Review of Zona: The Forbidden Land

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Review of Zona: The Forbidden Land

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Zona: The Forbidden Land" by Fred G. Baker.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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There is a dreadful zone near Siberia, her mystery yet to be discovered; it is referred to as Zona and popularly called the forbidden land. No wonder, after an expedition into the land, Randall has been declared missing. This necessitated Grant Taylor, who is a niece to the missing Randall, to look for him by all means. Colonel Volkov will be leading another expedition into Zona, and Grant will use this time to search for Randall. Others that followed include Irina, a botanist, a zoologist, scientists, and security guards. However, out of all these people, Volkov was the only surviving being. Indeed, there is more to the dreadful attribute of the land, Zona. Anyway, would Grant Succeed?

Zona: The Forbidden Land by Fred G. Baker is a fantastic fiction novel that shows the adventurous experience of a group of people in a dreadful land, their dangerous encounters, and their struggles for survival.

The story begins with an introductory narration, which gives clues about what readers are to come across in the book. The way this part is presented, I was engaged and yet filled with the curiosity to grace my eyes of what Zona could look like in the description and while it is explored.

This book indeed possesses all the elements of its kind that keep my eyes wide open while reading functional stories. I love the presence of mystery as the author describes Zona's land and its constituent dreadful creatures. Also, the book is not lacking in suspense and romance features—all these gave me a great time while reading the book. With the writing style and tone of the book, I felt like I was included in the convoy going into the targeted mysterious land, with the warriors armed with eight big tractors pulling sleds, artillery, and machine guns.

Grant was once in Elmhurst, where he worked as a university professor before he left for Russia to search for his uncle, who suddenly disappeared, and to possess his heritage. Grant's presence in Saint Petersburg brings about the inclusion of some famous Russian places and foods as well as a few Russian words—all of which I found informative.

The book has lots of death scenes and sex scenes, so I would not recommend it to children. I'd recommend the book to younger and older adults who love to read adventurous stories and exploration of unknown lands. If you love to read books about dreadful scenes dominated by paranormal creatures and you won't mind coming across romantic dealings of characters, this book is for you.

This book had no grammar errors, so it is said to be exceptionally well-edited. Hence, it earns a rating of 4 out of 4 stars from me.

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