Avalon

Avalon

eBook - 2014
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"Seventeen-year-old Jeth Seagrave, the leader of a ragtag team of teenage mercenaries, skirts the line between honor and the law in an attempt to win freedom for his sister and himself in the form of their parents' old spaceship, Avalon."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062235619
0062235613
0062235591
9780062235596
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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Jeth Seagrave only wants one thing: his parents’ spaceship, Avalon. Together with his sister and a band of teenage mercenaries, he’ll do whatever it takes to get it.


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akzfineart
Feb 12, 2017

I love sci-fi, particularly the space opera genre where there’s advanced technological devices and space travel is a very real thing. In Avalon, Jeth Seagrave and his group of teenage mercenaries make their living stealing metatech – devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light. Jeth is constantly dreaming about that day when he can buy back his parents spaceship, Avalon from his boss and get himself and his sister, Lizzie, out of this crime-riddled world. Arnett gives us an interesting band of characters and I loved the references to the Arthurian legend of Avalon. This was an excellent addition to the YA space genre and great if you’re a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The League series, but want something in the Young Adult category. The first chapter was a bit slow but it picks up fairly quickly! The world-building is quite fascinating and I can't wait to read the sequel.

The_Light_Particle Jul 27, 2015

Where is the dang sequel?

skcool0405 May 26, 2015

this book is garbage

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TGPretender
Aug 23, 2014

This book is great. The characters are interesting, the story doesn't lag, and the writing feels very true to the main character, given he is the narrator. I am really hoping there will be a second book and I'll be sure to grab it the moment it's out. Avalon gives the space pirate goodness and government conspiracies I love.

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ssdeonarain
Aug 10, 2014

Avalon is the first book in this series by Mindee Arnett along with a prequel called Proxy. In this book Jeth Seagrave along with his team of teenage con artists work for the crime lord, Hammer Dafoe to achieve impossible heists. Throughout Jeth’s life, since he was seven, he has been searching for a way to earn freedom for him and his sister along with Avalon; his deceased parent’s spaceship that now belongs to Hammer. After ten years Jeth gets the perfect opportunity to try and make a deal with Hammer; to go into the Belgrave which is supposedly the most haunted place in the universe, in order to retrieve a missing ship called the Donerail, in exchange for freedom and to have ownership over Avalon. Things soon start to go wrong after they find the ship; holes start appearing in the walls and control panels of the spaceship, things start to disappear and now they start to get the feeling the three survivors they rescued off of the Donerail can’t be trusted. Secrets about the survivors and Jeth’s family are starting to reveal themselves, like how his parents actually died. The biggest secret of all, that has been hidden all these years from Jeth and his sister Lizzie, is now deciding the faith of his family, crew and even the whole universe. This book is four out of five stars for me; also I think that the book was perfectly named. For the reason that Jeth has been trying for ten years to try and own Avalon again because it is the only thing that’s he has ever wanted. Also the book revolves around the ship because it drives the story’s plot forward. Finally I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves books that are filled with action-packed adventures; this book will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat wanting you to read more.

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skcool0405 May 26, 2015

skcool0405 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 1

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skcool0405 May 26, 2015

>tfw this is library
>tfw no /b/
>tfw i leave this where no one will find

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