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Jeff and his little brother, David, were normal kids; they loved video games, fighter planes, and learning to hunt with their dad. Little did they know their lives were about to change. The boys and their father find themselves stranded in the desert when a military jet comes careening out of the sky and crashes directly into their car. Barely escaping the incident with their lives, and out of contact with the rest of the world, the trio must make the perilous journey back to civilization. But downed aircrafts, stalled-out cars, and mysterious glowing, blue orbs litter the desert landscape. Slowly they come to realize that the world is under attack, and the civilization they once knew may no longer exist. Now the boys and their father are in a fight to survive across a barren landscape--a fight not all will win.

©2014 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Origins

It's nice to learn the back stories of characters. In this one you learn the full back story of the two young boys who pop up in the main series. I had wondered how they knew what they did about the organics. Read this prequel and it'll bring you clarity as well.

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Even more confused

This prequel clearly belongs in front of Red Sands which I've already read. But at least now I know how the two boys ended up alone and what started this mess... I think. Really getting frustrated. I hope this 3RD prequel will clear some things up. I'm starting to wonder if I should continue reading this series.

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More Orbs Please

This was an excellent addition to the Orbs series. I like how we learn more about how the kids survived as I was wondering about that when reading book 1. We also get to see more of the actual invasion. Orbs II better hurry and get here. Waited too long.

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Great read

Great short extra for series. Tough kids. Can't wait to read the rest of series.