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Gr 5-7-Ethan Blackwood, 12, has always dreamed of being part of the Resisters, flying super-fast robot bug spaceships in simulation games, and taking classes to find out how to beat their alien enemy, the Ch'zar. In the second book (Random, 2012) of the series by Eric Nylund, Ethan and his friends must break into the Sterling Reform School and gather more recruits for the Resisters' pilot program. Peter Berkrot's narration helps move the story along, creating unique voices for the characters. However, even spot-on narration doesn't help the story's main problems-lack of a driven plot line and character development. Very little back story is provided, so listeners unfamiliar with the first title will find the story very hard to follow. Only the most dedicated fans of the series will listen to this to the end.-Katie Llera, Sayreville Middle School, NJα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Eric Nylund is a New York Times bestselling and World Fantasy Award nominated author. He has written science fiction and fantasy novels, comic books, and has helped make many blockbuster video games.
Eric has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemistry. He graduated from the prestigious Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in 1994.
He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family.
You can learn more about Eric at www.ericnylund.net.
My son read part 1 of this series and wanted #2, so he was excited to get this for Christmas. He loves the characters and plans to read the remaining books as well.Published 8 months ago by Jhunt1913
Very good to read,interesting ending, I can't wait to read the last 2 books,also very interesting book from a halo authorPublished 9 months ago by Awesome