Start reading Captured (The Prometheus Project Book 2) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Captured (The Prometheus Project Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Douglas E. Richards
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $9.95
Kindle Price: $4.95
You Save: $5.00 (50%)
Borrow this book for free on a Kindle device with Amazon Prime. Learn more about Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Join Prime to borrow this book at no cost.
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library gives you access to thousands of books, including New York Times bestsellers, to borrow and read for free.
  • Borrow a book as frequently as once per month
  • No due dates — keep books as long as you like and return them when it's time for something new
  • Read on any Amazon Kindle device

Amazon Prime members also enjoy:
  • Unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, with no minimum order size

For more information about the Kindle Owners' Lending Library visit our help page.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $4.95  
Paperback $8.96  
Unknown Binding --  
Kindle Delivers
Kindle Delivers
Subscribe to the Kindle Delivers monthly e-mail to find out about each month's Kindle book deals, new releases, editors' picks and more. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

Ages 9 and up/4th grade and up

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the adult thriller, WIRED, THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT: CAPTURED is the second book in a critically acclaimed science fiction series for kids.

Ryan and Regan Resnick are the youngest members of a top-secret team exploring the greatest discovery ever made: a vast alien city buried deep underground - as potentially deadly as it is astonishing. When the city is captured by highly trained soldiers led by a ruthless alien, the adult members of the team are taken hostage. Now, Ryan and Regan are the team's only hope of survival.

With the future of the world at stake, the Resnick Kids must do the impossible: outwit the brilliant alien, free the prisoners, and thwart an unstoppable invasion. But not everything is as it seems. And time is quickly running out. . .


Editorial Reviews

Review

A page-turner that kids and their parents will love reading. The entertainment factor never wanes; there is no lull in the action as the fascinating twists and turns of the mystery carry the reader through from start to finish ...thrilling adventure. Catherine D. Hughes, Senior Editor --National Geographic KIDS Magazine

Fast paced adventure, mixed with quick thinking. Ryan and Regan are great fun, and the story is just a cool idea! Very well written. --TeensReadToo.com

Adventure, suspense and science make for a potent combination. Fast paced and full of action. --ForeWord Magazine 2007

About the Author

Douglas E. Richards is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the science-fiction/technothriller, WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, MIND'S EYE, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed adventures for children.

Richards was a biotechnology executive for many years before leaving to write full time. He earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in molecular biology (aka "genetic engineering") from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In 2010, in recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee, Ray Bradbury, and Rick Riordan. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

Richards currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife, Kelly, his children, Ryan and Regan (for whom the main characters in his PROMETHEUS PROJECT series are named), and his dogs Dash and Myla.

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 506 KB
  • Print Length: 161 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1933255331
  • Publisher: Paragon Press (February 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ET8IH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,067 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the second volume in Douglas Richards' excellent three-part series about the exploits of the very smart kids Ryan and Regan, brother and sister. Richards again introduces us to many interesting scientific facts, a science fiction plot at its best, adventures, fascinating gadgets such as a pen that stop pain and heal wounds and infections, and the clever and logical reasoning by Ryan and his younger charming sister. It is now six months since the startling events described in "Trapped." Without revealing this exciting episode, suffice it to say that Ryan and Regan's minds have been somewhat improved and they receive a message that the underground city has been breached (how, why, and by what or whom, and the consequences, readers will discover by reading the tale). Richards adds some humor from time to time with the occasional light-hearted, warm, respectful sibling rivalry between the two youngsters. This is the fourth Richards' book that I read, three aimed at younger people, one for adults, and while this book is one of the three, I think that adults will enjoy it just like they will enjoy the other two.

Although this is the second volume in the three part series, one doesn't need to have read book one to follow the story in this volume because Richards summarizes book one at the beginning. However, it seems to me that readers will enjoy book two better if they had read book one.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A page-turner for kids of all ages! July 17, 2008
Format:Paperback
Book Two of The Prometheus Project: Captured (The Prometheus Project), is a science-fiction fantasy whose main characters, Ryan and Regan, are the youngest members of a top-secret team sent by the government to investigate the greatest discovery ever made: a vast city buried deep underground ... beneath Pennsylvania.

I admire the way author Douglas E. Richards sums up the first in the series, The Prometheus Project: Captured (The Prometheus Project), in the prologue to this second book.

The children's parents are noted scientists and important members of the team of scientists and elite security guards selected by the U.S. President to explore the fantastic, abandoned city. In fact, their father is responsible for solving the code that removes the energy barrier that allows them access and egress. In book one the entire team disappears, except the children. They form a friendship with the central computer who seems so human to them they dub it "The Teacher." The Teacher gives them the special gift of "telepathy" which, along with their natural brilliance and scientific knowledge, aids them in their quest to discover what happened to the team and to save them.

