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Zollocco: A Novel of Another Universe

by Cynthia Joyce Clay

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Review from the Romantic Times Book Club, April 2003,

Kathy Boswell

 4 stars

This intriguing book, told in first person, follows an unnamed Earthling who is distressed that the planet, as she knows it, is dying. Wanting to go somewhere else so she won't be poisoned as well, she teleports to a sentient forest called Zollocco to find a cure.

 “Even though the Zollocco forest hasn't allowed humans to become inhabitants, the plants and animals that live there feel kindred to this woman. They accept her but feel she must learn some lessons in order to fully become one with Zollocco. She's sent all over on a magical adventure to prepare her for what her final destiny and outcome will be.     

“Needless to say, this whole concept of plants, animals and beasts who actually converse with humans totally intrigued me. The book is so riveting, I almost felt as if I were actually living these adventures myself. For fans of alternate universes, this story comes highly recommended.”


Reader Reviews

  • "Totally enjoyable, hilariously funny in places, utterly original and the product of avery gifted imagination indeed. Please give us more Cynthia," Jason Avalez.
  • "I Loved Zollocco (Poly Kardia 1/21/2002) I have been an enthusiastic Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan for Decades. Zollocco rates up with the best in the business. I didnt want to put it down and was Delighted by the sense of Positive Hope I still retain for Earths Future. A must read for everyone interested in Ecology or Nature Worship. "
  • Jaymi B., 11/13/2000:"So far, I am only in the fourth chapter and I am spellbound by the rich imagination that Cynthia has employed in creating this wonderful book!! It is one of the best stories I have ever read!! and I have a 38 year history of reading!! Keep them coming Cynthia, you have a bright future ahead!!"

    See a lengthy reader review for Zollocco at Amazon.com

Visit the Cynthia's blog, Zollocco and the Environment.


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