Galahad 2: The Web Of Titan


The journey of the space ship Galahad continues. It has been four months, and the crew of 250 teenagers continues to head to planet Eos, where they expect to start a new life. Just as everyone was comfortable with the daily routines that space travel requires, some crew members became strangely ill. Titus, one of Saturn's moons, attacked Galahad with a strange and powerful energy beam. Will the leadership team (and the super computer) find a solution for their dilemma? Time is of the essence.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Reader will be hooked on the story before they finish the first paragraph. The author knows his audience very well. Teens will enjoy the story and recognize the characters as peers with whom they ride the school bus everyday.

Content Awareness Factors:


Young Reader Reaction

This is a thought-provoking science fiction story. With tales of adventure, mystery, and romance, it is well suited for middle school students. It has a captivating plot, but starts off slow. In some parts of the story, it drags on with unnecessary details. There were points where I just had to continue reading, or I would lose my sense of the situation in the plot. The story has several themes, which combined with the suspense and mystery, add to the reader's enjoyment. I was never one to choose a book about science fiction or deep space, but the lifelike qualities of the teenagers helped me relate to all the complex situations. While this story is not one I would normally pick first to read, having read it, I would Iwould definitely borrow to re-read from the library on a quiet afternoon.

Parent Reaction

This book is very well done. Sequels frequently don't measure up to the original works, but Dom Testa really does know how to miss that trap.

Type of Book:
This is the second title in this fantasy series where a teen space crew explores the galaxy.
Educational Themes:

This book is an exceptionally well crafted piece of science fiction. The work was written for adolescents and they relate very favorably to the story and the teen role models aboard Galahad. The author has provided a work that adolescents will enjoy, share with friends, and keep maintain an interest in reading.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 to 13
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 13
Age of child:
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Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. If you're looking for a book that will be a fun read for adolescents, especially someone who enjoys science fiction, buy this book for them. The characters are typical teenagers with whom the reader will relate and empathize. The plot an

Title The Web Of Titan

Galahad, Book 2

Author Dom Testa
Publisher Profound Impact Group © 2005
Illustrators David A. Hardy
ISBN 9780976056416
Material Paperback
Cost $8.95
Genres Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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