Shadow on the Sun

Shadow on the Sun

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by David Macinnis Gill
     
 

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Durango has always relied on Mimi—once his tough-as-nails squad leader, she is now the bitingly sarcastic artificial intelligence flash-cloned to his brain. Mimi is the only reason he is alive.

Durango has always looked out for his devastatingly beautiful and brave second-in-command, Vienne—now wounded, crushed, missing. Vienne is the only reason

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Durango has always relied on Mimi—once his tough-as-nails squad leader, she is now the bitingly sarcastic artificial intelligence flash-cloned to his brain. Mimi is the only reason he is alive.

Durango has always looked out for his devastatingly beautiful and brave second-in-command, Vienne—now wounded, crushed, missing. Vienne is the only reason he wants to live.

Durango hasn't always despised his father. But he does now. Lyme wants Durango to be the Prince of Mars, and he'll stop at nothing to realize that dream. He'll sacrifice anything and anyone in the name of domination. Even Mimi. Especially Vienne.

Lyme forgot one thing. You don't want to mess with Durango.

Editorial Reviews

Suzanne Collins
Praise for Black Hole Sun:School Library Journal Best Book“Rockets readers to new frontiers . . . action-packed.”
Laurie Halse Anderson
“Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page. In the best tradition of Heinlein and Firefly, Black Hole Sun is for readers who like their books fast-paced, intense, and relentless. Buy it, read it, pass it on!”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Action, adventure, sci-fi, and horror buffs will all find this an almost perfect mix of all of the genres.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Action, adventure, sci-fi, and horror buffs will all find this an almost perfect mix of all of the genres."
The Horn Book
“Fast-paced, compulsively readable, and outright funny.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Action, adventure, sci-fi, and horror buffs will all find this an almost perfect mix of all of the genres.”
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

“Action, adventure, sci-fi, and horror buffs will all find this an almost perfect mix of all of the genres.”

Kirkus Reviews
In this fast-paced sequel (Invisible Sun, 2012, etc.), ex-Regulators Durango and Vienne are at it again in a race against time on a dangerous Martian landscape. Shocked to have learned that his father heads up the enemy forces who captured him at the end of the previous book, wisecracking teen soldier Durango fights to escape the clutches of his evil dad and to reunite with his ex-assassin sidekick and love interest, Vienne. Meanwhile, Vienne seeks seclusion in a hidden monastery until she's offered a gig transporting fugitives through enemy territory with a team of thuggish hoodlums. Gill's work flips back and forth between the two adventures, punctuated by odd breaks of gibberish that at first read like unintelligible computer coding. Readers will eventually deduce that the code is actually connected to Durango's artificial intelligence, Mimi, whose presence is so strong in this book she's almost a secondary character. The rest of the narrative flows easily, and the action races along with plenty of last-minute saves, narrow escapes, fiery explosions and smart-alecky one-liners. This sequel doesn't stand alone, and Gill inserts just enough left turns and red herrings to keep seasoned series readers guessing. Still, it's inevitable that someone as daring and brazen as Durango will always come out on top in the end--the fun's in the watching. A refreshingly nondystopic sci-fi adventure. (Science fiction. 12 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062073372
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Series:
Black Hole Sun , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
350,258
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Laurie Halse Anderson

“Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page. In the best tradition of Heinlein and Firefly, Black Hole Sun is for readers who like their books fast-paced, intense, and relentless. Buy it, read it, pass it on!”

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