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The Galahad Legacy by [Testa, Dom]
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*Starred Review* Starting with The Comet’s Curse (2009), Testa has published six books in the Galahad series in just four years, and this grand finale makes one appreciate all the more the accomplishments of that colossal effort. What began as a fairly straightforward tale of 251 teens shot into space to escape a ravaging disease on Earth became a deeper, broader, scarier, and more intellectually stimulating journey with every book. This all-too-soon conclusion finds the battered crew having to make a series of impossible choices regarding their fate: take the offer of the advanced Dollovit race to live in controlled comfort, or gamble it all on the harsh conditions of the planet Eos. Practically every other chapter includes a merciless shocker or a personal sacrifice of crushing consequence. Meanwhile, Testa’s darkest theme—the idea that intellect taken too far can lead to dehumanization—is pushed to the fore as the ship’s leader begins to question their friendly, all-knowing computer, Roc. Beth Revis’ similar Across the Universe (2011) is the one on the best-seller lists, but, in truth, few YA sf series in recent memory have been this satisfying. Whatever you do, don’t start here: the Galahad series is a single, unified story arc, and this powerful conclusion proves how deftly Testa planted his seeds of destruction and salvation along the way. Grades 7-10. --Daniel Kraus

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“The most satisfying entry yet. It's a five-year space mission, so at this rate, Testa will write 22.7 more volumes. Excellent.” ―Booklist on The Cassini Code

“Grabs readers' attention with the very first page and never lets go… Both a mystery and an adventure, combining a solid cast of characters with humor, pathos, growing pains, and just a hint of romance, this opener bodes well for the remainder of the series.” ―Kirkus Reviews on The Comet’s Curse

“Part space opera, part mystery, the story draws readers in from the beginning with well-placed hooks, plenty of suspense, and a strong premise.” ―School Library Journal on The Comet's Curse

“Starting with The Comet's Curse (2009), Testa has published six books in the Galahad series in just four years, and this grand finale makes one appreciate all the more the accomplishments of that colossal effort. What began as a fairly straightforward tale of 251 teens shot into space to escape a ravaging disease on Earth became a deeper, broader, scarier, and more intellectually stimulating journey with every book.… Beth Revis' similar Across the Universe (2011) is the one on the bestseller lists, but in truth few YA SF series in recent memory have been this satisfying. Whatever you do, don't start here: the Galahad series is a single, unified story arc, and this powerful conclusion proves how deftly Testa planted his seeds of destruction and salvation along the way.” ―Booklist, Starred review


Product Details

  • File Size: 1126 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Teen (February 14, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 14, 2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005XMKBNG
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By Christina Paige on February 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is the sixth book in a fine series of Young Adult science fiction, about the 251 teens who are sent on a Hail Mary mission to save the human race from extinction after a comet-borne disease annihilates Earth's adult population. (Sure, humanity could continue in an extreme Logan's Run style scenario, with one generation giving birth to the next and training up the adolescents just before dying off at ages 18 and 19, but being reduced to the status of mayflies and mosquitoes is hardly optimal.)
Humanity's Last Best Hope for anything have been through troubles, trials, and tribulations, from sabotage to political civil war to the untimely death of one of their own, and now their spaceship is being torn apart by stressors the engineering team never anticipated, and they are still over ten light-years from their destination planet in the distant system of Eos (the Greek goddess whose name means, appropriately enough, dawn). When it become clear that the ship will not endure long enough to get them there, Council leader Triana and council members Bon, Lita, Hannah, Gap and Channy, as well as the entire crew, are forced to make a critical decision. Who decides what, and why, makes for fascinating reading.
Merit Sims is still being devious-divisive, and when revelations about the mysterious contents of their cargo bay provide him with some leverage, he gets an opportunity act on his fears and convictions. Plus there are one or two surprise revelations about our bad boy, including why/how he got past the screening exam.
Ever since Dominic Testa began acting as advisor to his father, this series has gotten edgier, sharper, and more (thought-)provoking. It's proven to be a great collaboration, a point which teachers should develop when they use this series in classrooms.
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I read the beginning of the series awhile back in middle school. I finally remembered these books after running out of books to read. It was not as good as a remembered now that I am a senior in high school. Still was a nice finish though.
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This book is beautifully written and I wish the series didn't have to end. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. If that's true, than surely great things must end as well. Be prepared for a surprise ending, though
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In the distant future, a passing comet has left behind a deadly pollutant in Earth's atmosphere. Bhaktul's disease is fatal for all humans, but only takes effect in adulthood. In the search for a cure, one scientist devises an idea to send a group of young people to another planet where they can live free of the deadly disease and allow a future for humanity. Only 251 teenagers are sent in the impressive ship Galahad. Together, these teenagers must survive and thrive in order to reach their destination and keep humanity alive.

Triana Martell has just returned from her trip through a wormhole, and with her an alien representative of the Dollovit. Radiation is destroying the Galahad's shields, so time is running out to reach their destination of Eos. The Dollovit aliens have offered a rescue and a choice of new homes. But their offer comes with a price.

The Galahad Legacy is the sixth and final book in the Galahad series. (Yes, the cover says #5. It's a typo.) Testa has taken his readers on a wild ride through space with unique aliens, malicious saboteurs, high tech wonders, and an artificial intelligence with a sense of humor. As it would in high school, relationships have changed and developed in unexpected ways among the teens. Though, in regards to their jobs, the teens have been forced to mature and some have gained wisdom beyond their years. Self-sacrifice is more the norm than Merit's constant (and annoying) lust for power.

There are numerous plot twists and surprises along the way. And this latest installment is the most exciting yet. Full of adventure, mystery, suspense, teenage angst, and tough choices - The Galahad Legacy is a fantastic conclusion to a series I didn't want to end. It felt like the adventure was just beginning.
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