Taken is the first book in Brock Eastman's The Quest
for Truth series. It is a 320-page science fiction book written
The book is about the Wikk siblings: Oliver (17), Tiffany (15),
and twins Mason and Austin (11). The Wikk family is about to embark
on a voyage, and Oliver has the ship loaded. When his parents are
late returning from home to the ship, Oliver decides to go see
what is taking them so long. When he gets to his house, he finds
it crawling with men from the Ubel, and his parents are being interviewed
by a sinister looking man, Captain Vedrick. Oliver finds out that
the Ubel are looking for him and his siblings, among other things.
He is able to stay hidden and watch some of this unfold, but when
he attempts to move, the noise alerts the Ubel to his presence.
After a high-speed chase, Oliver makes it back to the ship and
takes off with his siblings, beginning the real adventure and the
search for their parents.
Taken is an easy read but is very well written. I'm not
a huge fan of science fiction, but I found this book to be difficult
to put down. The characters are real, and the plot isn't weighed
down with hefty descriptions of devices and planets. The book does
leave you wondering what will happen in the second book, so you'll
want to take that into account if you're impatient like me. I look
forward to the next book in this series, and I'd highly recommend
them as a fun read for adults and children ages 11 and up.