Forging Zero

Forging Zero The Legend of ZERO begins the epic journey of year old Joe Dobbs in a post apocalyptic universe following a massive alien invasion of Earth The oldest of the children drafted from humanity s devast

  • Title: Forging Zero
  • Author: SaraKing
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  • Page: 409
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Legend of ZERO begins the epic journey of 14 year old Joe Dobbs in a post apocalyptic universe following a massive alien invasion of Earth The oldest of the children drafted from humanity s devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia long alien struggle for independence.The Legend of ZERO begins the epic journey of 14 year old Joe Dobbs in a post apocalyptic universe following a massive alien invasion of Earth The oldest of the children drafted from humanity s devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia long alien struggle for independence Once his training begins, one of the elusive and prophetic Trith appears to give Joe a spine chilling prophecy that the universe has been anticipating for millions of years Joe will be the one to finally shatter the vast alien government known as Congress And the Trith cannot lie But first Joe has to make it through bootcamp.

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  • SaraKing

    After a long, twisted road, Alaskan Fury is my 15th book The rest aside from the first five or so practice books spent the last 3 6 years languishing on my hard drive as I waited for some really cool editor at a big, traditional publishing house to notice me It didn t happen, even with a world famous agent doing his damnedest to get my books out there.So, because I ve got a stubborn streak a mile wide and some say because I m a na ve, dumbass Alaskan I m striking out on my own and putting my books out there Basically casting my dice to the Fates, and seeing what happens If you like my books, please tell your friends I don t have a huge advertising team behind me, so word of mouth really helps.On that note, my books never went through a copyeditor What you see is the result of a few dedicated volunteers, all of whom have poured untold hours into the crafting of the book in your hands They are awesome, steeped in awesome, sprinkled with awesome Thanks, guys Further, I write fast I can easily write 6 novels a year 8 if I don t get distracted and during those long years waiting for somebody to notice me, I was finding myself in the extremely frustrating position of watching my manuscripts pile up because traditional publishing companies can only take 1 or 2 novels by a single author a year Keep an eye out for a bunch of new books from yours truly, as I ve finally got an outlet for all that creative drive Enjoy I can be reached at kingnovel gmailFriend me on Facebook facebook kingfiction

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  • I enjoyed reading this story very much. I found the first half to be a bit harrowing to poor Joe and the humans. After they arrived to their training planet, I felt the story got much more interesting, and from that point on, I couldn't put it down. In fact, I stayed up until 4am to finish it.I loved the well rounded-characters, their personal growth, including their physical growth that did not match their mental growth. This was very realistic and well done. I liked that Ms. King included thei [...]


  • Another youngsters in jeopardy, though this is children 5-12, except for 14 year old Joe. They are given hormonal treatments to make their bodies grow for the aliens who invaded earth and took the kids to serve in the army of Congress, which has thousands of species. (But the one that deals with the humans seems to have gender binary.)Too much brutality to kids, one-dimensional characters, and uneven writing (imaginative bits alternating with overused plot points) and prophesies that foretell ou [...]


  • Forging Zero was the first book that I read based on the Kindle advertisement and high number of five star reviews on . I finished it and it kept me reading, but several times throughout I had the following feelings:1) It seemed like a YA book, but was wasn't.2) The writing was OK and character development wasn't bad, but it felt like a first novel from a promising author rather than a fully-fledged work.3) The science fiction element was lacking in internal consistency in a way that left me thi [...]


  • Fred recommended this to me, after going around explaining to me why furglings are worse than furgs - which told me he was really into it. I finally got around it to it - and now I'm going around calling things jenfurglings. The scary bit is that it sounds perfectly normal. I'll be the first to admit - I love to champion character writers (finally! another author who admits that their characters hijack the book!) and small publishers. It was a pleasure to read a well written and well edited book [...]


  • With all the political strife out there right now in real Earth time, this hits on what it means to be human; what we fight for, live for and die for. It contains rich, character driven plots, prophecies, and has enough twists and turns like a great mystery novel. Nothing is predictable. “The Legend of Zero” held me captive to the events, emotions and possibilities that unfold from the very first page, everything wanted when I read a really great book, here’s why.Usually science fiction bo [...]


  • This is one wow of a book. Not only is it 575 pages, but it is unique in almost every way. It's an alien invasion tale, but most of the action happens away from earth. It has dozens of fascinating characters - including the aliens. The main characters are children, but it is in no way a children's or a young adult book (in fact I wouldn't let anyone under 16 read it). It is extremely well written as the author invents an complete alien world including the most minor details and language.For a lo [...]


