The Comet's Curse

The Comet's Curse

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When the tail of the comet Bhaktul flicks through the Earth's atmosphere, deadly particles are left in its wake, and mankind is confronted with a virus that devastates the adult population. Desperate to save the human race, a renowned scientist proposes a bold plan: to create a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system. Two years later, the Galahad and its crew are launched. Their training has prepared the young crew for the challenges of space travel, but soon after departing Earth, the crew discovers that a saboteur is hiding on the Galahad. Sixteen year old Triana Martell and her council must find a way to neutralize their enemy...for if their mission fails, it will be the end of the human race.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765360772
  • 9780765360779
  • 794,664

About Dom Testa

DOM TESTA, of Denver, Colorado, has been a radio show host since 1977, and currently is a co-host of the popular "Dom and Jane Show" on Mix 100 in Denver. A strong advocate of literacy programs for children, he regularly visits Colorado schools. Dom began the Big Brain Club to encourage students to overcome the peer pressure that often prevents them from achieving their true potential. He is the author of the Galahad series of young adult novels, beginning with The Comet's Curse.
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"This is a must purchase for teen collections everywhere - and be prepared to handle demands for the rest of the series. Teen readers will be asking for book two as soon as they get to the last page of THE COMET'S CURSE." Booklist Blog "Both a mystery and an adventure, combining a solid cast of characters with humour, pathos, growing pains and just a hint of romance, this opener bodes well for the remainder of the series." Kirkus Reviews"
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895 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (285)
3 29% (260)
2 9% (83)
1 3% (24)

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THE COMET'S CURSE is about survival and 251 teens sent to save mankind. When the Bhaktul comet passes through the Earth's atmosphere, many think it is just another beautiful light show. Never would anyone have guessed the devastating outcome this comet would cause. The tail of the comet leaves deadly particles behind it in the atmosphere, creating a killer virus that affects the adult population of the world. Anyone 18 and older is to get sick and eventually die, and the virus is spreading across the world in all countries at a dangerous rate. The scary reality has many wondering where this will leave humanity. Then comes a scientist determined to not give up and to save the human race, who proposes a bold, unstable plan that sounds absolutely unethical and ridiculous to many: to create a ship that will carry a team of 251 teenagers to a new planet in a distant solar system. Everyone is shocked and surprised by this plan. Many don't want to go along with the idea, but it is their only hope. After preparing both the ship and the team of teenage space explorers for the long adventure ahead, the ship, Galahad, finally departs Earth. But soon after this 5-year long trip begins, the crew encounters problems, including the possible hiding of an adult on the ship. An adult who is willing to do anything to ensure that Galahad and everyone aboard never reaches their destination. Now the council in charge on the ship and every teen aboard Galahad must find a way to defeat their enemy. If they fail the mission, it will mean the end of the human race..... This is the perfect read for all bookworms, especially those who love science fiction, thrillers, or suspense. A great start to a new series!show more
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