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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Bertauski (December 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982845243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982845240
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,323,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Tony Bertauski lives in Charleston, SC with his wife, Heather, and two kids, Ben and Maddi. He's a college teacher and a columnist for the Post and Courier. He previously published The Discovery of Socket (book 1) and The Training of Socket Greeny (book 2). He's also published two textbooks that can be found at most book retailers. He was also a 2008 winner of the South Carolina Fiction Contest for his short story entitled, 4-Letter Words. Check out http://bertauski.com for more.

Customer Reviews

Very exciting series from a pretty good author.
Amazon Customer
This Socket series has held me somewhat captive - and the last book had the strongest and deepest hook!
drdeb
When a book is this hard to put down, it's got to be 5 stars!!!
Sw

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By drdeb on January 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
Often, as I read works by gifted writers, I wonder how they actually do it? What is in the mind of people like Stephen King and JK Rowling that can take us into another landscape and not let go until the end of the book, if then? I find myself with the same questions about Tony Bertauski. This Socket series has held me somewhat captive - and the last book had the strongest and deepest hook! What a wild ride I have taken with Socket, Chute and Streeter. How did you do it, Tony? How did you take us from beginning to end in such a magnificent fashion. Whatever is inside your mind, Mr. Bertauski, please keep it coming. I'm hooked!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 14, 2011
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Socket is pulled into another Universe and faces Pike, his friend and hero. Things are not as they seem to be as Socket learns that he may not be who he thought he was.

Trapped in this unknown Universe Socket has to fight his own demons to get back to the Paladin Nation in time to save the world.

Lets Talk About It:

Book 3 - The Legend of Socket Greeny

I cried. Yes, I cried.

If you've read the first two books then you've gotten pretty attached to these characters, especially Socket. This book from beginning to end, especially end, was an emotional book to read. Socket goes through so much emotionally you can feel it jumping off the pages. You also can't help but to be proud of Socket as he works through everything to come back and save the world. Putting aside his own feelings, his own needs, to save the world and the people he loves in it.

The ending tore me to pieces.

This was an EXCELLENT trilogy. I wish there had been more books just because I enjoyed the characters so much. The way this book ended gave a bittersweet ending to the books and that world which I couldn't have asked for more.

Melissa
Reviewer for 1000 + Books to Read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KaczTim on November 9, 2013
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I'm sad that it's over. I could really use more Socket and Chute. I thought that maybe Chute should have been more developed as a separate plot. Enjoyable regardless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sw on August 12, 2013
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This is a very entertaining series! Great characters, very engaging with lots of twists and turns. When a book is this hard to put down, it's got to be 5 stars!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kgcline on May 22, 2013
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My 14 year old son fell in love with this trilogy. The first one was offered for free through Book Bub, and after reading reviews and researching the author, I decided to download it to my son's nook. I am so very glad I did. He loved it. I purchased the next two books in the series, and he just finished the last one. He's sad that it's over. Thank you, Mr. Bertauski for writing such a wonderful story, and for bringing my son a world of pleasure. There is no greater joy as a parent than seeing your (reluctant reader) child lost in a great book!

Yours Truly,
A happy Mom
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann E Massine on May 14, 2013
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The legend is a like a love story between now and the future. The past intertwining with the future of two people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allan J. Ashinoff on March 22, 2013
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It is accurate but not entirely sufficient to write that Socket Greeny, hero of the once secret Paladin society, in this book, has matured, grew comfortable with and exercised his power for the good of mankind. However that summery would be lacking the heart and soul of the story - the answer to Socket Greeny's deepest questions. Another very enjoyable read. Rushed? Not at all.
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More About the Author

During the day, I'm a horticulturist. While I've spent much of my career designing landscapes or diagnosing dying plants, I've always been a storyteller. My writing career began with magazine columns, landscape design textbooks, and a gardening column at the Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). However, I've always fancied fiction.

My grandpa never graduated high school. He retired from a steel mill in the mid-70s. He was uneducated, but he was a voracious reader. I remember going through his bookshelves of paperback sci-fi novels, smelling musty old paper, pulling Piers Anthony and Isaac Asimov off shelf and promising to bring them back. I was fascinated by robots that could think and act like people. What happened when they died?

I'm a cynical reader. I demand the writer sweep me into his/her story and carry me to the end. I'd rather sail a boat than climb a mountain. That's the sort of stuff I want to write, not the assigned reading we got in school. I want to create stories that kept you up late.

Having a story unfold inside your head is an experience different than reading. You connect with characters in a deeper, more meaningful way. You feel them, empathize with them, cheer for them and even mourn. The challenge is to get the reader to experience the same thing, even if it's only a fraction of what the writer feels. Not so easy.

In 2008, I won the South Carolina Fiction Open with Four Letter Words, a short story inspired by my grandfather and Alzheimer's Disease. My first step as a novelist began when I developed a story to encourage my young son to read. This story became The Socket Greeny Saga. Socket tapped into my lifetime fascination with consciousness and identity, but this character does it from a young adult's struggle with his place in the world.

After Socket, I thought I was done with fiction. But then the ideas kept coming, and I kept writing. Most of my work investigates the human condition and the meaning of life, but not in ordinary fashion. About half of my work is Young Adult (Socket Greeny, Claus, Foreverland) because it speaks to that age of indecision and the struggle with identity. But I like to venture into adult fiction (Halfskin, Drayton) so I can cuss. Either way, I like to be entertaining.

And I'm a big fan of plot twists.