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Biocode – Endeavour-bookcover

By: Terence McAdams

Biocode – Endeavour

Pages: 200 Ratings: 5.0
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Ciara Alinec has visions of past and future events due to a unique sequence of DNA from an unknown source. Unexpectedly, her aunt and uncle move to South Korea, and Ciara finds herself attending a private international academy on Jeju Island. The school is the brainchild of a biotech billionaire, Dr Sanjung Kim, who has assembled the most gifted students globally. With guidance from the social counsellor, James Fernley, Ciara learns to harness her abilities.

Ciara is critical to Dr Kim’s plan to discover a race of supernatural beings from Māori mythology, a species with technology far in advance of humans. Through her visions of an 18th-century naval officer called William Hartley, Ciara experiences his life. But are her actions to discover the location of these beings preordained? Accompanied by her friends, Ciara travels to New Zealand to unravel the mystery, only to trigger a series of events that may destroy humanity.

Terence McAdams’ books seek to educate with plot-twisting narratives interweaving science, technology and history. His writing focuses on positive role modelling through richly-drawn characters. His doctoral research focused on girls’ computer programming, and he advocates for girls in STEAM. Terence also writes technical examination papers for the International Baccalaureate and publishes many articles on technology, data analysis and education. Terence seeks to enlighten and engage readers about scientific advancements through intrigue.

Customer Reviews
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  • Anonymous

    I was also one of the people who got a sneak a peak of the book before it's publication. This is one of the most interesting fast paced Sci-fi novels out there. His writing and the easter eggs hidden in the writing and the cover are subtle but get so much meaning across to the audience. I would love to recommend this book to everyone who has even a slight interst in Sci-fi Historical fiction. Everyone go read the second and third book as well!

  • Chrystene

    Outstanding first Novel!

    Gripping from the opening chapter we immediately become engaged with the main character Ciara Alinac. Through her eclectic, likable, and relatable friends, Ciara sets out to understand her mysterious & vivid dreams of William Hartley a midshipman on Captain Cooks's Endeavour voyage of the Pacific. It is a fast-paced, intense & suspenseful historical/sci-fi adventure full of intrigue. The reader will enjoy the close relationships between Ciara and her friends, they provide much-needed relief, support, and humor from the enormity of the task at hand. Set on Jeju Island South Korea this book takes us on a voyage unlike no other to New Zealand, Australia, China & beyond. Highly recommended - I loved it!!

  • Stuart

    I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the book and was grateful that I did. I pride myself on being able to guess what will happen next, but not this time. The blend of historical data mixed with a dash of sci-fi over a number of countries and different times in history. made for a captivating read. Personally knowing many of the places described, added another dimension of enjoyment for me. This story would make a wonderful teen adventure movie.

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