Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue (Book 1) Paperback – February 27, 2013
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (February 27, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 504 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1481222880
- ISBN-13 : 978-1481222884
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 5 x 1.26 x 8 inches
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Molly Fyde plays an oddly subdued role in this story, more controlled by than in control of events despite her prodigy-level skill as a pilot. There is credit in giving her challenges to overcome where these skills don’t apply, and in this sense we have here a coming of age story
I’m intrigued enough, and hopeful that a substantially more ‘take charge’ Molly emerges in the next story. For this reason alone, I’m likely to try the next in the series
Howey manages to create something new while using traditional ingredients: Molly is the underdog, the poor orphan girl (like Dickens's young characters, or, closer to us, Harry Potter). There's something of Gulliver's travels too, with the different customs, sizes and specificities of every race: the Glemots are very tall and heartlessly efficient, the Palans are messy and treacherous, the Drenards are exceptional pilots... Each encounter raises philosophical questions that can be a bore for Molly, but are actually quite deep and thought provoking (the place given to technology, what's art / beauty, how to decide what's important or not). She and Cole are like two futuristic Gullivers or Candides, yet they're not that naive and helpless, even if they're young. Each encounter adds another unexpected friend to this motley crew, which looks like Peter Pan's lost boys (Walter the Palan, Edison the Glemot, Anlyn the Drenard...)
There's constant movement in The Parsona Rescue: it's a way to keep the blood flowing and the interest up. Movement was key in Wool too, though in a cramped space, always up and down, while here it's from planet to planet aboard spaceships... Still, in both cases it always has something to do with escape. Conspiracy and lies are also at the core of both narratives, as the main characters fight against the system, through an investigation that reaches the level of a quest.
The cliffhanger ending leaves you with but one choice: ordering the second volume, which is just what I'm about to do.