Rising Stars: Born in Fire

Rising Stars: Born in Fire

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by Arthur Byron Cover
     
 

Over twenty years ago, a comet struck the Earth just outside the town of Pederson, Illinois. There were 113 children in utero when the flash hit, and every one of them was affected, gaining extraordinary super-powers as they grew older.

The people of the world, initially worried by what the children might become when they

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Over twenty years ago, a comet struck the Earth just outside the town of Pederson, Illinois. There were 113 children in utero when the flash hit, and every one of them was affected, gaining extraordinary super-powers as they grew older.

The people of the world, initially worried by what the children might become when they reached adulthood, now fear what they will do with the powers they've gained�and who might suffer should the "rising stars" start to think they could run the world better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743435123
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/25/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.77(d)

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Rising Stars 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This book absolutely captivated me. The story foucuses on thirteen children. These children are then dubbed 'Specials,' because of there contact with a meteor flash in a small town. This flash gives them these amazing abilities that make them like superheroes. Some of these abilities are similar to what the X-Men or Fantastic Four have, but the way the government goes about 'protecting' them is truly interesting. The bond that the 'Specials' share, and the abilities they have show a real world perspective when a mass of superhuman beings are forced to prove their worth and face adversity against the people and perhaps one another. One of the downsides that leads me to give it only a four is the similarities to the X-Men story. The government becomes involved with the 'Specials,' as in the X-Men series, but the overall set up is what changes the scenario from X-Men caliber to originality.