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Summer reading push as 'Robot Wars' winds up Print Email
Written by By Christy M. Wong   
Monday, 24 August 2009 03:47 PM America/New_York
Sigmund Brouwer's "Robot Wars" series concludes with the release next month of its last three books. Each book in the five-part series from Tyndale House Publishers features two stories and follows the adventures of 14-year-old virtual reality specialist Tyce Sanders, who lives in an experimental community on Mars in the year 2039.

robot wars: ambushIn book three of the series, Ambush (978-1-414-32311-4, $6.99), Tyce has to rescue scientists who are trapped in a cave. He also uncovers a devious plot that threatens to overtake their spaceship, the Moon Racer.

In Counterattack (-2-1, $6.99), book four, Tyce and some of the Mars Project's staff are captured and held in a prison, while carrying out a special mission to Earth. In Final Battle (-3-8, $6.99), book five, Tyce threatens to reveal his special talents to the world as he battles the rebels while trying to return to Mars.

Through each adventure, Tyce finds that the mysteries of the red planet point to his greatest discovery—a new relationship with God. Although life on Mars is not always easy, Tyce talks about his growing faith and curiosity in a manner that will appeal to teens.

The final three "Robot Wars" books—key titles in Tyndale's fall juvenile fiction ads—were to be featured in summer reading programs with print and online advertising in Homeschooling Magazine.

"Robot Wars" will also be featured on's e-newsletter and Web site. In addition, Tyndale is launching a Google AdWord campaign tied to the series to attract mothers looking for fiction titles for their sons and for reluctant readers.

With 280 pages in each book, the "Robot Wars" series is a repackaged and updated version of the "Mars Diaries," which made its debut in October 2000. The first two books in the "Robot Wars" series are Death Trap and Double Cross.

For more information on the "Robot Wars" series, visit To order, contact Tyndale House at 800-323-9400.

Christy Wong is publicity assistant at Tyndale House Publishers.