The Obsidian Blade: Book summary and reviews of The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

The Obsidian Blade

The Klaatu Diskos (Book One)

By Pete Hautman

The Obsidian Blade
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2012,
    320 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out a scream, and vanished - only to walk up the driveway an hour later, looking older and worn, with a strange girl named Lahlia in tow. In the months that followed, Tucker watched his father grow distant and his once loving mother slide into madness. But then both of his parents disappear.

Now in the care of his wild Uncle Kosh, Tucker begins to suspect that the disks of shimmering air he keeps seeing - one right on top of the roof - hold the answer to restoring his family. And when he dares to step into one, he's launched on a time-twisting journey - from a small Midwestern town to a futuristic hospital run by digitally augmented healers, from the death of an ancient prophet to a forest at the end of time. Inevitably, Tucker's actions alter the past and future, changing his world forever.

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"Starred Review. Well-developed and complex characters, a fascinating time travel framework (including dispatches from the far future), and a heart-stopping conclusion will leave readers looking forward to the next book. Ages 12–up." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Part science fiction, part adventure, part mystery, but every bit engrossing; be sure to start the hold list for the sequel." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. This fast-paced opener to the Klaatu Diskos trilogy will satiate adventure seekers, and the refined brain candy will be delicious to more thoughtful readers. If anything, there simply isn't enough of everything, but it's hard to fault a book for being too tantalizing." - Booklist

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Pete Hautman is the author of many books for young adults and adults, including the National Book Award-winning Godless and the time-travel adventure Mr. Was. Pete Hautman splits his time between Wisconsin and Minnesota. Visit his website at www.petehautman.com.

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