Now, in book two, The Prometheus Project: Captured (The Prometheus Project), an evil alien journeys through one of the "Zoo" portals from another planet to invade the city.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting science fiction for kids January 24, 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is an excellent quality thriller. It is the story of two young kids who seek adventure and mystery, so eventually they find themselves involved in an extraordinary situation. Their parents are at risk so the kids try to help them by entering a forbidden area and they discover an alien site. What will happen to them? Are they going to survive? Are their parents going to help them?

It is a story with a tight plot, a lot of action and a lot of science. The author involves nano-technology, the internet and a lot of maths throughout his story so the readers will be educated as well as highly entertained. It is a valuable book, quite original and easy to read. The gripping storyline will make young readers read this story in one sitting and want a sequel. The author has written another book, The Prometheus Project-Captured, as a sequel to the first one.

I strongly recommend this book to all young ones up to 13, and to older kids as well. It is a story full of clues that feed the mind and educate. It is full of action, fast paced and exciting to the very end, and it is like watching a movie. I will certainly recommend this book to my younger students who learn English-it can be used as a reader in ELT too.

Get the book from [...]

Liana Metal, author of Storytime.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5th grade Class Loved It January 7, 2012
By JB9892
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My husband read this to his class, and they couldn't wait for story time! He had to buy the whole set to read to keep them from revolting! LOL
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good sequel. Recommended November 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Book Review: The Prometheus Project - Book 2 : Captured by Douglas E Richards
Reviewed by J Bryden Lloyd

Writing Style - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent)
As with the opening part of this series, the writing style is consistent and strong, ideal for kids and adults alike. The dialogue flows well and this actually feels far smoother than the original, with a seemingly more considered plot which is both more complex and better than the first.

Character Development - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)
Again, I felt that most of the adult characters were left behind a little in the development side of things, but the baddie of the piece is cleverly drawn and nicely built throughout the book.
The reprised hero-siblings manage to evolve a few more steps, becoming more rounded and more identifiable than in the introductory piece, which makes for a good balance in the cast.

Descriptive - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent)
Again Mr Richards provides superb visuals and careful world-building to give the reader the fullest experience of Prometheus. The new characters are given equal status with the descriptive brush, which makes this a nicer work.

Language & Grammar - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent)
This is a more comfortable read, mainly due to better word selection and slightly less emphasis on the introductory side of the writing. With many characters now established, the author wastes no time in getting to grips with the intricacies of the plot and getting things moving.

Plot - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent) - MINOR SPOILERS
Again this was an excellent storyline, and although not as simple in structure as the first book, this was thoroughly enjoyed by my three youngest and myself.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Captured held my interest throughout. It is a faced paced read that...
I received The Prometheus Project: Trapped and it’s sequel Captured directly from author Douglas E. Richards. Read more
Published 12 days ago by toobusyreading
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
very good read
Published 2 months ago by Jimmy
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a good book.
I enjoyed every bit of it, good kids book. I was pleasantly surprised. I is very imaginative. Just waiting for more good writing from this author.
Published 4 months ago by P. Goff
4.0 out of 5 stars Great science fiction for kids
My 8 year old son loves these books. I typically read to him and have him read a page to me here and there to work on his reading ability. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Deb
5.0 out of 5 stars Prometheus Books Ain't Just Kid's Stuff
I had read Richards' latest bestselling techno-thrillers, Wired, Amped, The Cure and Mind's Eye, enthusiastically giving them all 5-Stars. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Martin Fricke
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting
Once I stared reading ,I couldn't stop. Every exciting and entertaining. Hope to start the third book soon. I am looking forward to know more about Ryan and Regan's adventures.
Published 5 months ago by Joycelyn Rojas
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This would be a great book for teens and is still fun for an adult. Helps to stimulate critical thinking and encouraging the exploration of science.
Published 5 months ago by Dennis Crosgrove
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting book w/children being the heroes. Liked the story line.
I have read the first two and the story line is good especially for a sci-fi person; the children add a nice component to the stories.
Published 6 months ago by dyana howard
1.0 out of 5 stars Illogical
two brilliant children can figure out advanced alien technology, but do not know how to use a common semiautomatic rifle?

or is there an underlying anti gun sentiment. Read more
Published 6 months ago by michael crowe
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventurous.
Really 3.5 stars. Good young adult fiction.

I didn't want to write a review but I want pele to read it.
Published 7 months ago by BEC
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category