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Jun 12 2017

Space Jackers: The Pirate King by Huw Powell

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. ISBN 9781408847664
(Age: 10+) Highly recommended. Space Jackers: The Pirate King finds Kid Cutler as the only survivor of a bombing that has killed many leaders who came together to discuss their futures. Kid Cutler (also known as Jake) vows to go against the Interstellar Government. Kid Cutler is a teenage pirate and with his friends, some borrowed space ships and the desire to do the right thing, Kid Cutler heads for the seventh solar system. Along the way, Kid Cutler has the chance to free his captured crew, finds out his friend could actually be his long lost dad and gets the chance to capture Admiral Vantard. Will Kid Cutler get to the seventh solar system? Can he defeat the Interstellar Government? Will the other worlds join him in the battle?
Space Jackers: The Pirate King is part of a series and it is recommended to read them in order. This novel refers to many characters and events in the previous instalments. Readers will need to understand the connections. Space Jackers: The Pirate King is a detailed adventure, using space themed vocabulary to set the themes. Many of Kid Cutler's friends are from different worlds to him, giving an interesting element to the story. This book is easy to read and moves quickly.
Kylie Kempster

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