Crater (A Helium-3 Novel) by Homer Hickam

Crater (A Helium-3 Novel) by Homer Hickam

  • Spirituality - Basic
  • Romance - Dating
  • Violence - Moderate

Crater Trueblood lost his parents young when they immigrated to the moon. Growing up in the village of Moontown was rough, and Crater worked hard as a miner just to make ends meet. When Colonel Medaris sends Crater on a mysterious mission, his prospects improve. And when the Colonel’s beautiful granddaughter, Maria, joins the quest, Crater is smitten. But highwaymen, assassins, and a mysterious cabal intent on murder dog Crater’s every move from long haul trucking across the moonscape to space travel. Will he succeed and retrieve the life-saving package for Colonel Medaris? And could Maria ever develop feelings for him?

Crater is written in the traditional sci-fi style, with realistic representations of what life on the moon could be like. Crater, the 17-year-old underdog-hero, is an interesting character. Although the omniscient point of view portrays Crater as somewhat distant, his inspiring faith and heroism shine through. In addition, the unique world-building and compelling quest make this a fun read.

Age Range: 11 and up

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: The Helium-3 Series, Book 1 of 3

Thomas Nelson, 2012

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