by Sean Austin
Here’s the set-up:
Book 1 in the ECHO’s Revenge series. Book 2 (ECHO’s Revenge: The Other Side) is now available!
Winner of the 2012 Parent’s Choice Award, recipient of the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval!
The entire gaming community, including top competitor Claire Hamilton, is in awe of fourteen-year-old Reggie King who can take just minutes to destroy the demonic game boss, ECHO-6, in the bestselling video game, ECHO’S Revenge. Reggie can’t wait to test himself against the game’s new and improved monster: ECHO-7. To Reggie, ECHO’S Revenge is more than just a game; it’s his way to escape the harsh reality at home.
But there’s a glitch in the new release of ECHO-7. The game developers release a live version of the monster into the real world and now a 35-foot tall extreme predator clad in impenetrable armor with the power to shape-shift and turn invisible is hunting down every elite gamer who ever defeated it in previous versions. One by one, elite ECHO gamers are disappearing. And now, ECHO-7 is after Reggie.
Reggie fears that the monster will also go after his younger brother Jeremy who’s been steadily racking up plenty of monster-kill points himself. Determined to keep him safe, Reggie hatches a plot to destroy the monster and save fellow gamers. But can he figure out how to use his gaming instincts in the real world? And, can Claire help Reggie understand who he really is, so he can reach the next level?
Echo’s Revenge delivers non-stop, adrenaline-pumping action with a hero who is learning that it takes action to bridge the gap between fantasy and the real world—and that family loyalty is sometimes the trickiest game of all.
“Compelling reading for the tween male gamer demographic…about a young boy who finds adventure, courage and teamwork away from the computer screen.” — Breitbart Reviews
Rave Reviews For The Teen Adventure Book Of The Year!
This young adult science fiction and fantasy thriller got rave reviews from critics, parents and male teen readers alike. The author, Hart Getzen, is a father of avid gamers as well as a writer and producer in the motion picture, simulation, and game industries.
National Geographic Kids (Young Adult Action Adventure):
“I would definitely recommend this book to someone in middle school or older.”
The Midwest Book Review (Gamer Fiction)
“Echo’s Revenge is a blend of familial and near-future science fiction that should resonate well with many young readers.”
Portland Book Review (Teen Books)
“Imagine an online villain has come to life with a personal vendetta against you.”
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