Kevin Emerson’s science fiction epic continues with a bold and terrifying quest into the outer reaches of time and space—one that will change our two heroes, and their friendship, forever.
It is Earth Year 2223—but the Earth, along with the entire solar system, is gone. Liam and Phoebe, having barely escaped our exploding sun with their lives, are in stasis for the decade-long journey to the rogue planet Delphi, where they hope to catch up with the rest of the human refugees, find help for their injured parents, and pass along the devastating things they discovered on Mars: that the destruction of our world was no accident, and that someone might still be after them, trying to finish the job.
Phoebe, however, is carrying her own dark secret. One that finds her waking up secretly at various points in their journey, changing their path through space. One that will decide the fate of the human race and many others besides. One that, very soon, she must reveal to Liam, whether he’s ready for the truth or not.
“With the same enthralling, cinematic pacing he used in Last Day on Mars, Emerson unspools nail-biting suspense. Through all the engrossing sci-fi action, however, Emerson keeps the plot solidly grounded in the characters, who are vivid and complex. A cliff-hanger ending promises deepening adventures in forthcoming volumes.”
- ALA Booklist
“Thrills, violence, time/space questions, and some contemplation about colonization make for action on the thoughtful side.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“[A] well-written and exciting sequel. Emerson, who has clearly done his research, uses humor and age-appropriate metaphors to present the science in a way that readers will be able to understand.”
- School Library Journal
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