The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman
(Klaatu Diskos)

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Kicking off a riveting sci-fi trilogy, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman plunges us into a world where time is a tool - and the question is, who will control it? The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out a scream, and vanished - only to walk up the driveway an hour later, looking older and worn, with a strange girl named Lahlia in tow. In the months that followed, Tucker watched his father grow distant and his once loving mother slide into madness. But then both of his parents disappear. Now in the care of his wild Uncle Kosh, Tucker begins to suspect that the disks of shimmering air he keeps seeing - one right on top of the roof - hold the answer to restoring his family. And when he dares to step into one, he's launched on a time-twisting journey- from a small Midwestern town to a futuristic hospital run by digitally augmented healers, from the death of an ancient prophet to a forest at the end of time. Inevitably, Tucker's actions alter the past and future, changing his world forever.
 

About Pete Hautman

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Pete Hautman is the author of many books for young adults and adults, including the National Book Award winner Godless and The Big Crunch, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award. About The Cydonian Pyramid, he says, "I could never resist a tough, spunky, conflicted heroine. Following Lahlia through the diskos was an incredible journey. She still scares me a little." Pete Hautman splits his time between Wisconsin and Minnesota.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Candlewick. 321 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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In this thrilling first volume of the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, 13-year-old Tucker Feye’s ordinary life in smalltown Minnesota changes dramatically when his father, a preacher, disappears through a myste

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The first half is set in the present day in Tucker’s hometown of Hopewell, Minn.** While Tucker knows that there’s something strange going on—what with the diskos appearing and disappearing all over the place and the huge changes in his father’s personality, among other things—until his parents d...

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There’s a lot happening here, so if you’re looking for the next best thing in science fiction, look no further.Reviewed by on May 30, 2012 The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Diskos, Book One by Pete Hautman Comment Rules: Comments will be closed thirty (30) days after this article is p...

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City Book Review

The Obsidian Blade is about a thirteen-year-old boy named Tucker Feye.

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Common Sense Media

... Is The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Disckos, Book 1 OK for your child? ... Disckos, Book 1. By Pete Hautman; Genre: Science Fiction. Review ...

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The Book Smugglers

... Kicking off a riveting sci-fi trilogy, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman plunges us into a world where time is a tool — and the question is ...

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Tucker Feye's clergyman father actively rejects God, and Tucker's mother becomes mentally ill.

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Hautman, Pete. The Obsidian Blade. Candlewick, 2012. [ p]. (Klaatu Diskos) Trade ed. ISBN 978-0-7636-5403-0 $16.99 E-book ed. ISBN 978-0-7636-5972-1  ...

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Youth Services Book Review

This book has it all — alternate reality, dystopia, time travel, aliens, and religious zealots.

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The Bawdy Book Blog

... The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman is a unique science-fiction/fantasy, one that I think is great for those who don't normally dabble in the ...

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... The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out ...

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