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Diego lebt in einer Zeit nach dieser Zeitkollision nach den Chronos Kriegen. Aber es gibt auch Jahre nach dem Krieg noch Zeitextremisten, die die Bewohner und Kulturen der verschiedenen Zeiten separat halten wollen, um diese Kulturen zu erhalten. In diesem steampunk-sci-fi Setting werden nun die aktuellen Themen Rassismus, Sklaverei, Intoleranz, Leitkultur und Russlandbashing abgearbeitet. Einer der Helden ist ein Russischer Seemann und auch Vasili Arkhipov, der die nukleare Katastrophe verhindert hat, wird ebenfalls geehrt.
Martin Luther King Jr. Durch die detaillierten Illustrationen kann auf langwierige Beschreibungen verzichtet werden. Figuren werden nicht beschrieben, es gibt ein Bild.
Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic
Auch ganze Szenen werden teilweise nicht beschrieben, sondern durch Bilder und Bildsequenzen ersetzt, was dem Leser langatmige Schlachtenbeschreibungen gottlob erspart und durch wenige Bilder ersetzt. Eine wirklich gelungene Kombination aus bekannten Plotelementen, die gelungen kombiniert werden und aktuellen Themen und Geschichte, die in die Geschichte eingewoben werden.
Die Kombination aus Bild und Text ist sehr gelungen. In diesem Fall eben viele, sehr viele, sehr detailreiche farbige Illustrationen.
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Am Morgen seines Santiago Ribera soll den Zeitbruch — und somit die letzten 15 Jahre — ungeschehen machen. Doch es kommt alles anders als geplant Die Entwicklung der vier jungen Menschen aus den unterschiedlichen Epochen ist enorm. Ein Team mit Zukunftspotential. Auch die absolute Technologisierung und deren Folgen werden thematisiert. Ich denke da nicht nur an unser Privtleben, Fernseher, Computer usw. Die Geschichte an sich ist nicht immer perfekt. Aber durch die beinahe fotorealistischen Bilder wird das wieder wett gemacht.
Armand Baltazar lebt mit seiner Familie in Nordkalifornien, wo er an den Illustrationen, Animationen und weiteren epischen Timeless-Abenteuern arbeitet. I was really looking forward to this based when it was announced because MG! Author who worked for Pixar, Disney, and Dreamworks! But sadly, Armand Baltazar is a fantastic artist with great ideas, but he's not a writer. Or the editor at least needed to do more to the manuscript.
When I think back on this story, it's a solid 3. I liked Diego; he wasn't perfect and he was kind of a dumbass at times and cocky, but he's also a year-old boy. Paige was a JOY. Lucy and Petey weren't developed nearly as much, but again I attribute it to being a first book, and I could have done without the romance between Diego and Lucy, which is foreshadowed from the moment they meet.
In fact, Diego and Paige who's black have a few moments and conversations where they explicitly discuss what it's like people people of color in a world that has been fractured and put together and in some places being POC is okay and some it's not. The world is super unique and interesting, and I want to know more!
When I reflect upon the story, I remember myself liking it a lot. At times it was rough.
The author really likes using sentence fragments even in non-action scenes, which is a pet peeve of mine. The pacing of the story sputtered and stalled and then would race ahead, and it reminded me vaguely of being in the same car of someone who's driving stick shift for the first time. Lots of grinding gears and generally a rough ride. While this is big book around pages , and a lot of that can be attributed to the illustrations and the paper the book was printed on, it didn't need to be this long. One last thing of note before I get to what really bugged me: They aged years in demeanor when in reality they had been training for about 4?
But, and I think this is what really sunk the writing for me and made the process of reading less enjoyable, was the fact at time I couldn't understand what was happening. Especially in action scenes, things would happen so quickly and the pace was so frenetic that my head was spinning.
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On top of that, there were holes that an editor should have caught; items that suddenly appear or characters who disappear for a few paragraphs only to show up when they were supposed to be there the entire scene. I'm equalizing the two things the actual experience of reading vs. But I think I'm still going to continue the series because I like the characters, the world, the story, and I really hope the writing improves. The illustrations are gorgeous, lush, and evocative, and they go well with the characters, the world, and the story's general idea; the writing is underdeveloped, the story isn't well-paced, and it needed more time with an editor.
I will continue on with the series in the hope that the things I like stay and the things I don't get better. Oct 10, David Edmonds rated it really liked it Shelves: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic is a vividly imaginative tale that covers so many great story points that in my opinion, it defies to be categorized into one genre.
With elements of time travel mixed with robots, dinosaurs, steampunkery, and pirates, characters from the past, present, and future, this book has a little bit of everything. The action grabs you fairly quickly and never really lets up, yet it doesn't feel overly done. Baltazar keeps the pace excit Armand Baltazar's Timeless: Baltazar keeps the pace exciting, but not at the expense of his characters' development.
