By PJ Haarsma
The Softwire sequence careens to a end as JT involves phrases with the startling fact approximately his future at the jewelry of Orbis. (Ages 12 and up)
Johnny Turnbull now is familiar with that his sister, Ketheria, is the Scion -- a long-awaited being who will deliver realizing and therapeutic to the universe. yet what approximately him? because the Scion’s protector and mother or father, JT is anticipated to begin education to turn into an area Jumper, a mercenary soldier who can bounce via time and area. And he’s no longer satisfied approximately it, specially as he promised his female friend, Max, he might by no means tackle that risky position, that can take him who-knows-how-far away. Can whatever -- or anyone -- advisor Johnny to his precise calling? And as new difficulty brews on Orbis, may also area Jumper talents be adequate to aid JT guard his sister and his friends?
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Once outside, we descended a broad set of stone steps that led into a city. When I caught sight of the city, I gasped. Hach turned and saw me gawking. “Welcome to the dumping ring,” he said. ” “I do. They call it Murat. I believe it was named after some Nagool. ” I followed my Guarantor into the city. Murat looked like a way station, a shantytown constructed from used materials fastened to anything that was standing. Metal and glass structures like you might find on the other rings were buried under an erratic framework of multilevel trading chambers that sold what looked like the worthless trinkets Switzer and Dalton had scavenged on Orbis 2.
Most of the Citizens on the Rings of Orbis treated knudniks with the same respect they gave the dirt between their toes, if they had toes. I wasn’t going to let Hach’s seemingly open manners go to waste. ” I said. ” There was a pause before Hach answered. History had taught me that this sort of pause was usually followed by a lie. ” I didn’t know what to say. When could Charlie have entrusted us to anyone? The attack had left him unconscious and he’d never come out of it. During our first rotation back on Orbis 1, Madame Lee had murdered Max’s first Guarantor, Boohral, and since he had not willed his knudniks to anyone in time, the Keepers redistributed Max and the others (much to the anger of Boohral’s brood).
Every deity needs her disciples,” Hach replied. ” “I would not count on that. ” With that, Hach turned and headed out of the room. ” I cried. “I take it you’ve met him,” Max commented. “Although I am your Guarantor, the Trading Council’s needs supersede any authority I may have over you. They, along with the Keepers, are an integral part of this arrangement. I know you will not like to hear this, but when I am not around, Queykay is in charge. ” I called after him. “But I don’t understand. ” Hach stopped at the doorway.