The Softwire: Awakening on Orbis 4 [NOOK Book]

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Johnny Turnbull now knows that his sister, Ketheria, is the Scion?a long-awaited being who will bring understanding and healing to the universe. But what about him? As the Scion?s protector and guardian, JT is expected to start training to become a Space Jumper, a mercenary soldier who can jump through time and space. And he?s none happy about it, especially as he promised his now-girlfriend Max he would never take on that dangerous role, which could take him who-knows-how-far away. Can anything?or anyone?guide ...
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Overview

Johnny Turnbull now knows that his sister, Ketheria, is the Scion—a long-awaited being who will bring understanding and healing to the universe. But what about him? As the Scion’s protector and guardian, JT is expected to start training to become a Space Jumper, a mercenary soldier who can jump through time and space. And he’s none happy about it, especially as he promised his now-girlfriend Max he would never take on that dangerous role, which could take him who-knows-how-far away. Can anything—or anyone—guide Johnny to his true calling? And as new trouble brews on Orbis, will even Space Jumper skills be enough to help JT protect his sister and his friends?
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Michael Levy
In volume one of The Softwire, Johnny Turnbull, his sister Ketheria, and several other children were the only survivors of a disaster that killed off all of the adults on the starship Renaissance. Arriving at the gigantic space habitat called the Rings of Orbis, the children were immediately indentured and forced to do dangerous menial work despite Johnny's rare ability to act as a Softwire, a living interface with even the most sophisticated computer systems. In volume three of the series, Ketheria was revealed as the Scion, an interplanetary savior and the universe's last chance to avoid destruction. Johnny, readers were told, is destined to be the Tonat, the Scion's powerful protector, but as this fourth and final volume opens, he is still refusing to accept this role. He and the other children have been lied to repeatedly by the various equally rapacious alien species who share power on Orbis, and Johnny is determined to uncover the truth no matter what the consequences. Haarsma's plotting and language are still occasionally awkward, but he continues to develop as a writer. Middle school readers are likely to become emotionally involved with his characters. Those who have followed the series thus far should find the conclusion to their liking. Reviewer: Michael Levy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763652388
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Softwire Series , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 499,833
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 837 KB

Meet the Author

PJ Haarsma has been gazing at the stars and wondering what’s out there his whole life. After a successful career as a commercial photographer, he finally decided to write about it. He lives in Los Angeles.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Awesome!

    This book is a very good book in a really good series. Cant wait to read the rest!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Loved it

    I loved it but the ending was very sad and disapointing but overall the book is great its worth the money

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    Shattering

    The conclusion to this action-packed series is up there with Mockingjay in terms of series endings. Every last character has developed and matured far beyond what I expected. The action and suspense increased dramatically, and the final moments of action were simply mind-shattering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Why it's so Good.

    The Orbis series is an excellent series to just read for fun because the story line is entertaining, the characters are intresting, and the setting is amazing! DJ Haarsma has a way of drawing you in and keaping you intrested with his characters integrity and courage.

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  • Anonymous

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    It was good.

    It was a really good book, just i wish that there was another one explaining some of what happened to the characters after the book ended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2011

    Love it

    But do not like the end

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

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    Good

    The 4 books were great but the end to this book was dissapointing

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