The Obsidian Blade review by avance
The Obsidian Blade (Klaatu Diskos)
by Pete Hautman
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

Student Review

Age at time of review - 15
Reviewer's Location - Leawood, KS, United States
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This story takes place in a world very similar to our own. except in this world, there exists a strange presence. The Klaatu Diskos, portals to another world, scatter time and space. If one were to come across one by chance, they would be transported to a famous event in history. Some of those events are dangerous. They could be the 9-11 terrorist attack, or the explosion of a volcano. Soon after Tucker’s father goes up on a roof and disappears, only to come back hours later with a strange girl, his mother falls gravely ill. When the young boy’s parents disappear through one of these Diskos, it takes him on a journey that spans time and changes him both mentally and physically. He visits the past and the future, constantly searching for his parents. Will he ever get his life back in order? Will he ever unlock the key to understanding the Diskos? Read this book that challenges all that you thought you knew about physics and find out.

Opinion: 

This book was a real page turner. I had a lot of trouble putting it down and ended up staying up until late at night to finish it.  I would recommend this novel to anyone who wants to start to get into the science fiction drama, as it contains many futuristic themes and plot aspects. The story held my attention from beginning to end; my only complaint would be that the plot was hard to keep up with towards the end of the story. I was really surprised by how much I liked this novel; I am typically not a fan of science fiction. What made this story different from all the rest is that I could easy follow and understand. I cannot wait for the sequel.

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - religious perspective

Explain your content rating: 

It is not very offensive, but it does question a lot of religous aspects that some people may find offensive.
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