Book Review: Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company by Homer Hickam

It was our 9 year old son who chose the book “Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company” by Homer Hickam from amongst the library of Thomas Nelson choices. He finished it a week since we had it downloaded. I’ll take note to have the review done sooner so the story will still be fresh in his mind. Jed finished the book more than a month ago and now I’ll have him take it from here:

Book Description

The Earth is devastated and the worst elements of humanity are determined to take over the moon. It’s up to the settlers of the harsh, gray moon to fight back.

Kidnapped by an evil group intent on the destruction of the world and capture of the moon, Maria Medaris, co-leader of the moon’s richest and most powerful family, initially fights for her life, but is soon dazzled by the promises and enticements of her captors.

Crater Trueblood, once rejected by Maria but still in love with her, and Crescent, a female bioengineered warrior fiercely loyal to Crater, use their cunning and deadly skills to come to her aid.

But will Maria be on their side when they get to her? And what of the Earth itself which is in the crosshairs of a destruction not seen since the massive extinction of the dinosaurs?

The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance.

The book is about a futuristic adventure, which is actually the sequel of two earlier books, Crater and Crescent. The main characters are:

1. Crater Trueblood, of course, I wouldn’t exclude him because the book is named after him.
2. Crescent Claudine Bessette, a crowhopper.
3. Petro Mountbatten-Jones, half-brother of Crater.
4. Maria Medaris, the second highest rank in the Medaris Enterprises and a family member of one of the richest families on the Moon.

What I liked most about the book are the fusers, the tugs, the jump cars, and the warpods. Those high-techie futuristic spacecrafts, especially the fusers, can go up to quarter-light speed. The tugs are kind of small rockets that the fusers require for lift off. Warpods, on the other hand, are like fusers except they need no tugs for lift off and they’re more built for battle than fusers which only have communication satellites, a space cab and a robotic arm that allows them to move cargo into the fuser because it’s more like a cargo ship except that it is only used in space. The warpod and the fuser are the only ones that can reach L5, a used-to-be-empty space which was in that time, filled with asteroids which are launched by tugs. There is a space station there, probably in the middle of L5, where in the story, Maria was kidnapped and brought to.

The story of Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company took my interest particularly because of all the space sci-fi techie stuff that I love reading about. It was an easy read that I got done with it in just a few days. If I weren’t doing my homeschool pacework then I would have finished it sooner.

It would be nice if Thomas Nelson will release the first two books of this sequel for review, so I can read about what happened before Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company.

Disclaimer: This book was given to my mom by Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company by Homer Hickam

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