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The entire Socket Greeny trilogy (Discovery, Training, and Legend) follows a white-haired teenager that discovers he's part of an evolved human race, how he trains to understand his true self, and the legendary conclusion of his true nature.
Work has always come first for Socket Greeny's mother, ever since his father died. But when she shows him the inner workings of the Paladin Nation, he discovers why.
Paladins traverse the planet through wormholes to keep the world safe, but from what, they won't say. Although his parents were not actually one of them, Socket is different. He soon finds himself in the center of controversy and betrayal when he's anointed the Paladin Nation's prodigy. He didn't ask for the "blessing" of psychic powers and the ability to timeslice, and he doesn't want to be responsible for the world. He just wants to go home and back to school and be normal again.
But, sometimes, life doesn't give us that privilege, his mother tells him.
And when the world is soon threatened and the Paladins are forced into the public eye, Socket discovers what his mother means. If he doesn't embrace his true nature, life as we know it will change forever.
A year has passed since the Paladin Nation was exposed to the public. Their mission is still to protect humanity from whatever may threaten them. Previously, it was the human duplications, but now that they've been extinguished their biggest challenge is dealing with the complications of public image. Socket Greeny, now 17 years old, has been a Paladin cadet for the past year and is nearing the final test. But that's the least of his problems. He's trying to live two lives: one as a superhero while hanging onto his normal life.
While fearlessly dealing with his masochistic trainer, he's trying to salvage his deteriorating relationship with his girlfriend back home.
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It goes on and on and on and on...
- B. Stoller
Strange but interesting
This is one of the more unique stories I've listened to. It took a bit to get into as you were strung along some, but the characters were likable enough that it was worth it.
I'm not sure I could put a comparison up. This is one of the few books I've read where I didn't feel like it was like others. I do think if you enjoy science fiction, it's worth a read.
If it wasn't for the last book, I'd have said Socket, but I think Shoot was my favorite. She was an anchor throughout the trilogy and had depth and flexibility that made her seem as if she was based off of someone real.
I love Socket's moments at the tree and with Rudder (sp?) were quite magical.
I highly recommend this to teens and adults alike, though if you have a teen boy who's looking for something to read, this is a good bet. Both the characters and story are compelling.
- Karrin A. Blazek