The Planet Thieves

Dan Krokos

Kirby Heyborne (Narrator)

05-21-13

8hrs 5min

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Fiction/Science Fiction

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05-21-13

8hrs 5min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“Moves at warp speed, a riveting story with characters so finely drawn that I wonder if Dan Krokos actually is an alien.” Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series

The Planet Thieves is the first thrilling installment of a middle-grade series by Dan Krokos.

Two weeks ago, thirteen-year-old Mason Stark and seventeen of his fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command boarded the SS Egypt. The trip was supposed to be a short routine voyage to log their required space time for summer quarter.

But routine goes out the airlock when they're attacked by the Tremist, an alien race who have been at war with humanity for the last sixty years.

With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that's left to warn the ESC. And soon they find out exactly why the Tremist chose this ship to attack: the Egypt is carrying a weapon that could change the war forever.

Now Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon—before there isn't a war left to fight.

Praise

“Moves at warp speed, a riveting story with characters so finely drawn that I wonder if Dan Krokos actually is an alien.” Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series

“Exciting, kinetic, and very visual—my favorite kind of book, a vivid movie in the reader’s head, with some terrific special effects and characters to root for all the way. I’m dying to know what’s next for Mason and Merrin—not to mention ESC and the sinister but complex Tremist.” Gillian Philip, writing as New York Times bestselling author Erin Hunter of the Survivor series

“Krokos launches this series with skill and purpose, immediately placing readers in the action and never slowing down. The intriguing concept, intense sense of adventure, and high stakes are more than enough to let readers look past the coincidences that help drive the story.”      Publishers Weekly

“Enjoyable.” Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day May 20, 2013
Release Date May 21, 2013
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Planet Thieves Series
Release Date Machine 1369094400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Fiction - All, Fiction - Child
Author Bio
Dan Krokos

Dan Krokos became a full-time writer after pumping gas for nine years to put himself through college. He enjoys riding motorcycles, playing MMORPGs, and drinking coffee.

Narrator Bio
Kirby Heyborne

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.

Overview

The Planet Thieves is the first thrilling installment of a middle-grade series by Dan Krokos.

Two weeks ago, thirteen-year-old Mason Stark and seventeen of his fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command boarded the SS Egypt. The trip was supposed to be a short routine voyage to log their required space time for summer quarter.

But routine goes out the airlock when they're attacked by the Tremist, an alien race who have been at war with humanity for the last sixty years.

With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that's left to warn the ESC. And soon they find out exactly why the Tremist chose this ship to attack: the Egypt is carrying a weapon that could change the war forever.

Now Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon—before there isn't a war left to fight.

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