  • I didn't want to like this book, I didn't even want to get that deep into it. As soon as I saw that children were being used in the storyline I balked and tried to make myself put it down but the nagging thoughts of what if, would my child survive in that setting and I would so want my child to be like him made me keep going. To me this book was an Orson Scott Card meets Larry Niven or Isaac Asimov. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, sometimes laughing other times crying and lots [...]


  • Didn't really care for it. The story is very one-dimensional. The characters have potential, but the plot is too thin to give them much to do. The so-called superior alien race are really just a bunch of bullies with the emotional maturity of 13 year old's. Their simplistic motives get repetitive and boring. And the brutality is, at times, gratuitous. The story is about a brutal invading force that takes all the small children and conscripts them into an intergalactic army. Much of what follows [...]


  • 4.5 starsLiam Owen did such a fantastic job narrating this one.I just spent close to 19 hours listening to this incredible story. The whole time cringing and flinching from the gruesomeness and visciousness of the details.This is not a YA novelThe characters are human children and alien species (monsters). However, do not mistake this for a YA novel. In no way does this read as YA. It is harsh. It is brutal. It is honest and it is emotionally draining.I lived each of Joe's trials. I fretted over [...]


  • 4.5It's been a few days and I'm still thinking about this book. This book was phenomenal. It kind of left me speechless. I decided to wait until after I listened to Ender's Game before I commented on this. The two don't even compare. This one was much more brutal and compelling. Aliens show up and demand 98% of all children ages 5-12 be given to them to form a human division of their congressional army. Joe (aged 14) is taken when he sets his brother and several hundred other kids free before th [...]


  • OMG!! Why do all the good books keep you up all night?? I have to force myself to stop around 1 or 2 am just so I can get some sleep!Zero is a wonderful book full of wonderful characters and amazing places. What does go on in Sara King's mind?? (kinda scary?!?!?) The ship, the planet, the ferlii and its spores - a vivid picture of what could be out there.The characters are well written and believable. The story is gripping, intriguing, dark, funny, sad - the list goes on and on. Only a good (GRE [...]


  • An extremely talented writerAn extremely talented writerThis is my first book review despite being an avid reader. I had to chime in and thank the many other positive reviews that convinced me to try this author out because she is absolutely well worth it. This has been one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time and I'm very much looking forward to reading more in the series. Just keep in mind it is a war story so get ready to lose some characters you really will fall in love with. [...]


  • Falling Skies meets Ender's Game, The Legend of Zero is a coming-of-age story in a hostile alien landscape, where every alliance is critical and every mistake might be your last. It is an immersive whirlwind journey through youth, war, political intrigue, the resilient human psyche, and the fragile yet immutable bonds of friendship. It is breathtaking and beautiful, brutal and unforgiving, and I didn't want it to end. I can't wait for the next chapter in this amazing series.


  • Yesterday I finished Outer Bounds: Fortune's Rising (Outer Bounds, #1) by this author and was completely sold on her. It was the third book I'd read by her (I've also read the 2 Guardians of the First Realm books), and I gave all three books 5 stars. So I immediately bought this book, the first in her Legend of ZERO series, but at 12% into the ebook, I couldn't take it anymore. I stopped reading and returned the book to . Why? Cruelty to children. It's a hot button for me. The set up is dystopia [...]


  • Sara King takes first contact through the eyes of the young. The premise of "Forging Zero" is that Congress, a conglomerate of alien races lands on Earth and makes the following demand: "Join or die. And guess what? Give us your kids so we can forge them into the fiercest fighters the universe has ever seen." The hero is Joe Dobbs, who's too old to be chosen. But he ends up rescuing his younger brother and 900 other kids and is taken as a consolation. He and the other recruits, who are all 5 to [...]


  • I'm not going to rate this book simply because I don't know whether to give it one star or five! Fast-paced, action-packed, gratuitous violence, aliens, dragons, torture, . this is not a book for the faint of heart, but the writing is good and the characters believable. I loved the way the author slips in details without making them info-dumps, but the over-use of italics made some sections difficult to read. I had a feeling I had read something like this before but I can't place it. There are s [...]


  • The first few pages will draw you in. I could not put this book down, and I am so thankful that there is a second book for me to read. I loved her book Outer Bounds (Parasite Publications), and I am surprised the characters in this book are even more interesting. Sara is really good at writing about aliens, and making you see what is being written. On to the next Zero book! I can't wait!



