I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.For Love of Mother-Not by Alan Dean Foster
Series: Pip and Flinx
Published by Audible Studios on 01/12/2009
Genres: Science Fiction
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He was just a freckle-faced, red-headed kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits and he was hers.
For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew - even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers. Across the forests and swamps of the winged world called Moth, their only weapons were Pip's venom . . . and Flinx's unusual Talents.
This is the first chronological novel of the Pip and Flinx series, a series about a boy with strange telepathic abilities and his pet killer snake. In this novel, scientists who created Pip want to get him back and proceed with kidnapping his adoptive mother to get to him. He then goes on a quest to rescue her and figure out what these people want. Along the way he learns more about himself as well.
The pacing was pretty good in this book and it did a great job of explaining where Pip and Flinx came from and the relationship with Flinx’s adoptive mother. It is very much in the style and caliber of the other P&F books I’ve read, and I found it to be fairly quick and enjoyable. The “evil” characters in the book didn’t have as much development as they could have, but I didn’t find that it detracted from the story all that much.
The narration was top-notch and I have no complaints with it.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading the other books in the series.