“Holy…” She dimply heard Hanto swearing, then he was on his knees beside her, his face centimetres from her own. “What the hell did you do? Goddamn stupid zero.”
But Rosie couldn’t reply. Her jaw was locked tight by the effect of the blast. He ripped off the shoulder of her shirt and sprayed something cool on her skin. She began to shake as the pulse worked its way down the back of her shoulderblade, and bit her tongue, tasting blood.
Seemingly against everything she’s been fighting for, Rosie Black has joined Helios. But she is far from a loyal disciple – she is there to find out what is going on, and to protect her friend Pip. As she tries to work out who she can trust – and who wants to control Helios, and the world she faces danger after danger. Is she going to stay alive long enough to save those she loves?
Dark Star is the third and final instalment in the Rosie Black Chronicles. Set five hundred years in the future in a world vastly changed by global warming and problems of overpopulation and water shortage, this is an action packed finale. Rosie’s life hangs in the balance more than once, and there are fights, chases, escapes and battles. In amongst the action is character development, and a satisfying conclusion the series.
Best suited for those who have read the first two instalments in the series.
Dark Star (Rosie Black Chronicles), by Lara Morgan
Walker Books, 2012
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