Spanners: The Fountain of Youth by Jonathan Maas

spannersBlurb from, please scroll down for the review.

The average human being lives from 0-80 sequentially. Spanners don’t.
These rare beings have different lifespans than the rest of us. Some live their lives in reverse, some live only six months, and some are immortal. There are hundreds of classes of spanners that live hundreds of different ways, and each class has a unique lifespan that gives them unique powers.
A few spanners find a way to live in normal human society, but most live in the shadows. There are some spanners that are extremely dangerous, and with the help of a mayfly-class spanner, an 8,000-year-old detective named Adam Parr is doing everything he can to keep them under control.

The Fountain of Youth
When one of Adam’s old adversaries uncovers the most powerful and deadly spanner in history, it’s up to Adam and Mayfly to take her back before she unleashes her full power and ends the world as we know it.

Review by Kagsy

I really enjoyed reading Spanners and allowed the story to unfold without the complication of having to understand the linear time element. Although a cliche save the world type story there were surprises along the way, enough to keep a relatively non sci-fi fan interested. Well written, with enough good description where needed. I think this book would appeal to readers from all age groups – well done Jonathan

I received a copy of this book through a book club I am a member of in exchange for an honest review


jonathan maasAbout the author

Jon Maas was born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Stanford University with degrees in Biology and History, he’s earned a living as a Musician, Peace Corps Volunteer, Standup Comedian, TV Producer and Web Designer.

His first novel, “City of gods – Hellenica” has been well received, and his second book, ‘Spanners: The Fountain of Youth’ won the award for ‘Best Young Adult Fiction’ at the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival.

He hopes to release his third book, ‘Flare,’ later this year.

He writes on his bus commute to and from work, and has a soft spot in his heart for all types of Public Transportation.


About the book

  • File Size: 3417 KB
  • Print Length: 377 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JMV96XU

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