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In a universe
overseen by the Nova Saps there are no wars. All conflicts
are resolved by staged battles between teams of specially
trained Players. The One Sequence tells the story of the
greatest of these teams. The Awakening details how the team
are put together.
adults are plucked from their different time zones.
Michael and Sarah are Brawns and
have remarkable physical skills. Michael has enhanced
strength and Sarah heightened dexterity.
Oliver and Emily are Brains and
have remarkable mental skills. Oliver is a genius and Emily
has psi powers
Elizabeth and George are Saps.
They are merely human with all the strengths and weaknesses
Each of them
then undergoes a period of training.
George wakes up sealed in his
bedroom and has to work out how to survive.
Elizabeth is abandoned on a
distant planet and has to find her way home.
Oliver trains with young troops
who are willing to give up their lives,
Emily is trained as a hunter and
the experience makes her a vegetarian.
Michael is given an unsolvable
equation – and solves it.
Sarah is trained in telekinesis
and realises the true extent of her powers
The group are
introduced to Susie and Edward, two biological
supercomputers and the final members of the team.
The team play
their first Play. They lose their first game by
underestimating the strength of their opponents. They win
the second when Elizabeth uses her telekinesis to boost
Oliver’s physical strength. They win the deciding Play when
George advises they poison the water supply
The story is
basically a rip roaring adventure. By having male and
female characters based on physicality, intelligence and
just plain humanity so every reader will have one character
they can relate to. The story deals with some serious
issues (animal rights, patriotism, honour etc) as well as
life, love and the human condition
The basic story
has that quality that most best-selling children’s books
have. The lead character lives a normal if slightly
run-down life, but is really someone special and has a major
place in a hidden world once their talents are recognised.
These books take this to an extra level by presenting six
main characters that are chosen so that there is at least
one that every reader can relate to.