Gamora and Nebula

Gamora and Nebula : Sisters in Arms

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The second book in the hit series from New York Times best-selling author Mackenzi Lee!

This three-book series explores the untapped potential and duality of heroism of popular characters in the Marvel Universe. The first book in these series, Loki: Where Mischief Lies, was an instant New York Times best seller and received two starred reviews.

Gamora arrives on Torndune--a once-lush planet that has been strip-mined for the power source beneath its surface--with a mission: collect the heart of the planet.

She doesn't know who sent her, why they want it, or even what the heart of a planet looks like. But as the right hand and daughter of Thanos, and one of the galaxy's most legendary warriors, her job is not to ask questions. Her job is to do what she's told, no matter the cost.

What she doesn't know is that her sister Nebula is in hot pursuit. Nebula has followed Gamora to Torndune in hopes of claiming the planet's heart first and shaming her sister as vengeance for the part she played in Nebula losing her arm. While Gamora falls in with a group of miners attempting to overthrow the tyrannical mining corporation that controls their lives, Nebula allies herself with the Universal Church of Truth, whose missionaries wait on every street corner to recruit more followers and tithes for the Matriarch. Both sisters hope their alliance will give them access to one of the massive diggers capable of drilling to the center of the planet.

But the closer they get to the heart of the planet--and to each other--the closer they get to uncovering the truth of what brought them there and the role they may unknowingly be playing in a twisted competition with galactic consequences. A competition they can never win . . . unless they learn to trust each other.

And trust is the biggest lie in the galaxy.

Complete your Marvel YA collection with these best-selling fan-favorite novels: Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi LeeMiles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason ReynoldsUnstoppable Wasp by Sam MaggsBlack Widow: Red Vengeance by Margaret StohlBlack Widow: Forever Red by Margaret StohlCaptain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster by Liza Palmer
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 150 x 213 x 36mm | 590g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1368022251
  • 9781368022255
  • 23,013

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Gr 7 Up-When Gamora accepts a mission from an anonymous employer to retrieve the heart of Torndune, she has no idea the trouble that will follow. Nebula, who is equally manipulated, follows to confront Gamora. Through their journey, the two are reminded that they are stronger as sisters, until their progress is undone and a redemptive story becomes one of betrayal. Set before the events of Guardians of the Galaxy, the sisters have not yet become a brutal mercenary and a revenge-driven mess. At this time, they are just the abused, forged weapons of their father, the tyrannical titan Thanos. Nebula desperately desires kindness, and Gamora wants freedom. Their relationship is fractious but still viable. With so much lore, Marvel's galaxy already teems with life. What Lee adds is Torndune. The vivid sights, smells, and beliefs from the miner's hell starkly contrast with those of the pristine cult-corporation on Temple Ship. This is as much a story about the inequalities driven by the energy economy as it is about the sisters. VERDICT While no knowledge of Guardians of the Galaxy is required, this is a backstory for fans that deftly explains the relationship between Gamora and Nebula.----School Library Journal
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About Mackenzi Lee

Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times best-selling author of the historical fantasy novels Loki: Where Mischief Lies; The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, which won a 2018 Stonewall Honor Award and the New England Book Award; and its sequel, The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Bygone Badass Broads, a collection of short biographies of forgotten women from history. In 2020, she was named one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 for her work in bringing minority narratives to historical fiction. When not writing, she works as an independent bookseller, drinks too much Diet Coke, and naps with her Saint Bernard, Queenie.
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284 ratings
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4 45% (129)
3 23% (66)
2 4% (10)
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