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The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Inventive time-travel tale mixes history, religion, sci-fi.

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Although it deals with some familiar themes from science fiction, this book puts an original spin on the time-travel tale, mixing history, religion, and seeming fantasy in unpredictable ways. Tucker, his parents, his uncle, and the mysterious Lahlia are complex and interesting characters, and author Pete Hautman puts them all in extraordinary circumstances for maximum conflict and suspense. It's hard to know from this opening volume exactly where this saga's headed, but most readers will recognize that they're in capable hands and look forward to the next installment.

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