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5 stars for Chase Across Time: Search for the Ice Castle of Fire by @ZAltugDPT #scifi #mglit #books

Title: Chase Across Time: Search for the Ice Castle of Fire

Author: Z. Altug

Genre: Science Fiction Adventure, Middle-Grade Sci-Fi Adventure

Book Blurb:

Join the chase! Buckle up for a thrilling sci-fi adventure through time in this middle-grade multicultural story. Perfect for the fans of Eragon, Percy Jackson, and the Harry Potter series. Danny is a 10-year-old boy with no special powers. He travels on an airship between Earth and a distant civilization and is frustrated with being dismissed as an outcast in both worlds. While on an exploratory mission, a wicked emperor attacks the airship and kidnaps Danny's parents. Danny must join forces with his friends across seven continents in a desperate chase across space and time to save his family. They try to fend off the angry robots, ghastly warriors, and bent-nose mobsters as they unravel clues to find the portal to the sorcerer's ice castle of fire.

My Review:

Can an ordinary boy team up with his space friends to save his family? Danny is not your average ten-year-old boy. Sure, he doesn't have any powers, but he does get to travel through space with his parents. He feels stuck between two worlds, though, and doesn't feel like he fits in either place. Things take a wicked turn when the airship is attacked by an evil emperor. Worse for Danny is his parents are kidnapped. What can Danny do? It's time for Danny to rescue his parents but he needs help. So he contacts his friends across Earth and they hunt for the emperor's lair. As they travel through space and time, they battle robots, mobsters, and eerie warriors. But Danny won't rest until he saves his parents. Are you ready for the journey to begin?

Chase Across Time is a sci-fi adventure you won't want to miss out on reading. While this is geared toward middle-grade readers, teens and adults will love it too. I connected with Danny right away. He's a likable hero to who many readers will relate to. His character goes through a lot but overcomes it all. There are quite a few positive messages for readers to think about after reading. The plot moves at an excellent pace with plenty of characters to interact with, twists and turns you won't anticipate, plus descriptive narration to make the action scenes come alive while reading. As a sci-fi reader, I truly reveled in the space setting. It's got a very Star Trek: TNG vibe to it. I also loved the diversity woven throughout the story. This is the debut novel of this author, and you'd never know it by reading Chase Across Time. There's sophistication to the writing, plot progression, and characterizations. A brilliant sci-fi adventure for ages eight and up, Chase Across Time will keep you on the edge of your seat. I look forward to reading more from this author. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Z. Altug, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, is a board-certified doctor of physical therapy. He has over 30 years of clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy. He specializes in wellness and lifestyle medicine.

He is the co-author of Chase Across Time (July 2022), a middle-grade sci-fi adventure.

He is the author of Pain Relief: A Self-Care Guide (July 2022), a practical eBook for anyone experiencing chronic or long-standing pain.

Residence: Los Angeles, CA.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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