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The Black Stars

Dan Krokos

Starscape

Mason Stark has a problem with minding his own business. This worked to his advantage when he helped bring peace between humans and the alien Tremist. He’s now considered an intergalactic hero, but that hasn’t made school any easier. With his new reputation, any bully with something to prove wants to fight him.

With the new peace treaty on shaky ground, Mason is called upon to infiltrate the Tremist school for soldiers. Mason’s bound to find trouble, especially now that he has the power to channel electricity through his Tremist gloves, but when his new classmates begin to disappear under mysterious circumstances, trouble might find him first. The Tremist are working on a secret project, but what Mason discovers goes beyond that, to an ancient, powerful enemy.

With that very enemy threatening to invade, Mason must call on his friends, both human and Tremist, to fight. They call him a hero, and now that’s what he must be—even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice.

In this stellar follow-up to The Planet Thieves, Dan Krokos imbues The Black Stars with all the tension and action that made his first middle-grade novel such a gripping tale.

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Chapter One

 

Mason Stark had a problem with minding his own business. This problem had resulted in seven disciplinary actions since he arrived at Academy II just three months ago. As his friend Tom Renner had kindly pointed out, according to the Earth Space Command rulebook, Mason would be kicked out of Academy II if he received an eighth disciplinary action.

Mason would instantly become a citizen and be forced to leave the Academy and his friends forever.

That didn’t stop him this time, of course.

Six of the seven infractions resulted from confrontations

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Praise for The Black Stars

 Praise for The Planet Thieves

“Moves at warp speed.”
—Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series

“Krokos launches this series with skill and purpose, immediately placing readers in the action and never slowing down.” —Publishers Weekly

“This book will appeal to science fiction fans, especially those who are enthusiastic about the upcoming movie adaptation of Ender’s Game. In fact, the rights to this book have already been optioned by Warner Bros.” —School Library Journal

“Excitingly suspenseful and filled with intriguing plot twists.” —VOYA

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Dan Krokos

  • After pumping gas for nine years to put himself through college, DAN KROKOS now writes full-time. He enjoys watching TV, playing MMORPGs, and drinking coffee. His YA novel, False Memory, debuted from Hyperion in fall 2012. He is the author of The Planet Thieves and The Black Stars.
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