Gamadin, Book II: Mons

Gamadin, Book II: Mons

by Tom Kirkbride

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Overview

"Finally the Boys have a series, the Girls love to read!"

 

The young adult sci-fi adventure continues in Book II, Gamadin: Mons. Millawanda has parked Harlowe and his friends on a planet with no life, no breathable atmosphere, and no In-N-Out Burgers at the edge of the solar system's largest extinct volcano. They're broken, hungry, and lost, and have no knowledge or skills as to operating the most powerful weapon in the galaxy. Survival, then, becomes a minute-to-minute existence. As if that were not enough, a military presence conscripts their souls, while back home their families must contend with a hostile government that wants its property back!!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984064304
Publisher: Wigton Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 615
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Tom Kirkbride grew up on the beaches of Southern California, where his Gamadin saga begins. All the artwork on his Web site, www.gamadin.com, is his, including the cover art of his books, Word of Honor and Mons. His Gamadin series evolved from his love of science fiction and the desire to write a thrill-packed, character-driven adventure for young adults.

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Gamadin, Book II: Mons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BGR-Esq More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended the Gamadin book series to me about a year ago. After reading Book I, I could hardly wait for the release of Book II. I'm not typically a science fiction reader, but the action, excitement, and imagination packed into these books has me hooked. Book II continues with even more action and suspense than the first book, following several story lines, readers are brought back and forth between a remote outpost on the surface of Mars, to the action unfolding in a United States realizing they are no longer the most powerful military force known to man. It is truly an exciting book and is suitable for readers of any age.
FrancescaR More than 1 year ago
After the enjoyment our book club discovered with Book I - Gamadin: Word of Honor, we all wondered how Tom Kirkbride's second installment of his sci-fi adventure would fare. Could his imagination still continue this entertaining journey, with great characters, fun and surprises? Short answer: yes! We had the privilege of receiving an advanced reader's edition of Book II - Gamadin: Mons. Right away one can see the book is thicker - 200 more pages than Word of Honor. The book jacket, like the first, is almost eerie with its dark graphics, only now the title is colored in a deep blood red. Millawanda (the spaceship) is easily recognizable, but where would the Presidential Seal and what looks like two clasping alien hands take us? Mons is actually two stories of survival in one. It begins a few hours after the end of Book I. In the first few pages, we learn that the graphic of the hands is not a pair of hands at all, but the stylized profile of the solar system's largest mountain, Olympus Mons. After the battle with the Dak ships, "Millie" is damaged and unable to return to Earth. She lands Harlowe Pylott and the boys on Mars, a lifeless planet, teetering at the very edge of a five-mile high cliff! If they venture beyond the ship's protective shield, it's instant death. Also, a brutal entity on board overpowers them, while back home the government has sent villainous agents to pressure their loved ones, even kill them if necessary, to get the powerful Gamadin vessel back. Mowgi and the robobs have an even greater role in Mons. Government agents have never had to contend with an undog and little stickmen that go clickity-clack. We are also introduced to Tinker, Harlowe's Marine Corps mother, and little brother Dodger. Now we understand where he gets his courage and character! Again we have another strong female to admire, along with Leucadia Mars, Harlowe's half-alien girlfriend. When the most powerful government on the planet comes face-to-face with ancient Gamadin technology and a group of fledgling young soldiers, it makes for plot twists we never saw coming! As with Word of Honor, Mons is a striking departure from the norm. The Southern California attitude is still there, even on Mars. Who ever said there could be no surfing on a lifeless planet anyway? Mons is quite an exceptional read for any age, and without a doubt we welcome Book II to the Gamadin Book Series! On to Book Three!!!
rhonda1111 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed seeing how they became the team that they are now. They made it off Earth and landed on Mars with it being programed to go their first. They have no idea how they are going to survive and get back to Earth.Before they left earth Harlow picked up General Gunn and took him to sick bay. They were so impressed by the ship and that they destroyed the other ships but they were only 3 High School kids, movie star that was spoiled and his bodyguard. All of a sudden General Gunn puts in appearance and takes over and starts treating them like dirt and ran them ragged everyday they got stronger and learned more and he pushed them more and more. Made them sleep in the same room, eat the same thing, if one got punished they all did. They hate General Gunn. They keep trying at night to find the bridge but no matter what they do they cant find it again. On Mars if they did not have their special suits they could not live on the planet. Why they were being trained to be soldiers thier families back on Earth were being hasselled by the goverment. IRS audits, houses seized lost jobs because the goverment wanted the ship so the President could stay in office forever and controll the whole planet. The Goverment told their families that they stole something from them and killed a lot of soldiers.They did not know what happened to them and where they okay till one day they figured out how to get on the web and email them from Mars. Than they had to protect their families from far away.The book is long and defintly one you will want to read to find out what happens next.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed seeing how they became the team that they are now. They made it off Earth and landed on Mars with it being programed to go their first. They have no idea how they are going to survive and get back to Earth. Before they left earth Harlow picked up General Gunn and took him to sick bay. They were so impressed by the ship and that they destroyed the other ships but they were only 3 High School kids, movie star that was spoiled and his bodyguard. All of a sudden General Gunn puts in appearance and takes over and starts treating them like dirt and ran them ragged everyday they got stronger and learned more and he pushed them more and more. Made them sleep in the same room, eat the same thing, if one got punished they all did. They hate General Gunn. They keep trying at night to find the bridge but no matter what they do they cant find it again. On Mars if they did not have their special suits they could not live on the planet. Why they were being trained to be soldiers thier families back on Earth were being hasselled by the goverment. IRS audits, houses seized lost jobs because the goverment wanted the ship so the President could stay in office forever and controll the whole planet. The Goverment told their families that they stole something from them and killed a lot of soldiers. They did not know what happened to them and where they okay till one day they figured out how to get on the web and email them from Mars. Than they had to protect their families from far away. The book is long and defintly one you will want to read to find out what happens next.