The Earth is devastated and the worst elements of humanity are determined to take over the moon. It's up to the settlers of the harsh, gray moon to fight back.
Kidnapped by an evil group intent on the destruction of the world and capture of the moon, Maria Medaris, co-leader of the moon's richest and most powerful family, initially fights for her life, but is soon dazzled by the promises and enticements of her captors.
Crater Trueblood, once rejected by Maria but still in love with her, and Crescent, a female bioengineered warrior fiercely loyal to Crater, use their cunning and deadly skills to come to her aid.
But will Maria be on their side when they get to her? And what of the Earth itself which is in the crosshairs of a destruction not seen since the massive extinction of the dinosaurs?
The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance.
|About the Contributor(s)||Homer Hickam
Homer Hickam is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rocket Boys, which was made into the acclaimed movie October Sky. He is also the author of the bestseller Torpedo Junction, the award-winning memoir Sky of Stone, and the bestseller Back to the Moon. He is married to Linda Terry Hickam. Visit homerhickam.com for more information. Twitter: @HomerHickam Facebook: HomerHickamOfficialPage
|Release Date||Jun 10, 2014|
|Series||A Helium-3 Novel|
- Review by James
A young female protagonist, Maria, is an antagonist for part of the story, but it's fairly obvious from the get-go that she and Crater are meant to be. Other characters include Crater's brother and business partner, and then there are litle creatures called gillies, kind of like pets but who have minds of their own.
My son read the first Crater book at the age of 10, and now, at the age of 12, has completed the new one. This series is among the very few works of fiction being offered by Christian publishers these days in which the target audience is young pre-teen or early-teen boys. If you have a son in that age range who likes adventure, the Helium 3 series is well-written.
The publisher, Thomas Nelson, offered me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. (Posted on 6/11/14)
- Review by LT
- Review by J.C.
Initially, I was quite upset.
But then I read the series and sadly, I’m not so upset anymore.
I wanted to like these books. I really did. I actually ordered this book from one of my Bloggers review programs and I was so excited about getting it. I wish now that I had found the time to read the other two first…
Oh well. You live and you learn.
This book especially, mainstream readers of YA fiction, will LOVE! There is even less Christ-Like writing and more nonsense about the supposed origins of our planet and our species. But that’s what mainstream YA readers look for. They don’t want God. They want fantasy. And it’s in there.
OK. I’m going back to my Amish fiction now. I need some spiritual saturation.
I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions above ARE my own! (Posted on 6/3/14)