I read every one of the Animorphs, by K. A. Applegate to Grandson Patrick as he was coming up. By early teens, there was less of that and more of him reading on his own and telling me the stories. This story of this being weaves in several ways in and out of the Animorphs, who were teen kids who could become animals, using those disguises to overcome evil.
So I had never read The Ellimist Chronicles for myself, and several weeks ago it managed to fall from the Animorphs shelf onto the bed in Patrick’s old room. Aha, I thought – I shall read it.
Her stories are always full of great descriptions, lots of action and compelling characters. And so it is with the Ellimist, a gamer not taken very seriously on the crystal platforms where his people live above their planet. Yet he becomes he best gamer in the universe over endless spans of time and then…. Ah, but I won’t spoil it for you.
Science fiction and science fantasy are always about creating worlds to see how they work. This is the entire universe – with mostly bad guys as the major characters. There is beauty, though, and learning. Quite an interesting book to think about.