse.