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The Falcon’s Feather by Trudi Trueit #BookReview

Cruz, Sailor, and Emmett, along with their new ally Bryndis, embark on their first globe-trotting mission aboard the ship Orion. Cruz jumps right back into school and starts using the latest technology in submersible underwater dives, but is soon reminded of the dangers of exploration when his equipment fails and he almost drowns. Determined to keep his eyes on the prize, Cruz sneaks away to try to find answers, but unknowingly lures his friends into bigger trouble. When a friend of Cruz’s mom meets an untimely end, Cruz’s luck really seems about to run out and the questions multiply. What does the message mean? Where will it lead? Who is following him? And why?

The Falcon's Feather by Trudi Trueit, book 2 in The Explorer Academy

Title: The Falcon’s Feather | Series: Explorer Academy #2 | Author: Trudi Trueit | Publisher: Under the Stars | Pub. Date: 2019-March-19 | ISBN13: 9781426333040 | Pages: 208 | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: I received a copy of this from the publicist for review consideration

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The Falcon’s Feather Review

The Falcon’s Feather is an excellent continuation of the story we were introduced to in The Nebula Secret. It picks up not long after the first book ends, and readers are instantly drawn back into the world of Cruz and the Explorer Academy.

Also, with this book being set on a ship, the author is able to easily introduce the readers to new cultures and locations. I loved learning more about the Svalbard seed vault for one. I think with books like this one of the neatest things is being able to Google things and learn more about them. (I had to see if that LED artist work on the top of the vault was real, for instance.) It might mean authors can’t take much artistic license, but it’s an extra added level of fun for curious readers.

Everything I liked about the last book stays the same here. The characters are great, the action is full-speed ahead, and there are enough full-colour illustrations to keep the book visually interesting to easily distracted readers. Also, the chapters are short enough it’s easy to have good stopping points to take breaks.

Trudi Trueit is an excellent writer, and I am very much interested in seeing the Explorer Academy through several more books. I’m invested in Cruz and his quest to find all of the pieces of his mother’s formula. I also need him to find out more about that weirdness that is going on with him as soon as possible, please!


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