Dan Krokos’ Young adult novel, The Planet Thieves isn’t set to hit bookshelves until next year, but that isn’t stopping Warner Bros from jumping on what they are calling “Harry Potter In Space.”
Here’s what Dan had to say on his blog:
“I wanted to write a pure adventure story, something fun. What I came up with is slightly darker than what I was going for, but it’s still a work in progress. I got the idea when I imagined the bridge of a space ship manned only by cadets. Kids who knew what they were doing but lacked the experience of battle. I asked myself why that would happen, and went from there.”
Official synopsis of the book:
When the crew of the SS Egypt gets massacred by an alien race, Mason Stark, a thirteen-year-old cadet in the Earth Space Command, must lead his fellow cadets in a daring surprise attack to retake the ship, and recover a stolen technology that could spell the end of planet Earth.