She was born to kill, born to die.
Crescent is a crowhopper—a genetically modified mercenary programmed for ruthless warfare. When she’s taken prisoner by Crater Trueblood instead of being killed in battle, she thinks it’s a disaster.
Crater is weary of war. He’s a miner, not a soldier. He’d rather be mining Helium-3 than battling the infernal crowhoppers. But after he captures Crescent and brings her to Moontown, he’s surprised how much he enjoys her company. When she’s falsely accused of murder, he becomes an outlaw to help her escape.
The unlikely pair escapes into the “big suck” and wind up trekking with a caravan of mining pioneers toward a lunar ghost town called Endless Dust. To survive, they must do more than navigate the beautiful, desolate moonscape and battle a persistent band of crowhoppers sent to capture or kill them. They must decide what—and who—is truly worth fighting for.
“Expertly blending space opera and hard sci-fi, romance, and even mystery . . . this is fast-paced, packed with intriguing ideas . . .” —Peter Gutierrez, Booklist Review
“Classic Golden Age science fiction high-adventure. It brought back memories of reading Asimov . . . that same sense of wonder. I absolutely loved it.” —Michael Scott, New York Times Best-selling Author, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series
|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 . A respected amateur historian, he is also the author of the military history bestseller Torpedo Junction , along with the popular historical novels The Keeper's Son and The Ambassador's Son . With such books as the award-winning memoir Sky of Stone , and the techno-thriller bestseller Back to the Moon , Hickam's talents clearly span many writing genres. He is a Vietnam combat veteran, a scuba instructor who has led underwater exploration teams across the world, a retired rocket scientist, and, recently, has become an avid field paleontologist. More than anything else, he loves to write. He is married to Linda Terry Hickam. They share their time with their cats between homes in Alabama and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Please see www.homerhickam.comfor more information.
|Release Date||May 28, 2013|
|Series||A Helium-3 Novel|
- Review by J.C.
And instead of correcting the errors present in book 1, Homer has apparently decided they are a trademark of this particular series and has carried them even further.
There is even more nonsense about evolution and even some things which are clearly pure fantasy. Thomas Nelson is supposedly a Christian publishing company but there is more fantasy and fiction than anything Biblical in these pages. And they advertise it as a dystopian but there is little convincing evidence of that in the storyline. Perhaps on Earth… but we don’t get to read much about that.
I would go over all of the things that disappoint me about this series but you can read my review of book 1 if you really want to know. Suffice to say I am greatly saddened by the clear lack of research and Christ-like writing. But since it is fiction and it is published in a world where even the most devout Christians are being led astray daily, I really should not be surprised.
I will post my warning to parents again though, because it deserves being said!
PARENTS… A WARNING:
If you chose to introduce this book to your teens or pre-teens - be aware that, as they read about the thrilling adventure and the extreme danger that faces our two main characters, it will be far too easy for them to be caught up in the story and confused by the false concepts presented. If you are a strong believer in the bible, keep that in mind when considering these novels for your young adults.
Sadly, I did not receive this book free in exchange for an honest review.
I purchased it at full price at a writer’s conference – in order to support the author, having no idea of the ridiculousness that lurked inside the pages.
(Posted on 6/3/2014)