The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos

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Far too many plot points tangle a narrative chock-full of one-dimensional characters who excel far too easily at the heroics they must perform.
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The Planet Thieves is the first thrilling installment of a new middle-grade series by Dan Krokos.
Two weeks ago, thirteen-year-old Mason Stark and seventeen of his fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command boarded the SS Egypt. The trip was supposed to be a short routine voyage to log their required spacetime for summer quarter.

But routine goes out the airlock when they're attacked by the Tremist, an alien race who have been at war with humanity for the last sixty years.

With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that's left to warn the ESC. And soon they find out exactly why the Tremist chose this ship to attack: the Egypt is carrying a weapon that could change the war forever.

Now Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon. Before there isn't a war left to fight.

 

About Dan Krokos

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Author Bio: After pumping gas for nine years to put himself through college, Dan Krokos, now twenty-six, became a full-time writer. He enjoys watching TV, playing MMORPGs, and drinking coffee. Currently, he’s hard at work on the next book in Miranda’s journey. Follow his antics on twitter (@DanKrokos) or visit his Web site, www.dankrokos.com.
 
Published May 21, 2013 by Starscape. 254 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 01 2013

The intriguing concept, intense sense of adventure, and high stakes are more than enough to let readers look past the coincidences that help drive the story.

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Kirkus

Below average
on Mar 06 2013

Far too many plot points tangle a narrative chock-full of one-dimensional characters who excel far too easily at the heroics they must perform.

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