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Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.

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Ian McDonald is an award-winning writer of science fiction for adults, and he makes a smooth transition to the YA market with this opening installment in a new series. The action in PLANESRUNNER ramps up quickly and rarely diminishes, but McDonald takes care to do the necessary world-building that makes for a truly memorable yarn. His presentation of the steampunky Earth 3 is colorful and vivid, full of neat touches and unexpected details. The eccentric characters -- heroes and villains alike -- have enough reality and emotional complexity to be compelling.

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