While it did seem that the kids went very quickly from not knowing one another and not necessarily liking one another to a fairly tight knit group, beyond that they seemed like fully fleshed out characters by the end of the book. The star of this book is the artwork. While the ARC provided black and white illustrations only, even these are breathtaking in their scope, and I can hardly wait to see what the full color package is going to look like. I'm sure it is going to be mesmerizing. Stop me if you've heard this one before. A boy with a special power has a parent who is kidnapped.
As he travels with friends to the rescue, including a brave young lady who slowly warms to his company, along the way he becomes a man. Okay, but consider a world in which time has collapsed. Where dinosaurs and robots and zeppelins and steamships are all equally likely. The story may not be entirely new, but the aesthetic of this book is an absolute delight. The art is phenomenal, and there's so m Stop me if you've heard this one before. The art is phenomenal, and there's so much of it that this is practically a picture book for all that it's on the longer end of the chapter book spectrum.
The Vastlantic is a world of pure imagination, and I highly recommend it for young readers.
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Jul 16, Lindsay rated it it was amazing. Dinos, steampunk, and the very future itself! I laughed at the characters antics, cried over characters, and was awed by the gorgeous artwork every few pages. I can barely wait for the next book! A cosmic event occurred causing a Time Collision that ruptured the space-time continuum melding together three distinct time periods, the past Steam Timers , the in-between Mid-Timers and the future Elders.
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The new world was made of bits and pieces from each time period, a world where gravity boards, steamships, trolley's, robots and even dinosaurs are now commonplace. The world created first started at war, but after years of fighting, eventually, the people came together and found a way t A cosmic event occurred causing a Time Collision that ruptured the space-time continuum melding together three distinct time periods, the past Steam Timers , the in-between Mid-Timers and the future Elders.
The world created first started at war, but after years of fighting, eventually, the people came together and found a way to live together in peace. Not everyone was happy with the new arrangement and out of this, the Aeternum grew hoping to gain dominance and control of the world for themselves.
Diego lives in what is now known as New Chicago with his mother, a renowned pilot, and father one of the world's foremost engineer's instrumental in building the robots that protect the city. On his thirteenth birthday, Diego learns from his father that special abilities called "The Maker's Sight" run in their family, which grant them the skill of visualizing the design and creation of objects within their mind, talents that Diego's father also possesses.
After Diego receives his birthday present, he and his father get into a huge disagreement over his plans for the future, which becomes further upsetting to Diego when he later learns that Aeternum has captured his father and a steam-engineer. Diego enlists the help of Petey, his best friend, Lucy, a girl from the Victorian Era whose brother and father were also captured, and Paige, Lucy's best friend.
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Together with a band of pirates, they attempt a rescue of their fathers. Along the way, they learn more about Aeternum's plans, who is behind the capture and that not just Diego's father is in danger, the whole world is at risk.
What initially drew me to Timeless was how the author began writing it as a bedtime story to his son, at first he thought of making it into a picture book but time got away from him, his son got older, so he decided to expand it into a book his pre-teen son would enjoy reading. There are over illustrations in Timeless, gorgeous illustrations, like my favorite of the four kids looking up at a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The facial expressions of the characters give them a life-like quality, and each is distinct. Lucy in her Victorian dress is also one of my favorites. There are also pages giving the feel of a graphic novel detailing the action in a scene from a gunfire fight. All the illustrations add these rich, lush details to this very unique world. I'm not surprised to learn that Baltazar is a former art director for Disney and Pixar.
I also really enjoyed the mixing of the different eras into one, having robots right next to dinosaurs lends itself to some interesting hazards and challenges for the adventures.
Everything from protecting their ship against a dinosaur and World War II fighter plane attack, to building and creating a robot or car submarines. It's hard to place whether this is fantasy or science fiction, or steam-punk but it's enjoyable nonetheless. With characters from different eras, Baltazar also delved into the topics of the suffragette movement, discrimination, even slavery. A wonderful adventure coupled with some of the most gorgeous illustrations makes me eager to see what Baltazar comes up with next. Jahrzehntelang hatten die Menschen Angst vor dem Weltuntergang.
Man nannte es 'Zeitkollision'. Alle brachten etwas aus ihrer alten Welt mit in die neue und so lebt nun die Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft miteinander.
Dass das nicht o Jahrzehntelang hatten die Menschen Angst vor dem Weltuntergang. Unexpectedly, this led him to a path in film. Armand began his film career in feature animation first as a background artist, then as a visual development artist, and art director for DreamWorks Studios, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Image Movers Digital and Pixar Animation Studio. Working on these films rekindled his boyhood spark for writing and Armand began work on a personal project in his spare time. What began as a simple illustrated adventure story for his son would become the first illustrated novel in his series.
Armand currently resides in Northern California with his family, working full time creating the art and stories for the epic illustrated middle grade adventure series Timeless for HarperCollins Publishing. You can visit him online at Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.