Pandora’s Gun
James Van Pelt

What would you do if you controlled powers that were once attributed to gods? What if what you had heard was right: sufficiently advanced technology is
indistinguishable from magic? High school student Peter Van Meer finds an impossible treasure that seems too good to be true. Now, he must work with his
two best friends to unlock its secrets before it threatens to spill out its unknown dangers into the world. Chased by the police, the FBI, and men in blue
suits, they soon realize that Peter’s discovery is much, much more than they bargained for.

Pandora's Gun book cover

Although the action is perhaps a little muted for my age bracket, the teen psychology, parenting, relationships and calls to chivalry and doing the right thing are strong in this profoundly fun and cleverly-done younger teen story. I quite liked the Lord of the Rings references, and the whole atmosphere of the work seemed to speak to a part of me that even if I’ve grown away from, I’ll never quite be able to shake. The concepts and feelings brought up, such as the uberfriend, are well worth a young person seriously thinking about.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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