Monday, 16 January 2012

The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman review

The Obsidian BladeThe Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Obsidian Blade (Klaatu Diskos #1) by Pete Hautman
Tucker is a normal everyday day lad till his father disappeared off the roof of their family home. Hours later his dad turns up with a strange girl in toe but something weird has happened. Tuckers dad is now older and no longer has any faith in god. Over the next few weeks Tuckers dad grows distanced while his mother seems to be slowly losing her mind and can no longer tell the difference from fact and fiction. Life for tucker becomes lonely and he finds himself doing silly things but when he returns home and finds his family missing with only a short note leaving Tucker with an uncle he does not know. Then Tucker’s life changes when his sucked through a disko that takes him back in time and opens his eyes to what truly happened to his family.

Ok doing a review for this book was always going to be hard there was just so much going on and the book was so different and interesting. Well the first half of the book was really getting to know the characters and seeing how these strange disko turned the feye family upside down. I really loved getting to know everyone and I felt so sad for Tucker at times. While there was a lot of family drama and untold secrets from Tuckers dad and I was excited to see that the book built up to something imaginative and scary. Once his family vanish the book takes on a darker more dramatic side.

The last half of the book was full of strange places and different beings and poor Tucker trying to understand what was going on. I love seeing him grow as a character and there was such an amazing story line which is so hard to explain without giving away too much of the books. I was intrigued by all the stuff in this book but it was how well the author mixed Science fiction, history and religion together and made such a brilliant start to a series.
So many sides to this book something for everyone to love. Five stars

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