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(Skyship Academy #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  187 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Two brothers battle for one planet's fate

Earth is under attack by the alien Authority. Cassius Stevenson and his brother Jesse Fisher, descendants of the planet Haven’s resistance forces, are the catalyst and key to marshaling Earth's remaining resources and warding off the invasion.

But the Authority has only begun to fight. Their terrible new weapon sends Earth's defender
Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Flux (first published October 1st 2013)
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Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3rd-in-series
I feel numb. I'm shocked. It's.... too much to handle.

Yaaaaay!!!! *.* Give me... like now? I want it sooo much! And that cover.... aww... givemegivemegiveme... I like this series sooo much. Givemee.
Andrew (BritBookBoy)
As the final instalment in a series I've been a pretty big fan of, I definitely found this book has served it's purpose by wrapping things up and throwing in a few twists while doing so. It ticks all the right boxes, but I can't help feeling a little deflated at how it all played out. I found that it's climax and subsequent few chapters probably won't be leaving much of a lasting impression, lacking the emotional punch found in recently released series finales such as Champion and Horde.

The stro
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Justin Maupin
Dec 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
The main characters are Cassius Stevenson and his brother Jesse Fisher. It's about these brothers trying to stop an alien authority, Which means the worlds fate is in the hands of two brothers. I predict that the alien authority will lose all power, and the brothers will have saved the world
Anne Hamilton
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, spec-fic
I'm hesitating between four and five stars.

The reason why I gave both The Pearl Wars and Crimson Rising four stars is that the characterisation didn't quite gel and I found the alternation between chapters narrated in the first person by Jesse and chapters written in close personal third perspective about Cassius to be just a little discordant. It seemed like a clever technique - but at the very end of the series both the extreme characterisation and the jarring points of view are all explained
Gavriil Gabriel
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Sandy Eichelberger
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ng-books, series
Jesse and his brother Cassius are working together to save Earth from the deadly threat of the Authority, a powerful soldier force arriving in the form of Red Pearls from the planet Haven. The Authority’s goal is to destroy all of humanity, using Ridium as their powerful weapon. In the first two books of the Pearl Wars series, we learned that Jesse and Cassius were also from this distant planet and yet they were sent by the Resistance to settle peacefully and help the Green Pearls, who wanted to ...more
Adrienne Amborski
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-titles
Skyship Academy: Strikeforce is an adrenaline packed conclusion to the Skyship Academy series. James continues his adventurous blend of dystopian and science fiction with alternating chapters between the brothers Jesse Fisher and Cassius Stevenson and their quest to save Earth from the ongoing alien invasion. Only by uniting together as the “Key” and “Catalyst” can the brothers overcome the evil forces of the Authority and the red pearl army set on destroying the Earth for human inhabitance. Cha ...more
Michael Long
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
In the third and last installment of Skyship Academy, Matigo and the Authority have arrived on Earth to destroy all humans and take the planet for theirselves.

This book hits the ground running and is non-stop action the entire time. There aren't a lot of slow moments and not as much character development and drama this time around. The novel is solely focused on the plot and action as it works to resolve the war and resolve all the lingering threads. It is a race against time as Fisher and Cassi
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was a fitting conclusion to the series. Started off so dark and bleak but I liked how the story grew and transformed into all it's own. The characters, due to their experiences, are forced to grow up and leave behind some of their more childish tendencies, so that was nice. (view spoiler) ...more
Anja Manning
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I started out a little hesitant, because it had been a while since I'd read the other two books, but I quickly joined the story, and it pulled me in. This book is action packed, but it still leaves space for well-developed characters, and best of all, the story makes sense. No matter how 'other-wordly' the book becomes, all your questions are answered, which makes this a very satisfying read.

Another good series comes to an end. I highly recommend reading it. The ending is a little odd, but
Abi Walton
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, space
I don't know what to say about this book. The series started really well i enjoyed the first book a lot and i couldn't wait to read Jesse growing up with his brother. But this book lacked the Cassius and Jesse moments that I craved and somehow i needed more of a dramatic ending. This book was slow to begin with and i was worried i wasn't going to be able to finish it, however i carried on knowing that i had to understand what happened to the two brothers.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it liked it
This series was full of great ideas. But they were never fully utilized. I think this author could do better with more "practice," but I just feel like this fell short of what it could have been. I am obviously no writer, even in these reviews, I second guess every word, but as a reader this feels forced. The story at times, flowed so well it seemed to just happen, but it didn't live up to the full potential that I could feel was there.
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, kindle, 2013-read
I felt obligated to read this book as I had read the previous two books in this series. I believe I would have enjoyed this book more had their not been such a long gap between this book and when I finished the second book. I often was confused when minor plot points from the previous book were mentioned as I had no recollection of them occurring. I found this book to be a good conclusion to the series overall. It really answered all of the questions that I had about the series.
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-and-kids
middle and upper grades
alternating POV, one first person, the other third person
fast-paced adventure, told from two boys' perspectives, but strong female characters so should appeal to both boys and girls
satisfying conclusion, the reason for the unusual POV is revealed at the end
third in a trilogy
science fantasy (i.e. not hard science)
dystopian future
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Perfect ending to the series!
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopian

Ah. So this is why I abhorred Jesse. And why Cassius' character was slightly flat and underdeveloped.
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
awesome book!!!!!!!
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I grew up in the small island town of Anacortes, Washington, where an active imagination was often a prerequisite for a good time. No shopping malls, no movie theater, etc, etc. My first brush with publishing was in third grade, where we were encouraged to not only write stories, but to publish, bind and present them. I think the teacher got more than she bargained for because I was soon amassing ...more

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Skyship Academy (3 books)
  • The Pearl Wars (Skyship Academy, #1)
  • Crimson Rising (Skyship Academy #2)