Having stolen the pickup, Ole Bessy, from the Resistance, Jack, Samantha, and Will find themselves on the run once again. Pursued by those who had once kept them as captives, they are forced to flee into the unknown.
Now that Tammy’s secret has been exposed, she reveals to her friends a prophecy of her people, further complicating the web of fate the siblings find themselves in.
Finding both new allies and new foes, revealed secrets will lead them all to ‘The City of Angels’ to face the ultimate threat by the invaders themselves.
Once again we find our heroes on the run. This time they are running from the human resistance instead of to it. Since finding the Resistance - including their new friend Tammy - to be a ruled by tyrannical madman bent on destruction our heroes decided they have little choice. The resistance, however, has other idea's and is in pursuit. This action sequence is thrilling. Their escape brings more danger than any of them expected.
SPOILER ALERT !
By now, Tammy has been revealed as an alien but that does not seem to bother our hero siblings. After all, Tammy has saved their lives more than once and has shown herself to be a true friend no matter what her origins. This acceptance has important aspects for the rest of the story as they will find themselves needing friendships from all beings to continue their journey.
Having made their escape Jack, Samantha, and Will begin to discover that they truly are special. Taking refuge with a group of Tammy's 'people' in hiding they will find out more about themselves than they ever thought possible.
In the interest of not spoiling too much of the story I hesitate to reveal much more of the plot. Suffice to say that our siblings discover latent powers that bring a new dimension of excitement to their journey.
Once again, I am thrilled with the "Children of the After" series. It has all the elements of a great sci-fi action novel, but is put together in a way that can engage anyone. Of all the books the Rouser has reviewed so far, this series continues to be one with the highest marks for Reluctant Readers. None of the vocabulary is difficult to read and the characters are very likable. This third installment brought some great concepts into the story. The action sequences are thrilling and the drama is both believable and limited. Author Jeremy Laszlo has created a great YA story that will keep you turning those pages. I am very excited to get to the next (and final) book in this series. I am sure it will be as great as the others.