Imagine a school in the year 2074 where students don't read history, but watch it happen around them; where running in gym class isn't around a track, but up a virtual mountain; and where learning about animals means becoming one through an avatar. Welcome to Cragbridge Hall, the most advanced and prestigious school in the world. Twins Abby and Derick Cragbridge are excited as new students to use their famed grandfather's inventions that make Cragbridge Hall so incredible. But when their grandfather and parents go missing, the twins must follow a mysterious trail of clues left by their grandfather. They must find out where their family is, learn who they can trust, and discover what secrets are hidden within Cragbridge Hall. Abby and Derick soon realize they are caught in a race with a fierce adversary to discover their grandfather's greatest secret - a dangerous discovery that could alter both history and reality.
©2013 Chad Morris (P)2013 Shadow Mountain
"A fantastical futuristic read that should engage kids and families." (Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times best-selling author)
The year is 2074 and technological advancements have led to the creation of the most advanced secondary school in the world. Imagine viewing history in real-time with revolving viewpoints, where you control every aspect and are able to watch the most important events unfold in front of you. Imagine a virtual system that allows you to become an avatar and experience the world as an animal. All things are possible at Cragbridge Hall…
Enter the grandchildren of the school’s founder and inventor of these wondrous technologies and this sets an adolescent struggle to prove you belong. But it doesn’t take long before this desire to measure up against one’s peers turns into an adventure in which failure is not an option and failure to measure up could have catastrophic results.
Very entertaining it’s ability to weave history into the adventure and overall a great fun listen for all those young at heart!!! Highly recommend!
In the top 10. I think this would make a good movie.
It grabbed my interest and I couldn't stop listening. Can't wait to get book 2.
It does not have the extensive content of Game of Thrones or Harry Potter, but it is a good easy listening, light read.
The creativity of the characters and the plot and the ties to history.
When Abby and her parents were almost lost.
Light, historical & entertaining
When a character is mauled by a bear in what proves to be a very realistic simulator.
The characters experience with 'driving' the avatar, while climbing into the watchtower.
Almost managed it, an afternoon and the following morning while in the workshop. I actually used this book as a successful sorbet to remove the experience of a less well written and performed novel.
I'll definitely be following the characters in the sequel.
Well worth the Daily Deal price for admission. I liked it so much that I'm purchasing Book 2 and looking forward to it.
More adult content
The characters came alive in a fun way.
A bit juvenile for those of us over 30, some funny parts that made me laugh, but overall a young person’s book.
This was a great novel meant for young adults or younger. Not as rich or intense as Harry Potter but an enjoyable read. I am an adult and would defiantly listen to others in the series.
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