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Skyship Academy: Strikeforce by Nick James

Skyship Academy: Strikeforce


As the alien Authority’s invasion begins, mankind stands on the brink of annihilation. Cassius Stevenson and his brother Jesse Fisher—descendants of the planet Haven’s resistance forces—must forge alliances with the embittered factions on Earth to defend against the brutal attack.

But the Authority has only begun to fight. When their terrible new weapon sends Earth’s fragile coalition into turmoil, humanity’s last chance at survival lies in the hands of the two brothers, whose fates are linked more closely than they ever imagined.

Strikeforce, the third and final installment to a series that I have enjoyed reading over the last few years. Part of me was sad at the idea of it all ending, but the rest of me was just excited to find out what was going to happen with Cassius and Jesse. I wasn't disappointed. This book not only did a good job of showing how everything in the first two books was leading to this last one but Nick James also managed to show even more growth with it's main characters. A good book makes it so that the protagonist is different at the end from the way they were at the beginning. Both Cassius and Jesse learn a lot about themselves and each other in Strikeforce and it's all written wonderfully.

One of the reasons I love these books is the characters. There is something about them that is so identifiable despite the fact that they aren't even from this planet. I love to watch them grow and struggle. There are some new characters that I was excited to meet as well but in the interest of not spoiling'll have to see for yourself who shows up.

The story, just like the first two, moved at a great pace. I love how Nick's stories don't roll along slowly, they start fast and they stay fast. I never found myself bored and it was always hard to put the book down. The battles and the bad guys were exciting and intriguing as well. I loved it. I think that he brought his series to a close wonderfully. I'm sad that it's over, but I suppose I can always just re-read it.

I recommend this book for pretty much anyone who loves science fiction and adventure but it's especially good for young boys who want an adventure and want a book that moves fast. This is a great series overall and I'm glad that I've had the opportunity to read and review it over the last couple of years. If you haven't had the chance yet, go pick it up from the library or book store and start. You won't regret it.