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The Quest for Truth series follows the four Wikk kids in their desperate race to find the mysterious planet Ursprung and stop the Ubel renegades from misusing its long-lost secrets. Ancient cities, treacherous villains, high-tech gadgets, the Phoenix--encounter all these and more on this futuristic, interplanetary adventure.
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: P & R Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.38 (inches)
Series: Quest for Truth
Seventeen-year-old Oliver Wikk is on break from the Federation Academy when he witnesses his parents' kidnapping by a secret organization. The Wikks are archaeologists, and their latest discovery may reveal clues to the location of mankind's origins, a mysterious place called Ursprung. To protect his siblings, Oliver must fly the Phoenix off-planet and figure out how to locate his parents.
From here, the adventure takes off in epic style. Oliver, his sister Tiffany, and twins Austin and Mason, travel to the planet Jahr des Eises to look for Mr. OFarrell, their parents' sponsor. While Oliver and Tiffany search, Austin and Mason get into trouble on the Phoenix with a curious blue boy. The four must choose whom to trust while they remain courageous without their parents. Oliver questions his parents' recent secrecy with him, and Austin and Mason must learn to work together, as is written in Proverbs 17:17. Though God seems to be forgotten in this futuristic world, the Wikks are beginning to realize that someone is out there, watching over them.
Taken lures readers in with its intrigue, action, and sci-fi wackiness, but because it is the first book in the series, it has little time to develop the major plot points it introduces. The teen characters are believable in their uncertainties and their abilities. I would recommend it for readers ages twelve to twenty who love science fiction and a good story. Alexandra Mellen, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Seventeen year old Oliver Wikk returns home from the Academy and finds his life turned upside down. His parents are keeping a secret a secret that the dark soldiers of Ubel are willing to kill for. In his debut novel Taken, B.D. Eastman has touched off the fuse of a swift and explosive adventure. Readers will follow Oliver, his sister Tiffany, and his younger twin brothers Mason and Austin into mysterious ruins, eerie catacombs, and a creepy castle that defies imagination. One part Swiss Family Robinson, one part Indiana Jones, Taken is a riveting tale of just how far mankind is willing to go for the ultimate prize.
My buddy Brock Eastman has a winner here! Take fascinating characters, put them on a fantastical adventure, and tell the story at a must-read-the-next-page pace, and youve got Taken the first volume of his forthcoming five-book series entitled The Quest for Truth. Oh, and parents, dont forget his solid emphasis on Christian principles the whole time too. Tell you what get this book for your kids, and theyll enjoy it so much that Ill bet youll end up reading it too! Way to go Brock!
"Sit back and let Brock take you on an exciting journey to the far reaches of the galaxy that explores the meaning of family and friends"
I have four kids who crave exciting books. By exciting I don't only mean non-stop-page-turning action and adventure, but also amazing locations, imaginative inventions, and wild creatures. The Quest for Truth has it all. This series will keep your kids attention and introduce them to the truth and hope we all seek. A must for any family's bookshelf.
J Mrosek5 Stars Out Of 5A Thrilling Story, well written, great conceptMay 5, 2017J MrosekQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I highly recommend this book. My second grader loves reading it, and that speaks volumes.
K Willetts5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Story Filled With Adventure, Intrigue, and FamilyMarch 8, 2015K WillettsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In the very first chapter of Taken, Mr. Eastman skillfully introduces his readers to the Wikk siblings and launches them into their perilous and intriguing quest. In this first book of The Quest For Truth series, I quickly became fast friends with Oliver, Tiffany, Mason, Austin, and their allies. The book flies from adventure to adventure, but Mr. Eastman also nicely balances the action with unraveling the mystery of who captured the Wikk parents and why. Read this book carefully, for (hint, hint!) many of the details in this book will be important later on! Set far in the future, the world is now a federation of planets spanning many galaxies. Seventeen year old Oliver flies his familys spaceship, the Phoenix, to transport himself and his siblings to the next clues for their quest. The siblings are also frequently helped by imaginative technology, tools, and devices (this is where the glossary in the back of the book comes in handy for readers). Though action-packed, Taken is very clean. The Wikk kids have their squabbles as most siblings will, and they make mistakes, but they also begin to mature and learn to work as a team. Overall, Taken is an exciting beginning to four ordinary kids extraordinary Quest.
JoshMan5 Stars Out Of 5Hail #TQ4T!January 3, 2015JoshManQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This (along with the other books in the series) is a very moral, yet action-packed book. This is a must-read for teens having an appetite for teen sci-fi. Taken (along with the other books) are framed on a Christian worldview, and I'm glad God used Brock Eastman to write this series, The Quest for Truth. Watch the stores for book 4, "Tangle", coming out here in March 2015.
bens mom5 Stars Out Of 5greatNovember 5, 2014bens momMy 12 year old son loves this series, he is rereading them again now.
NfamilyAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic!November 7, 2013NfamilyAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Loved them. Can't wait for the next books in the series!