Sky Raiders

Sky Raiders

Book - 2014
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Whisked through a portal to The Outskirts, an in-between world, sixth-grader Cole must rescue his friends and find his way back home--before his existence is forgotten.
Publisher: New York :, Aladdin,, 2014.
Edition: First Aladdin hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781442497009
1442497009
9781442497023
Characteristics: 421 pages ; 22 cm

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This book is about a boy who gets stuck in another world. He goes on an epic adventure to save his friends. Running from the law as a rebel, he gains many friends on a mission. If you want to know what happens, read the book. - William

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Loklok8
Sep 16, 2016

what is the power?

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Oct 25, 2015

I LOVE Brandon Mull's writing, especially his world-building and in Sky Raiders in my opinion it is at his finest so far. It was just so fun to read about and I didn't want it to end! The ideas of sky castles and shaping and all the little boy (what was his name again?) made in his world Cole had to travel through Mull has are amazing.

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kitty10
Jul 22, 2015

Brandon Mull is an amazing author (though Beyonders disappointed me at the end), and I was really excited to hear of the Five Kingdoms series. I recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure or simply likes a good book!

red_alligator_3970 Mar 10, 2015

another great book from Brandon mull, I liked this book so much I have nothing bad to say about it. If you liked it you should also try out fablehaven or Beyonders which are also pretty awesome.

SPL_Childrens Jan 23, 2015

At a party held in the haunted house on Wilson Street, sixth-grader Cole Randolph’s friends are suddenly whisked away through a mysterious passage leading down from the basement. Cole follows and finds himself in an entirely different dimension, known as the “Outskirts”.

Composed of five kingdoms, The Outskirts is an amazing but perilous world. Led by the tyrannical, power-hungry High Shaper, slave traders are kidnapping kids from earth and taking them to The Outskirts to be sold into slavery. Cole discovers that this is what has happened to his friends.

Then Cole is captured. Sold to the Sky Raiders, who live on the edge of the world and plunder cloud castles in the Outskirts for treasure, he is marked to be their scout - an extremely dangerous job. When he meets Mira, a slave girl with a mysterious past, they make plans to rescue his friends, knowing that it will be a daunting task.

At the conclusion of Sky Raiders, readers will definitely want to continue with the second book in the Five Kingdoms series to see what happens to Cole and his friends.

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green_bear_773
Dec 04, 2014

the first one is a EPIC!!!! read.full of action and monsters.and I just got the second one.can't wait to read it. : )

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Autumn_Dahlia
Nov 01, 2014

This book is a fun. It is a scary book.

It starts out with Cole and his friends. They go to a free Haunted House in their neighborhood, get abducted and taken as slaves.

Probably a good read for 6th grader and higher. The reading level is accessible. However, the foreshadowing in the book is too obvious past the 3rd chapter.

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carolynhuang
Jul 10, 2014

this is by a really great author

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Dixiedog2
Apr 02, 2014

Brandon Mull’s new ‘Sky Raiders’ – Book 1 in the Five Kingdoms Series was an interesting read. Once again, Brandon Mull has a winner but at times I found this book to be a little confusing. I feel the author could have spent more time explaining the plot behind the book. It was very fast paced. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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Aug 03, 2017

blue_falcon_466 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

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red_ant_8628
Jun 22, 2017

red_ant_8628 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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red_giraffe_192
May 19, 2015

red_giraffe_192 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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linneabackstrom
May 03, 2015

linneabackstrom thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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strangesage
Apr 19, 2015

strangesage thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

SPL_Childrens Jan 23, 2015

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

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red_lion_353
Nov 26, 2014

red_lion_353 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 9

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blue_cheetah_1726
Oct 31, 2014

blue_cheetah_1726 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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joycemas
Jul 02, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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NoZer0
Jun 19, 2014

NoZer0 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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kitty10
Aug 28, 2015

This intriguing book by the amazing Brandon Mull follows a sixth-grade boy through a portal into another world called The Outskirts. What new adventures await him in this strange, dream-like place? Can he find his friends before something terrible happens to them? Will he ever find a way to go home and stay there? So many questions, and so many pages filled with action and juicy description! ;)

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joycemas
Jul 02, 2014

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.

After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them—and ends up in The Outskirts.

The Outskirts are made up of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from our world, or from other worlds.

And once you come to the Outskirts, it’s very hard to leave.

With the magic of the Outskirts starting to unravel, it’s up to Cole and an unusual girl named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in the Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home…before his existence is forgotten.

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SnoopyPaul
Sep 01, 2014

" I keep waiting for this to get less weird and it keeps not happening."
-Jace

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