Back cover copy:
Zachary Night feels ready. Like his family before him, he's finally proving himself at Indigo 8, a top secret training center where future Starbounders learn the skills they need to protect the galaxy. He's already met a friendly off-planet exchange student and a girl with guts to spare, and he is gearing up for his long-awaited first trip into space.
But being a Starbounder is no walk on the moon.
No sooner has Zachary mastered the warp glove basics than a mission-gone-wrong puts him and his new friends right in the line of fire. Stranded on a distant planet with a host of alien fugitives, Zachary realizes that space is much more dangerous than he ever imagined. And when a plot to destroy Indigo 8 comes to light, Zachary knows he'll have to get back to Earth on his own and fast—before there's no Earth left to go back to.
Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, authors of The Familiars books, bring their mix of laugh-out-loud humor and thrilling adventure to the sci-fi world of Starbounders.
Zachary Night can’t wait to start his top-secret Starbounders training at Indigo 8. But he’s barely started learning the skills he’ll need to protect the galaxy when a space mission goes wrong. Zachary and his friends are accidentally sent to the front lines of an intergalactic skirmish, and they quickly discover a plot to destroy Indigo 8. Piloting a space ship under attack, they must get back to earth before the training center—and the planet—is annihilated.
Middle-grade readers who love the funny science fiction of Star Wars and the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast series will love Starbounders.
“A satisfying choice.”