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Brainboy and the Deathmaster

Brainboy and the Deathmaster - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Brainboy and the Deathmaster by Tor Seidler is a new science fiction novel for teens published by HarperCollins books.

Author: Tor Seidler

Darryl Kirby is an orphan who lost his entire family in a fire and now lives in an orphanage funded by video game guru, Keith Masterly. All rooms in the orphanage are equipped with state-of-the-art laptops where the kids are encouraged to play the games that Masterly designs. It's when Darryl takes an interest in the games that the story really begins. Keith Masterly arrives at the orphanage one day, eager to adopt Darryl - but it's not out of the kindness of his heart.

Brainboy and the Deathmaster Scores

Brainboy and the Deathmaster is a thrilling tale about Darryl being adopted only to realize he is just another pawn in Keith Masterly's master plan. You see, the apparently generous geek is actually plotting to find a way to prolong life - and he's using kids from his orphanage to solve the mystery for him. But, Darryl has a plan of his own. The book's title may leave you a bit skeptical, thinking this novel is only for hardcore gamers, but even the most game-illiterate out there will be surprised at how absorbed they become by Brainboy and the Deathmaster.

Brainboy and the Deathmaster Fails

There aren't a lot of complaints when it comes to Brainboy and the Deathmaster other than it's a bit slow in the beginning. For the first couple of chapters you're going to feel like you're stuck at a GenCon convention but, if you stick with it, the story's pace will pick up.

Brainboy and the Deathmaster Bottom Line

Even though you might have a bit of a hard time getting into Brainboy and the Deathmaster, it is definitely worth a read. It's a guaranteed page-turner and it's the perfect book to dive into on a rainy afternoon - instead of watching more Friends re-runs!

Rating:4

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