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Recruits Paperback – February 14, 2017
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From the Back Cover
"Recruits is mind-bending storytelling. . . . An adventurer's feast of the most addictive sort."--Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Forbidden
"Wow! Recruits is a remarkable feat, combining adroit storytelling with a delicious mixture of the now and the fantastic."--Phyllis Tickle, former senior editor, Publishers Weekly
It's a world they've seen only in their dreams--until now.
Twins Sean and Dillon Kirrel have dreamed about a world beyond their own since they were children, but it has always been a fantasy. Not long before their eighteenth birthday, however, the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor and the revelations he shares bring that far-off world within reach.
When Sean and Dillon learn they share a unique gift--the ability to transfer instantly between worlds--they are offered an opportunity to prove themselves as recruits to the planetary Assembly. But unlocking their abilities awakens an enemy beyond anything they ever imagined, thrusting them into an interplanetary conflict that could consume the entire human race.
Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in twenty languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the author of Emissary and Merchant of Alyss in the Legends of the Realm series, as well as Trial Run and Flash Point in the Fault Lines series. Learn more at www.tlocke.com.
About the Author
- Grade level : 9 - 12
- Item Weight : 11 ounces
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0800727894
- ISBN-13 : 978-0800727895
- Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.96 x 8.4 inches
- Reading level : 14 - 17 years
- Publisher : Revell (February 14, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,419,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A very imaginative world. The mystery and the strange new powers that Sean and Dillon keep discovering kept me reading. I felt like their interpersonal issues and romantic lives were under-developed or rushed. I also hate it when characters proclaim they must do something but then refuse to explain for quite a while and really telling earlier would've helped others understand better and saved everyone headaches...except then the reader wouldn't have been kept reading to find out. Grrr. Despite minor grievances, I did enjoy the story and will probably eventually read the 2nd book though I'm not putting it on the top of my to-read pile mountain.
Notes on content: No language issues. No sexual content beyond some kissing. One big battle in which many are injured, one person even blown to bits. Most injuries only vaguely described.
Loved this book. Loved it. Loved it.
Wonderful. Ingenious. Creative. Original. Stupendous.
Transiting; moving, bodily, from one realm to another. The twins have seen their destination, dreamed of it, and drawn it, before they knew it was a real place, before they had the privilege of feeling the power within them, and traveling instantaneously to the train station in another world.
Is that all there is? Traveling back and forth to different worlds? Of course not. There is romance and there is a battle coming. Every good book has a conflict that the main characters must solve. This conflict is a dilly. Dillon and Sean had been attacked, way back in chapter 13. The enemy knew that the twins were dangerous. The twins could foil their plans and they wanted to take them out early.
“Shield the folks.”
“I've been doing that.”
“You feel it too, don't you?”
“I feel something. I have no idea what it is. He watched Dillon ease himself down to the floor, “What just happened?”
“I shut my eyes and I rose up and I went out into the yard. And I hunted.” pg 117
Cool. Now they can not only Transit but they can leave their bodies protected and go outside them and look around for trouble.
The Assembly (those in control) do not believe that the twins know anything about, or could hope to prevent, a coming battle. Dillon and Sean and their family have been attacked. Twice now, actually. The Assembly have a scapegoat and are blaming everything on him. Who really attacked them. The scapegoat happened to be someone I did not like earlier in the book. I wanted him to be punished. I wanted it to be him causing all this trouble.
What will happen? Will the authorities believe them in time to prevent a disaster? Will Dillon and Sean come up with a plan? Will their plan be successful? Will others be hurt, even killed? What about the Earth?
This world and it's characters were believable, which is unbelievable. Locke's writing is so superb that you believe it could happen. That in itself is a wonder. Descriptions... realistic... I accept that the worlds Locke created exist, and wish I could travel to them. They are nothing like Earth. The characters and the plot seem to propel each other forward. Not one taking over and pushing the book forward unnaturally. Locke uses his pseudonym to write books that are outside the Christian fiction genre that he writes with his real name and I think this is my favorite Locke book so far. It was extraordinary.
I highly recommend that you read this book, find our the answers for yourself, and I hope that you find it as fascinating as I did.