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Nov 26 2012

Armageddon by James Patterson

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Daniel X. Young Arrow, 2012. ISBN 978 0 0995 4407 4.
Armageddon is the fifth book in the Daniel X series. Daniel X is an alien teenager who lives on earth and looks like a typical teenager but he has an amazing array of super powers to help protect the Earth and humankind from dangerous extraterrestrials. In this book Daniel has to prevent Number 2 from enslaving the earth's population in preparation for the return of Number 1, the most powerful alien in the Universe. Along with an almost endless number and variety of super powers, Daniel has the support of secret government agencies and his own imaginary friends to help battle the seemingly unstoppable Number 2.
The authors use very short chapters and plenty of action to move the story along at a cracking pace. There are many scenes of destruction and plenty of hideous aliens and humans to battle. Given Number 2's talent for creating images it is not always apparent what is real and what isn't.
I imagine that boys especially and Men in Black fans would like the fast pace and action involved. It would suit the reluctant reader as well as those just looking for an enjoyable story that is not demanding.
David Rayner

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