The Obsidian Blade
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|Format:||Mixed media product|
|Published In: ||United States, 10 April 2012|
The first time Tucker saw the disk, his father disappeared into thin air. The Reverend Adrian Feye had climbed onto the roof to fix a loose shingle ?- ?and suddenly he was gone. An hour later, the Reverend came walking up the road, tattered and sunburned, bringing with him an unspeaking, yellow-haired, dark-eyed girl. He refused to say where he had been, instead declaring that there would be no more prayer in the Feye house: He had lost his faith. Now Tucker's family is unraveling. The Reverend spends hours brooding in his study. Tucker's once warmhearted and loving mother withdraws from the world, claiming she doesn't care to be watched by ghosts. And, above them, the unearthly disk comes and goes. Then, one day, both of Tucker's parents vanish. From the distant past to an even more distant and terrifying future, Tucker desperately searches for his parents? -? and discovers the astonishing secrets of the Klaatu diskos.
Gr 7 Up-Tucker's father, Reverend Adrian Feye, was making a repair on the roof of his house when he disappeared. An hour later, he returned looking worn and sunburned, with a mysterious girl in tow. His father is also acting strangely. Although he's a preacher, he no longer believes in God. His mother has also become withdrawn. Are all these events related? Tucker believes his father fell through a shimmering disk that appeared on their roof. Tucker's life takes a serious detour when his father takes his mother away for treatment and arranges for Uncle Curtis to take care of Tucker. Curtis's house also has a disk that appears on the roof. What are these disks? Do they lead to the same place? Can Tucker find his parents by going through a disk? The first title (Candlewick, 2012) in a projected trilogy by Pete Hautman has plot twists and turns throughout, and the scientific, historical, and spiritual issues that are introduced make for a fascinating listen. Joshua Swanson's narration is elegant and smooth, and he employs a variety of voices and inflections. A great addition to school and public library collections.-Elizabeth Kenyon, Merrillville High School, IN (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|Publisher: ||Findaway World|
|Dimensions: ||18.0 x 13.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.18 kg)|