THE COMET’S CURSE by Dom Testa

THE COMET’S CURSE

Galahad 1
Age Range: 12 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

The first in a projected series of six, this book has already won an award in its prior incarnation as a self-published book. Deservedly so, as it grabs readers’ attention with the very first page and never lets go. The Earth has been contaminated by a passing comet’s tail. No one is immune to the ravaging disease left behind, except for children, but this reprieve is temporary—they face imminent death when they reach adulthood. As some scientists rush to find a cure, others devise a daring scheme: to launch a spaceship filled with the best and the brightest of the world’s teens, who will take with them the hope to re-establish humankind on a distant new world. Testa’s narrative jumps back and forth chronologically, keeping tension high as some plot to abort the mission and doom humanity once and for all. Both a mystery and an adventure, combining a solid cast of characters with humor, pathos, growing pains and just a hint of romance, this opener bodes well for the remainder of the series. (Science fiction. 12 & up)

Pub Date: Jan. 20th, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7653-2107-7
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Tor
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2008




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