The Obsidian Blade

By Pete Hautman

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ISBN
978-0-7636-5403-0 978-0-7636-5972-1
Publisher
Candlewick


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Time and space are refracted again and again through mysterious portals in Hautman's intricately layered universe. Created as an entertainment in a far distant future by a "discorporeal Klaatu artist," diskos are windows to "interesting times" in human history. Because the Klaatu are fascinated by "the horrific, the irreversible," many diskos lead to sites of great destruction—an erupting volcano, Auschwitz, the Twin Towers. When discovered, either intentionally or accidentally, the di...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Time and space are refracted again and again through mysterious portals in Hautman's intricately layered universe. When Tucker's paren...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

A smart, fast-paced science fiction adventure that uses time travel to explore ideas about religion, technology, and family. Tucker’s father’s vanishing act in the opening scene will immediately draw in readers. Where did he go? Why does he appear one hour later, walking up the road, looking ragged, holding the hand of a strange young girl? And what did he see during that hour that makes him, a reverend, announce “there is no God”? When both Tucker’s mother and father disappear, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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