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Laddertop Books 1 - 2 par [Card, Orson Scott, Card, Emily Janice]
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Revue de presse

For Laddertop Volume 1: With competent manga-style illustrations by the award-winning Ibardolaza...this stands as a worthy young adult adventure novel. --Publishers Weekly A high-octane outer space adventure... The main characters in this volume are largely female, strong and intelligent, a wonderful departure from male-dominated extraterrestrial offerings. Ibardolaza's muscular art blends manga and Western aesthetics. An intriguing beginning; readers will clamor for the follow-up. --Kirkus Reviews It's a fun read, aided by the dynamic artwork of illustrator Honoel A. Ibardolaza. And the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers waiting anxiously for the next installment.Deseret News One of YALSA's 2012 Great Graphic Novels for Teens! --Various

Présentation de l'éditeur

From Orson Scott Card, the author of Ender's Game comes a 384-page omnibus edition containing the first two books of an all-ages manga series!

Out of deep space, a mysterious alien race known as "The Givers" came to Earth. They gave the human race the greatest technology ever seen—four giant towers known as Ladders that rose 36,000 miles into space. Each tower culminated in a space station that harnessed the energy of the Sun to power the entire planet. As suddenly as the Givers arrived, they vanished, leaving the human race with one solemn instruction: maintain and preserve the Ladders at all costs. Due to the unique alien construction of the Laddertop space stations, however, only a skilled crew of children could perform the maintenance necessary to keep the stations running.
Twenty-five years later, back on Earth, competition is fierce to enter Laddertop Academy. Robbi and Azure, two eleven-year-old girls who are best friends, are among those vying for a spot at the prestigious academy. While one is rejected, the other takes off into space for the adventure of a lifetime. Yet soon, their destinies will collide, as they must decipher an alien message and solve an ancient mystery that could either save the Earth from invasion...or trigger its imminent destruction.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 170681 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 384 pages
  • Editeur : Tor/Seven Seas (5 novembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00G8B6N7O
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Moderate Enjoyment 27 septembre 2015
Par BW - Publié sur
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I found Laddertop (Books 1 and 2 combo) at my local library and it sounded interesting. It's about these aliens called "The Givers" who gave Earth several space stations for collecting solar energy and mining the asteroid belt, but they can only be maintained by children. Plot, character and polish.


There are two plots running concurrently and this means two protagonists. Robbi and Azure are best friends and contrasting in their personalities. Robbi is accepted for a position in Laddertop and also receives mysterious dreams about giants and insects. Azure is rejected by SCAN despite being otherwise qualified and is scouted for an organization that researches the Laddertop instead of maintaining it. These two plot threads work well together because they reinforce each other. It's not just a "this thing over here is also happening but unrelated" or an "it's thematic" thing but both of them push the plot forward.

The world building is interesting stuff. For instance, because working at Laddertop means becoming an astronaut, the kids go through zero-gravity training and have to pass high academic standards. It is thus very competitive. Also, the Laddertops have radically altered Earth's energy market with a commercial talking about lucrative and environmentally friendly these machines are.

It's all great stuff until the ending. It's a cliffhanger. Absolutely nothing is resolved. It was frustrating to see all this great build up and world creation but to see nothing come of it. Perhaps the experience is different when reading the two books separately but this just feels cheap to me.


Robbi is a thoughtful girl. While her co-students are whizzing about randomly in a zero gravity sphere, she is holding still and figuring out how to move in such an environment most effectively.
She takes to living in space with a bunch of other kids she doesn't know and the strange dreams with grace. When told that she has to have a chip implanted in her head in order to control a robot monkey as part of her job, her response is "when your brain is funky, add a monkey."

Azure is a genki girl. She goes full throttle on everything, be it sports or Laddertop training. She's also reckless, even in dangerous situations like living on the moon. Fortunately for her, her thoughts move as fast as her feet and she takes advantage of the situation or minimizes the damage.

Other characters I am not fond of. Nine, for instance, comes across as a conflict ball character. She's belligerent to everyone, makes a fuss about the computer chip, and is easily manipulated into spying for a villain.


The artwork looks good. It's not as beautiful as say, CLAMP, but it's still good.

Trickster Eric Novels gives "Laddertop (Books 1 and 2)" a C+
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Very enjoyable 12 décembre 2013
Par Matthew Brady - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
When I first read this book I was impressed by the illustrations, I just love the old school manga style. I do not know how faithful it is to the original, but I would definitely recommend to young adults that have an interest in manga and comic books.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great book! 19 février 2014
Par sue - Publié sur
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My son loved this book, and truth be told, I enjoyed it too...the graphic novel format is a wonderful option for reluctant readers.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 a fun adventure 17 mars 2014
Par HanakoGal - Publié sur
Format: Broché
This is a fun adventure about a girl chosen to work at the alien space station above earth. I liked the characters and cared about what happened to them. The mystery of the aliens and their technology was also intriguing. The art in done in a Manga style and is active and interesting. The volume contains book 1 and 2 of the series. One story is finished but there is room for more to come.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Don't bother if you plan to view on Kindle 2 mars 2015
Par Daniel W Seekins - Publié sur
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
This is a graphic novel. It does not display well at all on the Kindle Paperwhite.
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