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NEBADOR - the incredible journey of five young adults from poverty and oppression to respected citizenship in the wide universe...

This epic young-adult science fiction adventure continues as Ilika and his nine students make their way through the countryside as he teaches them. Tested by needy people, burned by steam, pounded by the ocean at high tide, and attacked by wild
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Paperback, Medium Print Edition, 299 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Nebador Archives (first published June 1st 2010)
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Shanna
Oct 26, 2010 Shanna rated it it was amazing
If I have to make one complaint about this series, it has to be the fact it wasn't out ten years ago! It combines everything a young adult such as myself ten years ago would've wanted in a series; adventure and a survivalist journey, action and sci-fi elements, examples of human kindness and human cruelty, a simple medieval setting with a touch of romance! What's not to love?

After presenting such an original and absorbing story in the first novel of the Nebador series, a reader has to wonder if
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Katelynn
Aug 27, 2010 Katelynn rated it it was amazing
As I wrote about the first book, pure brilliance! I found Journey had to have been my favorite of the two that have come out so far (eagerly awaiting the rest!). J.Z. Colby knows how to keep people at attention. Although it is recommended for young adults, which I agree with, I can say that I would recommend it to anyone regardless of age. Personally, I wasn't a science-fiction fan, until I read The Test, then I was hooked. I had to read Journey! This is a must read for people of all ages, it ...more
Mayara Arend
Sep 26, 2011 Mayara Arend rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just recently finished the second and third books on the Nebador series, called "The Journey" and "The Selection", but I am here today to talk about "The Journey".

After your read Nebador Book One: The Test, you are left with a sense that it may be grand, but you're not quite sure. You like it and you think it's very informative and interesting - but's not quite loveable. You have several characters: one ship’s captain, one innkeeper's daughter, nine ex-slaves and several secondary characters l
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Lubna
Nov 06, 2010 Lubna rated it really liked it
At times, part 2 of a series doesn't seem as interesting as the first book in the series. However, Journey, which is part 2 of the Nebador series is just as riveting.
In this book, Ilika and his group of nine students journey across the countryside, learning not just new lessons on trigonometric equations or astronomy but also learning about themselves. Yes, one can emerge stronger by overcoming one’s own weakness. The importance of EQ, rather than mere IQ or physical power is also brought out in
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Kereesa
First off I would like to thank the author J. Z. Colby for sending me a free copy and allow me to enjoy the world of Nebador a little longer. Thanks again!!
So, Journey, the sequel to the Test, picks right off where we left our heroes as they continue to grow and change into the people they will become. Similarly to the Test, Journey features a lot of little lessons that make the book more interactive to the reader and gives you the feeling you're almost growing with the characters you're reading
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Graziano
Jan 20, 2011 Graziano rated it liked it
Shelves: my-library
‘What are your lessons about?
The students looked at each other, they all said at once, Everything!’ (p. 74)

The adventures of Ilika and his nine students continue: after escaping the city where the students were tested, the countryside awaits them.
The countryside challenges them: trust, happy and sad discoveries, love affairs, and they become aware that the journey is one way.
At the end of the book, coming to a mountain pass the group faces their past: from this high point of view, like a rite
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Anne
Jan 07, 2011 Anne rated it it was amazing
The Nebador Trilogy are mindfully entertaining!!! Worth savoring (rereading when you need to feel.) For young adults, as well as young-at-heart adults. The author paints the story with vitality, each of the characters come alive, with energy and enthusiasm as they make the decision to "Seize the Day" opening the possibilities to better their lives. Feeling their anxieties they struggle with personal baggage, all the while exploring the unknowns around them. Each in their own way and time ...more
Sally
Love this series! Can't wait to read the third book. Journey picks up from where The Test left off and is, as the title states, the journey that Ilika and his students make through the countryside. It's interesting to read about this time and place as well, and I do enjoy the refresher course in maths! ;) That's done in a way where you can learn (or revise) along with the students.

I'm not going to make any guesses about who Ilika is going to pick for his crew because I really can't decide anymo
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Chenice
Mar 02, 2012 Chenice rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel; the second in the Nebador series.

As with his first novel, Colby has the rare ability to transport his readers into an imaginary world that is very realistic. Furthermore, Colby teaches his readers some important life lessons that are very thought provoking.

