|By (author):||Sylvester, Kevin|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Pirates|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14 Canadian|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction|
|Publisher:||Margaret K. McElderry Books|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 1.20in|
|From The Publisher*||A twelve-year-old boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel.|
In space. Underground. And out of time.
Twelve-year-old Christopher Nichols lives on an asteroid. Earth has been mined to the edge of extinction. Dozen of families, including Christopher's, have relocated to space to work as miners for terraforming companies.
Then a Blackout hits and the colonists lose communication with Earth. Which means they are on their own when they are ruthlessly attacked.
Now in a race against time, Christopher, along with a small group of survivors, are forced into the maze of mining tunnels. The kids run. They hide. But can they survive?
|Review Quote*||"Brainy and somewhat naïve, Christopher makes for a solid, earnest narrator, and the other kids, especially his enthusiastic friend Elena, are similarly believable."|
|Review Quote*||"Plot twists and turns pull readers through the novel and keep them on the edge of their seats. There is never a dull moment or unnecessary scene. VERDICT A solid survival story with a cliff-hanger ending that will leave readers clamoring for more."|