Thursday, June 30, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: Code Lightfall and The Robot King
Release Date: June 2011
When Code Lightfall tumbles down a hole in pursuit of a mysterious robotic insect, he lands in a world that defies imagination. Everything in Mekhos is made from metal and circuitry, including the inhabitants. To find his way home Code must cross Mekhos's bizarre and dangerous landscape to reach the legendary Robonomicon - a guide to all robot wisdom. But the robots of Mekhos are also in peril, and Code must rescue them before he can save himself. With its dazzling array of robots and futuristic gadgets, this rollicking story will hold special appeal for budding techno-lovers everywhere.
The book is about a boy called Code whose grandfather goes missing. When Code and his school visit Mek Mounds he finds a little robot bird that leads him to a secret passage. Code follows the bird, called Peep, ending up in a robot land called Mekhos. It is here that Code finds his grandfather, who just happens to be an evil robot king! He is going to disassemble all the robots and it becomes Code’s job to stop this.
What unfurls within this title is a book of discovery, a story of adventure and a weird metallic symbiotic world of machinations where nature has taken a turn for the weird. It was cleverly written, the lead character is a ton of fun and I suppose that the best way to describe this is Alice in Wonderland/Never Ending Story with Robots. Add to this a whole host of vivid cast members, some loss as well as triumph and back it all up with an epic battle and you know its going to hit the spot.
This book is a great read for the YA male audience.