The Comet's Curse

A Galahad Book

Galahad (Volume 1 of 6)

Dom Testa

Tor Teen

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When the tail of the comet Bhaktul flicks through the Earth’s atmosphere, deadly particles are left in its wake. Suddenly, mankind is confronted with a virus that devastates the adult population. Only those under the age of eighteen seem to be immune. Desperate to save humanity, a renowned scientist proposes a bold plan: to create a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system. Two years later, the Galahad and its crew—none over the age of sixteen—is launched.

Two years of training have prepared the crew for the challenges of space travel. But soon after departing Earth, they discover that a saboteur is hiding on the Galahad! Faced with escalating acts of vandalism and terrorized by threatening messages, sixteen-year-old Triana Martell and her council soon realize that the stowaway will do anything to ensure that the Galahad never reaches its destination. The teens must find a way to neutralize their enemy. For if their mission fails, it will mean the end of the human race….

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There are few sights more beautiful. For all of the spectacular
sunsets along a beach, or vivid rainbows arcing over a
mist- covered forest, or high mountain pastures exploding
with wild flowers, nothing could compare to this. This embraced
every breath taking scene. Mother Earth, in all of her supreme
glory, spinning in a showcase of wonder. No picture, no television
image, no movie scene could ever do her justice. From two
hundred miles up it’s spellbinding, hypnotic.

Which made saying good-bye even more difficult.

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“Grabs readers’ attention with the very first page and never lets go. 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.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

“Sci-fi fans will enjoy Testa’s spare Asimovian plot, but even those leery of the genre will appreciate how each chapter alternates to the past to further flesh out our protagonists. Stealing the show is the Galahad’s mischievous central computer, Roc, who speaks directly to the readers as he acts as a Greek chorus.”—Booklist


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About the Author

Dom Testa

DOM TESTA, of Denver, Colorado, has been a radio show host since 1977, and currently is a co-host of the popular “Dom and Jane Show” on Mix 100 in Denver. A strong advocate of literacy programs for children, he regularly visits Colorado schools. Dom began the Big Brain Club to encourage students to overcome the peer pressure that often prevents them from achieving their true potential.

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The Comet's Curse
A Galahad Book
Dom Testa

e-Book Agency

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
January 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429981606
ISBN10: 1429981601
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 12
$6.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
January 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765321077
ISBN10: 0765321076
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 12
$16.95

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
March 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765360779
ISBN10: 0765360772
Young Adult Fiction
5 3/16 x 8 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$6.99
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