The Great Destroyers

The Great Destroyers

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In a world where both World Wars were won with the use of giant mechanical soldiers and the nuclear bomb was never invented, the postwar landscape is vastly different. Except the Cold War still rages and is in danger of going hot. Only now international rivalries between democracy and communism play out at the Venatus Games, an Olympic-style competition that pits young pilots of the mecha soldiers against each other. The USSR's beaten the US every game since its inception, and in the 1954 games, the US is looking to shake things up. The US Mecha Fighting Committee's solution? Allowing a female pilot to compete for the first time on their team.

Enter Jo Linden, a girl raised in her father's mecha repair shop who knows more than most boys (and men) about the awesome machines and piloting, but is also the most unlikely pick, even if she is the daughter of an admired all-American Korean War vet who piloted mechas with the best of them. Because what most people don't know is… Jo's biracial. Her Chinese American mom died when she was a kid, and Jo's not sure if she was recruited for the role because of her skill or for more sinister reasons.

As soon as Jo lands in DC and is thrust into the limelight of the games, all eyes are on her. But more than anything, Jo's excited. She cannot wait to get into the ring with her mecha and show off her skills. Prove to the world what she can do. When she's tapped by a senator to start cozying up to the Soviets to see if one will defect and share secrets, Jo realizes it's more than the usual Venatus Games happening this year, and she finds herself drawn into a deadly political plot with the very stake of freedom at its center. In a global chess match between superpowers, playing out against violent games that only humanity could create, comes a terrifying story of clashing titans, deadly competition, patriotism, and the one girl caught in the middle of it all.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781338266740
  • Format: Hardcover Book
  • Ages: 12 - 18
  • Grades: 7 - 12
  • Genre:
    Science Fiction,
    Young Adult
  • Pages: 400
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Scholastic Inc.
  • Weight (lbs): 1.03300
  • Dimensions: 1.26200 x 5.90000 x 8.40000
  • Language: English

The Great Destroyers

Hardcover Book


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