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The Starter is the sequel to The Rookie, a hard-hitting, bone-crunching YA sports/sci-fi novel described as The Blindside meets Star Wars meets The Godfather. The Starter is a star-spanning, coming-of-age space opera combined with the gritty world of organized crime, all set against a backdrop of a far-future professional football league. In The Rookie, nineteen-year-old rookie quarterback Quentin Barnes overcame his racism and unified his team. He led the Ionath Krakens to a lower-tier championship—a ...

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Overview

The Starter is the sequel to The Rookie, a hard-hitting, bone-crunching YA sports/sci-fi novel described as The Blindside meets Star Wars meets The Godfather. The Starter is a star-spanning, coming-of-age space opera combined with the gritty world of organized crime, all set against a backdrop of a far-future professional football league. In The Rookie, nineteen-year-old rookie quarterback Quentin Barnes overcame his racism and unified his team. He led the Ionath Krakens to a lower-tier championship—a championship that earned them promotion into the meat grinder known as Tier One. Now, he and his teammates have to compete against the greatest football teams ever assembled and do far more than just survive each game. As he rebuilds the team in his own image, Quentin’s true quest for a Tier One championship begins.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938120107
  • Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Galactic Football League , #2
  • Pages: 463
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Sigler

New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is the author of NOCTURNAL, ANCESTOR, INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing; and the co-founder of Dark Øverlord Media, which publishes his Galactic Football League series (THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER, THE ALL-PRO and THE MVP).

Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over eight million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.

Scott reinvented book publishing when he released EARTHCORE as the world's first "podcast-only" novel. Released in twenty weekly episodes, EARTHCORE harkened back to the days of serialized radio fiction. His innovative use of technology puts him at the forefront of modern-day publishing and has garnered brand-name exposure among hundreds of thousands of fiction fans and technology buffs.

He's been covered in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria. He still records his own audiobooks and gives away every story - for free - to his Junkies at www.ScottSigler.com.

A Michigan native, Scott lives in San Francisco with his wife and dog.

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