Saturday, June 22, 2013

"Crescent" by Homer Hickam

What would you do if you were a warrior who always fought to the death, but when defeated weren't killed? Crescent finds out in this new book by Homer Hickam. The reader is once again introduced to Crater Trueblood, and Helium-3. Why does Crater not kill Crescent, and how will she react to imprisonment?

Crater is so very tired of fighting and war. When he sees the opportunity to defeat but not kill an opponent, he makes the choice for life. This doesn't set well with his opponent, Crescent, whose purpose was to fight and die if defeated, wants nothing more than to escape. But, they find that they enjoy being together. When Crescent is accused of murder, Crater goes out on a limb to try to save his "friend." In order to escape to "Endless Dust," they must navigate the "big suck" and the crowhoppers chasing them. Will they make it? Will they survive?

Homer Hickam tells a good story. I read "Crater" when it came out, and was anxious to read this one. It did not disappoint me. It is a YA science-fiction book that appeals to all ages. I received my free review copy from Book Sneeze in exchange for an honest review.

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