MiNRS by Kevin SylvesterMiNRS by Kevin Sylvester


byKevin Sylvester

Paperback | October 11, 2016

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A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel, which School Library Journal called “a solid survival story.”

In space. Underground. And out of time.

Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining’s Great Mission to save the earth. Dozens of families like Christopher’s have relocated, too, like his best friend Elena Rosales.

A communications blackout with Earth hits, and all of Perses is on its own for three months. It’s okay, though, because the colonists have prepared, stockpiling food and resources to survive. But they never prepared for an attack.

Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore. Now in a race against time, Christopher, along with a small group of survivors, are forced into the maze of mining tunnels. The kids run. They hide. But can they survive?
Title:MiNRSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.9 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1481440403

ISBN - 13:9781481440400


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, impressive I want to know what happened at last! This book is so good!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute MUST read! My daughter is completely in love with these books. She says that they are the best books that she has ever read; even better than the Harry Potter books or Lemony Snicket. (and she loves those books, so that is high praise) We should definitely support this talented Canadian Author. I strongly recommend this series to adults and youth alike.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly recommended THIS BOOK, okay? This is gritty, grimy, dark sci-fi set in a mining colony on an asteroid. The plot is fast-moving and packed with action. But what truly makes this book shine is the darker aspects. It can be hard to find a good piece of middle grade sci-fi that isn't... overly happy and cheery, shall we say. This is about kids but it's also about huge issues -- exploitation, corruption, child labour. Big issues packaged as an exciting story.
Date published: 2017-01-20

Editorial Reviews

“A space adventure like no other, this book takes the reader to a new world. Sci-fi readers will love the non-stop action, futuristic setting, space travel, technology, and the possibility of life on another planet.”