She was born to kill, born to die.
Can an assassin be a friend?
Crescent is a crowhopper—a genetically modified mercenary programmed for ruthless warfare. For her it’s a disaster when a young man denies her the chance to die in battle. When Crater Trueblood captures her, takes her home with him to Moontown, and actually treats her kindly? That’s beyond comprehension.
Crater is weary of war. He’s a miner, not a soldier. He’d rather spend time working than battle the infernal crowhoppers and their bosses from earth. When he captures a little crowhopper and brings her home, he’s surprised to enjoy her company. When she’s falsely accused of murder, he becomes an outlaw to help her escape.
Maria Medaris, like her grandfather, is a ruthless competitor in business and in life. She’s well on her way to building an empire for herself. But she’s haunted by the memory of a young man she traveled with three years earlier, the man she’s vowed never to see again. Crater Trueblood.
When a murderous band of assassins attack, Crescent, Crater, and Maria escape into the “big suck” and trek 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. They must decide what—and who—is truly worth fighting for.
|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||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 6/3/14)