Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire's most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie's escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?
Teen and Young Adult
Literature and Fiction
Social and Family Issues
*I received a copy of this book for an honest review*
Now, I can't tell you that this was action packed (though there IS plenty of action, mind you!), but it never felt like it was dragging or dull.
The story of struggle and Bensin's willingness to be so self-sacrificing made him an intriguing character to me, and I enjoyed tagging along for his journey, watching the changes and challenges.
And the fights! I was on the edge of my seat like I was in the stadium actually watching! Very well done.
Bob says: 5 Platypires!