The Rebels of New Sun (Blending Time Series #3)

The Rebels of New Sun (Blending Time Series #3)

by Michael Kinch
     
 

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Welcome to Wananelu:Caught between the ’Gades and GlobeTran,their only choice is to fight for the freedom of Africa

In a deadly race to strike before the ’gades secure the savannah and wipe out the New SUN resistance, Reya, D’Shay, Jaym, and a handful of other rebels launch a daring mission to infiltrate Wananelu,

Overview

Welcome to Wananelu:Caught between the ’Gades and GlobeTran,their only choice is to fight for the freedom of Africa

In a deadly race to strike before the ’gades secure the savannah and wipe out the New SUN resistance, Reya, D’Shay, Jaym, and a handful of other rebels launch a daring mission to infiltrate Wananelu, Chewena’s capital city. Desperate to free the country from GlobeTran’s corrupt control, they seek out allies and information that could help the resistance finally return power to the people of Africa.

Once inside Wananelu, the blender rebels must evade robotic attack hounds, identity-scanning dragonfly drones, and Globe-Tran city cops at every turn. But avoiding capture and torture in the ‘Snakepit’—a treacherous prison where no one leaves alive—is more difficult than Reya, D’Shay, and Jaym ever imagined. Can they take down GlobeTran and secure their freedom once and for all?

Praise for the Blending Time Series:

“For some great action, this can’t be beat.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[In the Blending Time Series], issues of social justice are seen through the lens of high-speed, cinematic action.”—Booklist

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Marissa Wolf
The war against the 'gades is at full throttle in this concluding novel to the gritty dystopian Blending Time series. Picking up where the previous novel ended, seventeen-year-old blenders D'Shay, Jaym, Reya, and the rest of the New Sun members are coordinating their final attacks to take back Wananelu, the capital of Chewena, from GlobeTran's control. D'Shay, Jaym, and Reya are also given dangerous personal missions to carry out and must overcome their past traumas to do so. Jaym has still not fully recovered from the horrific death of his blender match, Reya must face guards similar to the ones who abused her in captivity, and D'Shay continues to prove his worth to a native girl he loves. As with the other two books, each chapter begins with an epigraph, a nice touch that gives readers more details about 2070 Africa. One of the strongest aspects of the book is the vivid descriptions of Africa, which is probably attributed to the author having lived and taught there. The series will appeal to teens who like war stories or fast-paced and plot-driven dystopias. With well-written and believable action sequences and a suspenseful build-up leading to a hopeful conclusion, The Rebels Of New SUN delivers a satisfying ending for readers. It is recommended for libraries where there is a following for the series. Reviewer: Marissa Wolf
Kirkus Reviews
This conclusion to an exciting dystopia morphs from shoot'em-up into spy thriller as the titular rebels try to bring down the corporate tyranny established in their African territory. Called back to the city where they first landed in Africa, Jaym, Reya and D'Shay separate and work to free their colleagues from a notorious prison and to foment an attack on GlobeTran, the corporation that has established an intrusive, ruthless dictatorship. The three friends split up, each working on separate missions. Reya goes undercover as a medic in the prison where two of her friends suffer. D'Shay starts selling contraband inside the local military base in an attempt to swing the soldiers there to New SUN's side. Jaym, still morose after his fiancee's death (The Fires of New SUN, 2012), reluctantly teams up with her sister to aid New SUN's existing undercover network in the city. Kinch's emphasis here is on intrigue rather than battles. The often stilted expository dialogue is compensated for by a few nifty robot foes, such as flying bugs and metallic dogs. These are in keeping with his futuristic setting, although most of the African town comes across as contemporary. Nevertheless, fans will identify with the three returning heroes and should enjoy the conclusion to the series, even though this story rarely mentions the series' original premise of repopulating Africa. A satisfying conclusion. (Dystopian adventure. 12-16)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738731513
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Series:
Blending Time Series, #3
Pages:
277
Sales rank:
1,195,783
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Michael Kinch spent his youth in Las Vegas, Hollywood, San Francisco and Portland before enlisting in the Army where he was stationed in Germany intercepting Russian intelligence. A former librarian at Oregon State University, Kinch traveled widely in Africa leading workshops on the library sciences. His Blending Time novels arose from the vivid memories and friendships gained during that time. He lives near Salem, Oregon, with his family.

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