9 by H.J. Ralles
By Kelly Hoffman
Ralles is the author and creator of this science fiction book
for kids. However, Darok 9 certainly can hold its own
in the adult world as well. This very entertaining book is
hard to put down. Once you start reading it you just want
to know how it will end. Filled with action and surprises
around every bend this book keeps your attention.
Darok 9 is set in the no so terribly distant future
of 2120. The setting is a settlement on the moon. Humans were
forced to leave the earth after a devastating nuclear war,
but the fighting has not stopped and the hardships continue.
It is up to Hank Harvard, a young scientist to find the answer
to the shortage of water with his top secret formula, SH33.
His task is made even more difficult by the attacks and the
danger he has placed his family in. Can Hank find the answer
before his nephew falls deathly ill? Who is behind the plot
to steal his formula? Can war be diverted? Or will humans
finally do themselves in?
While, Darok 9 is certainly written for the younger
generation sci-fi fans of any age will find this story entertaining
and delightful. My only concern about the book is the glorification
of computer hacking. In these very trying times where kids
know more about computers than most adults is it really wise
to let them think it is a courageous act to hack into government
computers? All in all it is an interesting look into what
life on the moon could be. And I look forward to reading H.J.
Ralles' other book, Keeper
of the Kingdom.
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9 by H.J. Ralles at Amazon.com and find out what all the
fuss is about.
Be sure to check out all the titles by H.J. Ralles!