cometscurseIn the first of 6 projected books, The Comet’s Curse, opens with a quirky narrator telling the story of a “message in a bottle.”  The tail of the comet Bhaktul flew through the Earth’s atmosphere, leaving deadly particles in its wake. Suddenly, mankind is confronted with a virus that devastates the adult population. Only those under the age of eighteen seem to be immune. Desperate to save humanity, 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—none over the age of sixteen—is launched.  But soon after departing Earth, they discover that a saboteur is hiding on the Galahad! Faced with escalating acts of vandalism and terrorized by threatening messages, sixteen-year-old Triana Martell and her council soon realize that the stowaway will do anything to ensure that the Galahad never reaches its destination.

Dom Testa grabs readers’ attention with the first page and never lets go. The narrative jumps back and forth chronologically and between different key characters, keeping tension high as some plot to abort the mission and doom humanity once and for all. This book is both a mystery and an adventure, combining a cast of characters with humor, pathos, growing pains and just a hint of romance.  The number of crew members, coupled with the 5 year mission through space to reach their new home, leaves many possible story lines for what looks to be an exciting and interesting series.

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