Lisa Packard


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, S, S.E. Wendel, Space Travel, Friendship, Aliens, Brothers, New Experiences

Document Type

Book Review


Rhys is having a hard time adjusting to his twin brother suddenly being older than him. He doesn't understand why he can't go out and explore and meet the natives of Terra Nova. One day when he runs away to explore, he finds a native named Zaynab. Instead of running in fear and fighting, they become friends and start to learn each other’s language. Hugh is really worried about his brother, but he doesn't want to make it any worse than it already is. Zeneba, the mara of the Charneki, wants to meet with the humans and see if they can come to a peaceful understanding. The General of the humans doesn't like the Charneki and decides to go to war to drive them out of their city. Rhys hears of it and runs to warn Zaynab. Yaro, the captain of the guard of the mara, follows Zaynab and thinks Rhys is trying to kill him. Hugh comes to save Rhys, thinking he's in trouble, and shoots and kills Zaynab in the process. Zeneba no longer wishes to talk to the humans, but kill them all in revenge of her brother.