Spartanica is a science fiction adventure novel and its the first book in the series of The Survivors of Sapertys by Powers Molinar.
“Heart-pounding action. Fantastical creatures. Epic battles for survival. Staggering betrayal.
Spartanica, the first book in The Survivors of Sapertys Series, is an engaging young-adult/teen science fiction adventure novel that traces the fates of middle-school brothers Ty and Marcus Mitchell after they find themselves abandoned among the apocalyptic ruins of a decimated metropolis on a parallel world.
Wanting nothing more than to survive long enough to get home, the boys soon learn they only have seven days to escape as they find themselves suddenly embroiled in a contentious battle for planet-wide domination against ruthless, animalistic desert warriors called the Desrata.
The brothers soon find they aren’t completely alone in their quest as they befriend young survivors of Spartanica’s “last day” and come together to forge a unified front against their common foe. But are these kids truly fugitives from the Desrata death camps, or are they hiding something deadly?
Never quite sure exactly who to trust, Ty and Marcus stumble upon ominous realities about Spartanica that they never could have suspected. How could it all be true? How could this have happened? Will they ever get home?
Hold on tight. The truths hidden in and around Spartanica are sinister and shocking. Enjoy the ride! “
My reaction after reading this epic novel was like Woah! what an adventure I had because this whole novel was really a deep adventure into some other planet called Sapertys. The surprising thing is that this planet is in the parallel universe. This concept of parallel universe was quite interesting and intriguing. The things that baffled me the most during reading this novel are: Firstly the names of the characters, they were all such unique names, never before heard or read them anywhere. Secondly, some words used in place of “Days”, “Years”, “Hours”, “Minutes”, “Seconds” and “some other scientific terms” on the planet of Sapertys were so new to me and they quickly piqued my interest. Thirdly, on this planet such new technology was used and when the characters were exploring that new technology, that was such an adventurous part that I totally got lost in it. It felt like I was there having this whole adventure myself.
The action was mind blowing and such new creatures were there on the planet of Sapertys. For now all I can think of is that the characters were so young yet so talented and brave. The friendship that developed between them in such a short time was also the best part. The end was so surprising and left me feeling deeply curious about what will happen next in the second novel. So now I am totally waiting for the next novel and ready for another adventure. I still feel like I had all this adventure in real, that is how deeply this story affected me. It was totally worth reading.
My Ratings: 4.5/5