  • Great idea but flawed execution. Great diversity of physically non-anthropomorphic aliens that somehow talk and act EXACTLY like every Hollywood version of bootcamp ever created.


  • I made it through 140 pages before surrendering to frustration. Judging by the positive reviews and strong sales, I am missing something. Forging Zero is pointlessly cruel with shoddy world-building and annoying characters. If the book was meant to be a spoof of some kind, it wasn't funny or clever. Somehow, it has found an audience out there that enjoys it.Forging Zero tells the story of Joe, a teenager who survives a devastating alien invasion at the hands of a octopus-like race called the Oor [...]


  • When I read the little thing that the author wrote about her writing, I was honestly touched--- No, really I was touched. Even now I would be touchedJoe Dobbs, an ordinary boy who will be forged from hero to soldier zero!!! This unassuming boy who has a prophecy foretold before even humans could make fire!!! Amazing! See him picking up fights with his saviors! Watch him back down and cower when he meets anyone with an edge over him, and in general, cower when he can't bully people into submissio [...]


  • Wow, this book was a gem. I kind of hate that seems to know what books I'm going to like in all the emails it sends me, but for $2 I'm willing to overlook the shameless mind-reading efforts of theirs because Forging Zero was worth the $2 (and the $4 I'll spend on every subsequent book in the series I'm sure).Joe Dobbs is your ordinary 14 year old boy, until the congress occupies Earth and forces the military recruitment of every child between 5 and 12. Joe, because of his unfortunate tendency t [...]


  • I just finished reading this book and I have no idea how to rate it. In some twisted way, I loved it but the thing is I also hated it. Let me try to explain. The violence on the children was overboard. Some of the twists wereunbelievable—among other things, congress has a strange way to train their rookies. Although I had problems with the alien language and expressions at first, for the most part the writing was great and imaginative. Towards the end, I could not put the book down. I wanted t [...]


  • This book deserves more than 5 STARS!I don't know about you, but when I find an exceptional writer in sci fi, I feel like I struck gold. Too much? Well, I challenge you to take a read and prepare to follow the greatest adventures a young men from earth can make. Well, actually, in the universe! We are introduced to a very interesting "what if". What if these totally very highly technical space aliens arrive, establish their government and takes children from their homes to serve in their army? A [...]


  • One of the new epic SCI-Fi classics in the new-jack style of writing that has Consumed and entertained me like only the great classics of all time ever could. Better than most Sci-Fi I have ever read the characters are extremely well developed and you really feel a loss when anyone suffers or dies. These newer stories have gone back to character development and no more description than is actually necessary. I mean, we have an imagination, that's why we are reading I loved this book and I think [...]


  • This is a great book. I make it a habit lately of buying small house published or self-published books. Sometimes you are surprised and sometimes not. Sometimes those surprises are good and sometimes not so good. I have to say this books is a surprise and of the very good kind. While not clean enough to recommend for my children it is an excellent story. I really appreciate the strong character driven writing style. The book is a beefy 600+ pages long but none of it feels like fluff. A true joy [...]


  • This is the first in a new series of books by this great author. This book isnt for the fainthearted, as the first half of the book contains some unpleasant scenes. Its well worth closing your eyes for the gory bits and pressing on, because this is a fantastic story, which shows the true spirit of being human. Following Joe as he matures and achieves far more than he ever thought possible, we learn a lot about human nature.If you like sci-fi/fantasy you will enjoy this series of books.


  • This is honestly one of the best books I've read in a very long time - and I read LOTS of book. I've read all of Sara King's books and thoroughly enjoyed them, which is why she's an automatic buy for me. She's written paranormal romances, fantasies and sci-fi and I've loved them all. Forging Zero is very dark in places and will make you cry several times, and even though I usually prefer books that make me laugh, I can't recommend this one enough.


  • es un poco largo pero se deja leer bien. si me pongo quisquilloso el personaje principal tiene cierto desarrollo y el resto es bidimensional. la historia está bien, todavía no sé si es para seguir leyendo la saga. en general te mantiene entretenido pero abusa de las vueltas de la historia: todos mueren y él siempre se salva porque es él.


  • Good Space Op : good background, good story, good characters. Something like a trash young adult Full Metal Jacket in space.Some little flaws (too much tragedy and poorly mastered time frame).But If you don't like war or children soldiers, don't read it !


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