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Noble is a knight with a heart that's true and, well, noble. With his not-so-trusty sword, Smite, he fights his way through a vicious, unfriendly landscape, sure (or at least, he thinks he's sure) that one day he'll defeat the bad guys (whoever they are) and win the heart (at least he guesses that's the idea) of a beautiful princess. Then one day Rufus comes along and turns his world upside down. Rufus has his own ideas about how to get ahead: don't fight, negotiate! Don't play by the rules! Suddenly, life is more interesting--and less painful--than ever before. But the new rules are harder to live by than the old ones, and suddenly, it appears possible that Rufus might have an ulterior motive--at the very least! With a slippery, ever twisting plot that is set inside a very confused computer, Catherine Jinks's latest novel will pull in fans of adventure, computer games, and just plain fun.

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"Noble the Slayer fights monsters with help from an ill-tempered, shape-shifting, magical weapon, Smite. Smite has always been with Noble, but how far back does 'always' go? One day on the way to rescue a princess, Noble meets a skinny kid named Rufus who questions Noble's very mission and autonomy. 'Let's just say I'm a freedom lover,' says Rufus. 'Power to the people, and all that stuff.' Noble, Rufus explains, is nothing more than the lead character in a first-person 'shooter' game, controlled by some distant player. Soon the slightly dimwitted hero abandons Smite and, with Rufus, embarks on a quest to free gaming subroutines everywhere. Joined by a growing retinue of fugitive characters, they jump from game to game, dealing with everything from deadly organic spaceships to Barbie-style dress-up environments, with an efficient antivirus program in a white lab coat hot on their heels. Jinks (The Paradise Trap) serves up a genuinely funny tale, filled with sprightly (or is that spritely?) characters, unpredictable twists, and a veritable roman à clef of half-familiar video-game scenarios. Gamers should adore this book. Ages 10 — up. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of more than 30 books. Her many awards include the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award, and the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. Her work has been published in over a dozen countries and includes Evil Genius and its sequels Genius Squad and The Genius Wars, as well as The Reformed Vampire Support Group. Visit her website at www.catherinejinks.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606842744
Author:
Jinks, Catherine
Publisher:
Egmont USA
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.87 x 1.33 in 1.065 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Noble the Slayer fights monsters with help from an ill-tempered, shape-shifting, magical weapon, Smite. Smite has always been with Noble, but how far back does 'always' go? One day on the way to rescue a princess, Noble meets a skinny kid named Rufus who questions Noble's very mission and autonomy. 'Let's just say I'm a freedom lover,' says Rufus. 'Power to the people, and all that stuff.' Noble, Rufus explains, is nothing more than the lead character in a first-person 'shooter' game, controlled by some distant player. Soon the slightly dimwitted hero abandons Smite and, with Rufus, embarks on a quest to free gaming subroutines everywhere. Joined by a growing retinue of fugitive characters, they jump from game to game, dealing with everything from deadly organic spaceships to Barbie-style dress-up environments, with an efficient antivirus program in a white lab coat hot on their heels. Jinks (The Paradise Trap) serves up a genuinely funny tale, filled with sprightly (or is that spritely?) characters, unpredictable twists, and a veritable roman à clef of half-familiar video-game scenarios. Gamers should adore this book. Ages 10 — up. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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