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The Royal Trials: Last Gate of the Emperor, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Abandoned Earth proves value in taut adventure.

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Video games have their place to play in fiction, and the prose in this novel generates much of the suspense. Elaborate space and manuevers distinguish Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen's Last Gate of the Emperor. Prince Yared is a delightful main character -- a wiseguy who steps up when he's needed most The Royal Trials ends on a high note, and fans will be left hankering for more.

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