When twelve-year-old Jason Hunter and his two friends discover a spaceship buried in the woods behind his New Hampshire home, his world is turned upside down. Suddenly, he finds himself fleeing the Earth on a desperate mission to save his abducted parents and prevent an alien invasion. The journey takes him halfway across the galaxy, where he must confront bizarre and deadly creatures, escape from a toxic region of space called the Vuhndalac Pit, and evade capture by a powerful alien leader intent on destroying him. Hidden somewhere among the stars is an ancient talisman that Jason must find before it is too late. If he is the Heir of Elam, the one person in the entire universe who can claim this talisman, he will be able to save his parents, and his planet. If he is not, touching it will be the last thing he ever does! (Taken from Goodreads)
At first I didn’t feel like I was going to like this novel as I normally stay away from young adult fiction but there was something about this book that caught my eye. The more I read of it the more intrigued I became and I found myself finishing this book in a day. I felt that this story had all the points of a sci-fi classics but it had a bit of a modern twist to the plot.
This novel is fast paced and will keep the reader turning the pages till the end. I found that all the characters had been well written and this a credit to the author. All the characters are very like able and I feel like the reader can really relate to these characters.
This book is an excellent young adult book that I feel and hope will be enjoyed by many people. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series and would recommend this to people that want to read a fun and enjoyable book.
A copy of this book was received for free and all opinions expressed are my own through reading this book.