My favorite quotes from this novel are;

"There are a million things out there that can kill you, and about half of them are invisible"

"Personal power is the ability to stand on your own two feet, with a smile on
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Cecelia Harper
Apr 29, 2013 Cecelia Harper rated it it was amazing
My daughter and I began reading the "Nebador" series as manuscripts. She was 10 at the time, and neither of us could wait to get the next book into our hands. We have read all 7 available manuscripts, and the complete set of published books. We LOVE the series, and have shared "Nebador" with several people. To date, of the readers with whom we've shared "Nebador," from the youngest (10 years old) to the oldest (80 years old), no one who has read it has told us they did not enjoy it. Quite the ...more
J.Z. Colby
Nov 07, 2016 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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This story is available in these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle, Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
DRAMATIC AUDIOBOOK, download or MP3 CD

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
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J.Z. Colby
Nov 07, 2016 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
This story is available in these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle, Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
DRAMATIC AUDIOBOOK, download or MP3 CD

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
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J.Z. Colby
Nov 07, 2016 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
This story is available in these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle, Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
DRAMATIC AUDIOBOOK, download or MP3 CD

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TR
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J.Z. Colby
Nov 07, 2016 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written
This story is available in these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle, Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
DRAMATIC AUDIOBOOK, download or MP3 CD

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TR
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J.Z. Colby
Nov 07, 2016 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
This story is available in these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle, Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
DRAMATIC AUDIOBOOK, download or MP3 CD

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TR
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J.Z. Colby
Nov 07, 2016 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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This edition is out of print.

This story is available in these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle, Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
DRAMATIC AUDIOBOOK, download or MP3 CD

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Lear
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Michael
Jan 07, 2011 Michael rated it it was amazing
I received the first three books as a gift and I will honestly say that it was a true treasure. Watching the progression of the children to major roles of an on-going tale is something I am looking forward to.

Journey seemed to run at a much faster pace then The Test. The flushing out of the character neatly interwoven into the tale and we were not bothered with boring flashbacks. I found myself making mental notes about each young adult and trying to determine who was going to be in the final c
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J.Z. Colby
Nov 07, 2016 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
This edition is privately distributed only.

This story is available in these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle, Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
DRAMATIC AUDIOBOOK, download or MP3 CD

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with
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J.Z. Colby
Nov 07, 2016 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
This story is available in these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle, Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
DRAMATIC AUDIOBOOK, download or MP3 CD

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TR
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Steven
Jun 11, 2013 Steven rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-z-colby
Journey was exactly what it was titled but not just a journey of adventure for the characters in the story but a journey for their personalities and their growth as well. With all the relationships/bonds that have been made between this band of travelers, it's really created a new and exciting direction for the story and leaves me wondering what is up ahead.
Jenny
Aug 06, 2013 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Excellent series. Great life lessons .
Some heart in mouth moments !

Note To J.Z Colby the audiobook has NO listing on GoodReads!
The audiobook has an excellent voice cast .
Take a bow Lumiere Players !
Amy Rose
Jan 15, 2011 Amy Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Will add review later.
I want to read this to my daughter in about a year. I like the way the team members have to learn to rely on each other and grow in many ways as they make thier jurney. I can't wait to see what she thinks of this book.
Sabi Edwards
Apr 17, 2011 Sabi Edwards rated it it was amazing
Book two in the series, a continuing adventure.
You have to read book one in order to understand book two, but its well worth it.
Rebecca McKinnon
May 27, 2011 Rebecca McKinnon rated it really liked it
I like how the students are learning to rely on each other more, and are building a true trust. Interested to see what happens when that trust is tested....
MaRia
Nov 17, 2010 MaRia rated it really liked it
I love all those pictures, schemes and graphics!!))

Educational parts of the book - are my favourites) esp. part about information-driven communication)
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Born in the Mojave Desert, J. Z. Colby now lives and writes deep in a forest of the Pacific Northwest.

He has studied many subjects, formally and informally, including psychology, philosophy, education, and performing arts, but remains a generalist. His primary profession as a mental health counselor, specializing with families and young adults, gives him many stories of personal growth, and the m
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Other Books in the Series

NEBADOR (10 books)
  • The Test (NEBADOR, #1)
  • Selection (NEBADOR, #3)
  • Flight Training & Kibi and the Search for Happiness (NEBADOR, #4)
  • Back to the Stars (NEBADOR, #5)
  • Star Station (NEBADOR, #6)
  • The Local Universe (NEBADOR, #7)
  • Witness (NEBADOR, #8)
  • A Cry for Help (NEBADOR, #9)
  • Stories from Sonmatia (NEBADOR, #10)

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