Ascent

Roland Smith (Author)
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Description

Peak Marcello goes to Mayanmar to climb one of the most isolated mountains in the world in this thrilling new novel from bestselling author Roland Smith.

After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he's invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can't pass up the opportunity. But getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek through tropical rainforests rife with hazards--from venomous reptiles and leeches to corrupt police and military. In the end, summiting Hkakabo Razi may be the easiest thing Peak does.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
May 08, 2018
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544867598

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About the Author

Roland Smith is the best-selling author of Peak, The Edge, and other critically acclaimed adventure novels for young readers. When he isn't writing, he's traveling the country, speaking at schools and events. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit him online at rolandsmith.com.

Reviews

"Though each installment can stand on its own, Smith weaves them together with his cast of characters and the promise of suspense and political intrigue so that readers new to the series can dive right in, and readers who have followed from the beginning can join up with old friends for another intelligent and lively adventure."--Horn Book Magazine

"The third book of Peak's adventures includes the same engaging narration, exotic settings, and plentiful perils that won the series' debut high praise."--Booklist

"An absorbing wilderness story."--Kirkus

"
Smith's reliable attention to the culture, politics, and environmental habitat of his settings is engaging and integral to the action...Details about Hkakabo Razi, flora and fauna, and climbing techniques will appeal to science and sports buffs alike."--School Library Journal