The Planet Thieves is the first thrilling installment of a new middle-grade series by Dan Krokos.
Two weeks ago, thirteen-year-old Mason Stark and seventeen of his fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command boarded the SS Egypt. The trip was supposed to be a short routine voyage to log their required spacetime for summer quarter.
But routine goes out the airlock when they’re attacked by the Tremist, an alien race who have been at war with humanity for the last sixty years.
With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that’s left to warn the ESC. And soon they find out exactly why the Tremist chose this ship to attack: the Egypt is carrying a weapon that could change the war forever.
Now Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon. Before there isn’t a war left to fight.
The prank Mason Stark pulled on his sister was doomed from the beginning. For starters, he wasn’t supposed to be on the bridge. Cadets age thirteen and under were forbidden from any section of the ship deemed combat sensitive. Which pretty much left the crew quarters, cafeteria, gym, and certain hallways as the only places they could roam. Sometimes Mason’s sister, Lieutenant Commander Susan Stark, would tour the engineering decks with him, but that was it.
The pranks were a new thing, born from pure boredom. The last one, on fellow cadet Tom
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“Moves at warp speed, a riveting story with characters so finely drawn that I wonder if Dan Krokos actually is an alien.”—Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
“Exciting, kinetic and very visual—my favorite kind of book, a vivid movie in the reader's head, with some terrific special effects and characters to root for all the way. I'm dying to know what's next for Mason and Merrin—not to mention ESC and the sinister but complex Tremist.”—Gillian Phillip, writing as New York Times bestselling author Erin Hunter of the Survivor series