Titan Base (Resisters Series #3)

Titan Base (Resisters Series #3)

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by Eric Nylund
     
 

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Million-copy bestselling Halo author and game developer Eric Nylund brings action-packed science fiction to a young audience with the third book in the Resisters series.  

Despite their recent victory over the alien Ch'zar, Ethan Blackwood and his squadron have no time to rest. The Ch'zar are still relentlessly searching for the Seed

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Million-copy bestselling Halo author and game developer Eric Nylund brings action-packed science fiction to a young audience with the third book in the Resisters series.  

Despite their recent victory over the alien Ch'zar, Ethan Blackwood and his squadron have no time to rest. The Ch'zar are still relentlessly searching for the Seed Bank, the Resisters' secret base—and they're getting dangerously close. If they find it, all the adults in the Seed Bank will be absorbed into the the aliens' collective mind. Now Ethan and his friends must evade all Ch'zar scouts and find a new home for the Resistance. Once again, it's all up to the kids.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greta Holt
They fight and fly in genetically modified bugs, called ICE's. Since the time of the Ch'zar and the ruination of the Earth, they have been relied upon as soldiers. They are only twelve years old. Ethan is an officer, and he must lead his Sterling Squadron on yet another mission. Colonel Winter's order is to find a new base for the Resistance, in case the Ch'zar discover the current Seed Bank base. Ethan calls his pilots together. He jumps into his wasp aircraft and communicates telepathically with it, and the other children transmit flying orders to their ICE's, among them a cockroach, praying mantis, and dragon fly. Ethan and his Resisters fly off into the sky, find an ancient town below, and are attacked not by Ch'zar but by a missile defense system from centuries before. The town is filled with homicidal robots, but the pilots manage to find a library, where a robot librarian tells them about Project Prometheus. The project was an earlier attempt to create group telepathy. Ethan is intrigued. The Ch'zar are assimilating adults—all those past puberty—into a collective mind. Could the two be related? Ethan's sister Emma is beginning puberty now, but rather than slipping into the collective mind, she seems able to listen to the Ch'zar voices without being overcome by them. More exploits follow. Sterling Squadron tries to save "normal" kids who are suspecting the truth about their parents in rule-filled Santa Blanca, only to have to leave them there because the Ch'zar have found the Seed Bank and are attacking in full force. Ethan must face one of the toughest requirements of leadership, abandoning a small group in order fight a larger battle. The ending of Titan Base cleverly ups the ante for the Sterling Squadron. They are needed more than ever. Ethan and Emma's parents leave a cryptic note, and new bases of operation must be found. Game designer Nyland captures young male readers not only with his characters and action but with a worthy plot, as well. Book three in the "Resisters" series. Reviewer: Greta Holt
School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—Ethan Blackwood is leading the young members of Sterling Squadron to find a new base for Earth's fight against the occupying alien Ch'zar. The responsibility of his promotion to lieutenant weighs heavily on the 12-year-old, and his struggle to develop the qualities of a good leader is a central theme of the book. Action drives the rest of the narrative, moving at a breakneck pace from battle to battle, slowing only to describe futuristic gadgets and weaponry. Nylund provides brief backstory and just enough information about supporting characters to be able to tell them apart; Ethan is the only one who stands out. References to events from The Resisters (2011) and Sterling Squadron (2012, both Random) will leave new readers at a disadvantage. The stage is set for the next entry in the series as Ethan uncovers a mystery about his parents and the team searches for another resistance moment. Order where the previous titles are popular; give to middle school gamers and readers too young for Nylund's adult adaptations of Halo, including The Fall of Reach (Del Rey, 2001).—M. Kozikowski, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375981203
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Series:
Resisters Series , #3
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
193,675
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Nylund is a New York Times bestselling and World Fantasy Award nominated author. He has written science fiction and fantasy novels, comic books, and has helped make many blockbuster video games.

Eric has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemistry. He graduated from the prestigious Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in 1994.

He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family.

You can learn more about Eric at www.ericnylund.net.

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Titan Base (Resisters Series #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best seriouses i have ever read, it got me reading for hours. HOPE THE SERIOUS CONTINUES
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hurry up !!!!!