Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars

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The nitty gritty:

When a fifteen-year-old slacker discovers that he has the power to control Pearls – fragments of space debris that are a dying Earth’s most important energy source – the government’s forces work to capture him.

And a little more:

A devastated Earth’s last hope is found in Pearls: small, mysterious orbs that fall from space, and are capable of supplying enough energy to power entire cities. Battling to control the Pearls are the Skyship dwellers—political dissidents who live in massive ships in the Earth’s stratosphere—and the corrupt Surface government.

Jesse Fisher, a Skyship slacker, and Cassius Stevenson, a young Surface operative, cross paths when they both venture into forbidden territory in pursuit of Pearls. Their chance encounter triggers an unexpected reaction, endowing each boy with remarkable—and dangerous—abilities that their respective governments would stop at nothing to possess. Enemies thrust together with a common goal, Jesse and Cassius make their way to the ruins of Seattle to uncover the truth about their new powers, the past they didn’t know they shared, and a shocking secret about the Pearls.

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“Skyship Academy is one of those books you’ll read straight through if at all possible. I absolutely devoured it from page one. And even though the story itself kept me captivated, I think the characters became the part I Ioved the most. A definite must read!”

–James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER and The 13th Reality series

Skyship Academy is the perfect book for teens that like science fiction.”

– sljteen

“…fast-paced adventure… delivers solid action sequences throughout…”

–Publisher’s Weekly

The Pearl Wars is a rare gem of a book that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and blow their minds with the startling conclusion.”

– Wicked Awesome Books

“With its original premise and fantastic cast of characters, The Pearl Wars will be a book you will not want to miss.”

– The Book Cellar

“I don’t read a lot of sci-fi, but when I do it’s usually because it’s something exceptional. And just like Across the Universe, this was a fantastic science fiction tale.”

– Scott Tracey, author of Witch Eyes

Skyship Academy: Crimson Rising

Sept 8th, 2012 (Goodreads Page)

Publisher synopsis:

Following their dramatic showdown in Seattle, Jesse Fisher and Cassius Stevenson find their world’s been turned inside out. The faculty at Skyship Academy is keeping Jesse a prisoner in his own home, fearful of his influence over Pearls. And Cassius, once a loyal Pearlhound for the Unified Party, has been pushed into hiding, fearful of his government’s retaliation.

When Jesse smuggles a mysterious red Pearl onboard the Academy, he sets loose a destructive chain of events, which lead him to a reunion with Cassius and a confrontation with Theo — a bloodthirsty Pearlhound with a dangerous secret.

But a larger threat looms in the stars. An enemy is gathering, with plans to exterminate the entire human race. And Jesse and Cassius might just be the lynch pins that trigger mankind’s destruction.

Praise from Early Readers

“Nick James has managed quite a feat. He’s pulled off the literary equivalent of The Empire Strikes Back.”

– Stephen, Goodreads review

“This is another novel I could not put down. The combination of science fiction and dystopia is flawless, and the characters are very well developed.”

– Anja, Goodreads review

“The concept is just so fresh and unique that you can’t help but to enjoy it.”

– Ny, Goodreads review

“I see this series as one of those rare gems, and think everyone should read it.”

– The Book Cellar

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Skyship Academy: Strikeforce

Sept. 2013

The trilogy concludes in 2013!

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