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The stars below : a novel / by David Baldacci.

By: Baldacci, David.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Baldacci, David. Vega Jane: 4.Publisher: New York, New York : Scholastic Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First edition.Description: 425 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781338263930 (hardback).Subject(s): Women heroes -- Fiction | Magicians -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Wizards -- Fiction | Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction | Young adult fictionDDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: From the beginning, the fight was coming. Vega Jane fought her way out of the village where she was born, crossed a wilderness filled with vicious creatures, and raised a ragtag army behind her. But each triumph earned through grit and pain only brought her closer to him. Necro. A sorcerer whose unspeakable evil is matched only by his magical power. Vega and Necro are on a collision course. The clash between his awesome power and her iron will is going to shake the stars down. Their fight will seal their fates . . . and determine the future of their world.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

THIS. MEANS. WAR. The explosive conclusion to David Baldacci's instant #1 worldwide bestselling and award-winning fantasy series.From the beginning, the fight was coming. Vega Jane fought her way out of the village where she was born, crossed a wilderness filled with vicious creatures, and raised a ragtag army behind her. But each triumph earned through grit and pain only brought her closer to him.Necro. A sorcerer whose unspeakable evil is matched only by his magical power.Vega and Necro are on a collision course. The clash between his awesome power and her iron will is going to shake the stars down. Their fight will seal their fates . . . and determine the future of their world.The battle rages in The Stars Below , the furious conclusion to legendary storyteller David Baldacci's #1 global bestselling Vega Jane series.

"The final showdown"--Cover.

From the beginning, the fight was coming. Vega Jane fought her way out of the village where she was born, crossed a wilderness filled with vicious creatures, and raised a ragtag army behind her. But each triumph earned through grit and pain only brought her closer to him. Necro. A sorcerer whose unspeakable evil is matched only by his magical power. Vega and Necro are on a collision course. The clash between his awesome power and her iron will is going to shake the stars down. Their fight will seal their fates . . . and determine the future of their world.

12-15 years old.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">This is it. Vega Jane has tried to outrun, outsmart, and outlast her enemy, but the showdown she has dreaded is finally here. Her rag-tag crew must take a stand against a fully-trained army, knowing the odds are impossible, knowing each of them could die for nothing. But when evil comes, heroes stand to meet it. When injustice appears, the only choice is to stand and fight. Master storyteller David Baldacci sounds the drums of war in the jaw-dropping conclusion to the #1 international bestselling Vega Jane fantasy series. Excerpted from The Stars Below by David Baldacci All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Kirkus Book Review

The rebellion against an evil archmage and his bowler-topped minions wends its way to a climax.Dispatching five baddies on the first two pages alone, wand-waving villain-exterminator Vega Jane gathers a motley army of fellow magicals, ghosts, and mugglessorry, "Wugmorts"for a final assault on Necro and his natty Maladons. As Necro repeatedly proves to be both smarter and more powerful than Vega Jane, things generally go badly for the rebels, who end up losing their hidden refuge, many of their best fighters, and even the final battle. Baldacci is plainly up on his ancient Greek theatrical conventions, however; just as all hope is lost, a divinity literally descends from the ceiling to referee a winner-take-all duel, and thanks to an earlier ritual that (she and readers learn) gives her a do-over if she's killed (a second deus ex machina!), Vega Jane comes away with a winnot to mention an engagement ring to go with the magic one that makes her invisible and a new dog, just like the one that died heroically. Measuring up to the plot's low bar, the narrative too reads like low-grade fanfic, being laden with references to past events, characters who only supposedly died, and such lines as "a spurt of blood shot out from my forehead," "they started falling at a rapid number," and "[h]is statement struck me on a number of levels."Awful on a number of levelsbut tidily over at last. (glossary) (Fantasy. 11-13) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.