Twelve-year-old Trout St. Kroix has been searching for his missing father for the last two years, after his dad disappeared while fighting in the Bot Wars. The Bot Wars began after robots became so advanced that they revolted and demanded more workers' rights, causing the government to declare all robots terrorists and ban them from the Districts. Trout never questioned anything the government told him--even when his own nanny bot was banished--until a vid he posts about his missing dad goes viral and new information pops up. At first Trout is wrenched his dad might be alive, but when his brother disappears, Trout learns nothing is what it seems . . . not even his own father.
Percy Jackson meets Transformers in this heart-stopping, futuristic adventure that will make you question everything you know--and look at robots in a whole new light.
BOT WARS SERIES #2 July 10, 2014
The thrilling sequel to Bot Wars, perfect for fans of Skylanders!
Trout St. Kroix can't believe that his half-human/half-robot father is the leader of the Meta-Rise, the robot civil rights movement. Trout can’t even enjoy being a Bot Territory celebrity, because it also puts his whole family in danger. Ratch, a robot and former friend, has found a way to take control of robot Thinkchips, and under Ratch's control, all bots—including Trout's dad—would become Ratch's drones. CanTrout—and his friends Vee and Tellie Rix, along with brother Po—find a way to stop Ratch before Trout loses his father all over again?
MIDDLE GRADE FICTION WRITTEN UNDER THE PEN NAME J. V. KADE
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J.V. Kade's debut BOT WARS, set in a futuristic world where humans and robots are at war, and about a boy who goes on a search to find his missing military father, to Kate Harrison at Dial Children's, in a pre-empt, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, by Joanna Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation (World English).
German rights to Ravensburger