Annotations for Starbounders

Baker & Taylor
Beginning his long-anticipated education at a top secret training center for Starbounder protectors, Zachary Night is placed in the line of fire by a mission gone wrong and is challenged to return to Earth on his own with a warning about a plot against the Indigo 8 training facility. 40,000 first printing.


Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, authors of the beloved Familiars series, ramp up the action in this space-age adventure thatSchool Library Journal calls "a satisfying choice," perfect for fans of Star Wars and Percy Jackson.

Zachary Night has been waiting his whole life for this moment. Like his family before him, he's finally headed to Indigo 8, a top secret training center where future Starbounders learn the skills to protect the galaxy. But being a Starbounder is no walk on the moon. No sooner has Zachary mastered the warp glove basics than a mission into space goes wrong and puts him and his new friends right in the line of fire. And when a plot to destroy Indigo 8 comes to light, Zachary will have to get back to Earth on his own and fast--before there's no Earth left to go back to.

With the "winning combination of action and humor" (SLJ, starred review) that earned The Familiars an Indie Next List Pick and eight state award nominations,Starbounders is an out-of-this-world adventure that has surefire kid appeal.