The Hunt for Dark Infinity
It s been a quiet summer for Tick, Paul, and Sofia, but the latest message from Master George changes everything. The Realities are in danger and from something more terrible than Mistress Jane and the mutated Chi karda of the Thirteenth Reality. People from all Realities are unexplainably going insane. Worse, some Realities are fragmenting, disintegrating into nothingness. Master George has learned that Mr. Chu from the Fourth Reality is working on a mysterious new weapon called Dark Infinity. But no one has any idea how to stop the weapon or even if it can be stopped.
To make matters worse, Tick and his friends have been kidnapped, forced to wink from Reality to Reality, solving impossible riddles in order to survive the deadly traps surrounding them.
Mistress Jane and Tick find themselves in a race to reach the weapon first but who will destroy it and who will become its master?Things I like about James Dashner's 13th Reality series:
*The bad guys are really, really bad
*The heroes are kids, but their parents are involved in their lives and are not stupid clueless idiots waiting around for the kids to save the world.
*Just when you think you know what will happen, it doesn't
*There are discussion questions at the back of the book. Good questions, not lame pretend like you are talking to your kid questions. These are questions designed to make both the parent and the child think.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain (March 4, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.6 inches
Buy the book here
Read James Dashner's blog here
The 13th Reality website
The Mazerunner (picked up by Random House)