The Cassini Code (Galahad, #3)
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The Cassini Code (Galahad #3)

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When the tail of the comet Bhaktul flicks through the Earth’s atmosphere, deadly particles are left in its wake, and mankind is confronted with a virus that devastates the adult population. A renowned scientist proposes a bold plan: to build a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system. Two years later, Galahad and its crew is launched

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Tor Teen (first published November 17th 2007)
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Sarah Maddaford
So, instead of a threat from the outside, this time the crew faces danger in the form of conflict from within. Some of its members, specifically a boy named Merit, are increasingly scared about the idea of going to a new world and homesick for Earth and their families despite the death sentence awaiting them back home. I realize that psychological testing and training couldn't actually prepare anyone or fully weed out all the people who might try to turn a mission like this back, but I would thi...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
I never particularly liked this series, and my patience for it has just continued to wane. The only reason I went this far is that I had an ARC of this book, so I felt compelled to read it. These books might be good for reluctant readers perhaps. That is the biggest problem actually. These teens are supposed to be the smartest ones that earth had to offer, and yet they really do not come off as particularly intelligent.

There is a lot of time spent on romantic drama, which was, unfortunately, the...more
Rachel
Testa doesn't disappoint in the third book in the Galahad series. The 251 teens traveling through space have overcome 2 obstacles in their months-long journey and encounter another one in "The Cassini Code." The Cassini are a highly evolved intelligent life form that communicate through a crew member, Bon, and transmit a code to help the travelers navigate their way through the deadly Kuniper Belt (a collection of space debris). Another crew member, Merit, tries to manipulate the entire crew int...more
Paige Y.
The Galahad has gotten through two crises. Filled with teenagers escaping a deadly virus on Earth, it now must get through perhaps the most serious problem yet. As long as they could work together, the crew could problem solve and survive the challenges. But what happens when they encounter two challenges – one outside the ship and one inside the ship?
The third book in the Galahad series, The Cassini Code begins as the ship encounters the Kuiper Belt, an area of space covered with asteroids. T...more
TheBookSmugglers
Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers

The noble ship Galahad has survived a madman stowaway, the onslaught of an alien signal broadcasting from Saturn's moon Titan, but now faces its most daunting task yet - navigating the minefield of dangerous objects strewn throughout the Kuiper Belt before leaving the Solar System.

While it's hard enough to manage the many technical and engineering aspects of the ship and successfully evade the larger Kuiper Belt Objects, Triana also finds her leadership...more
K De
Triana, Bon, Gap, Channy, and Lita face danger from within their ship and without from the traveling through space to their destination five light years away.

The alien race Cassini are still present and are immensely old- on the order of a billion years. They present a continuing mystery to the crew but are further revealed due to their "translator" connection with Bon.

As the ship nears the outer edge of the solar system there arises a dissident faction in the ship led by the charming Merit Simm...more
Lexie
In Web of the Titan the teen crew of the Galahad was faced off with an obstacle no one had thought to take into account: an alien presence. Though it was eventually ruled that what the “Cassini” (as the alien intelligence was dubbed) had been causing to happen–the heightened intelligence and physical prowess in Bon, the fluctuation in the Galahad‘s engine–were unintentional side effects of them trying to help fix what they viewed as problems, lingering questions remained.

Questions that bite the...more
Rene Kirkpatrick
The third book in the series. 251 teenagers sent into space on a 5 year journey to a new planet to save the human race.

The kids have dealt with a murderous stowaway, an alien life force hidden on a moon near Saturn, and now they're up against a mutinous crew. One of the boys wants to go home. He is charismatic and convincing, able to argue for a return to earth. What if the aliens they "met" near Saturn, the same ones that made better the ship and a few of the crew, fixed the dying people on Ea...more
Angela
It got better! Like I said, couldn’t stop for a break. I would be scare to go their spaceship! Triana had to deal with 250 teenagers... plus trouble from Merit, which I would myself, strangle him for causing rumor and so on. First they hade to be abducted by alien and now they are about to be crash into huge rock. Gosh, if I was there, I don’t I would be able to survive such adventure. It was sad though. Plus, Lita is such a strong character. C’mon, a 16 year old who can do surgery? That’s amazi...more
Emily
Ok, so I've read 3 books in this series in two days. Each book is like a two hour read for me. It's like Battlestar Gallactica (although not as good) for 13 year olds. I think I keep reading them because I'm kind of getting into Science Fiction lately. The characters are all pretty static and not interesting and they all are tokens of a specific country. On one level it's nice to have varied types of people but it is so contrived that it seems just awkward. That being said, I keep reading these...more
~eddyk
ok so I thought the series was great, but even though the book was great, I still found the flash backs irritating. One who had not read the previous books of the series should not be reading this book. In addition, the problems are getting old. In my opinion, despite the fact that they were interesting, they were predictable. I won't specify to prevent spoilers, but I thought that the conflict was too predictable and was a bit boring at times. Otherwise, good!
Rachel
I really enjoy reading these, despite the fact that the series is really unsophisticated and definitely meant for high school aged people. It's like candy or applesauce. You know? The characters are authentic. I'll definitely give the author that!

I'm looking forward to the next book, but it might have to wait a couple months. :(
Tracie
Third in the series and still going strong. I did find the relationships angle a little tedious, but this would start to unravel on a long and unknown voyage for sure.
Khadija
Can this series get any better?I loved this book like I love the other ones in the series.It reminds me of star trek and I think that's why I love it.
Ali
Jan 28, 2011 Ali rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sci-fi lovers
Not as good as the second book but better than the first. Can't wait to dive into the forth on when it comes out!
Jennifer
Wondering what the next catastrophe will be. Guess I'm going to have to get the next one.
Brandee Terry
I don't love this series and it seems to lose my interest more with each book in the series.
Abigail.Myranda
It's a good book, and a good series. A little repetitive but I like it. :D I'd read the next one.
Ireland
I loved this book and can't wait for the next one.
Jen
Best yet...can't wait for the next in the series.
Belle
amazing love it can not wait to read the next
Laura
Maybe the Cassini is GOD ???????????
Virna
I really enjoy this book
Varun Chitkara
it was really good
Adam
Adam marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2014
Sara
Sara marked it as to-read
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Dom Testa is an award-winning author, speaker, and broadcaster. For more than twenty years he has captained the morning radio show on Denver's Mix100. With an audience of nearly a quarter-million people per day, The Dom and Jane Show is a three-time winner of the award for Best Morning Show, presented by the Colorado Broadcasters Association.

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