PREVIOUSLY ON CYRIL READS BLASTER MASTER: Meet Jason. Recently he lost his pet frog. Jason chased after Fred, the frog, and discovered a creepy old swamp. Before long he decided to jump down a huge hole because maybe, just maybe that's where his frog went. That's right, he jumped down a huge hole. But it's a good thing he did, because he met an alien girl named Eve who was on Earth collecting samples. Unfortunately Eve inadvertently brought an evil group of plutonium monsters with her. Thankfully Jason and Eve have a space car, SOPHIA 3rd. Will this odd couple be able to defeat the evil monsters and save the world? Find out on another exciting episode of Cyril Reads Blaster Master!
And with this episode we're exactly half way through A.L. Singer's Blaster Master book. We've introduced the main characters, we know their quirks and we know what they need to do. I guess that means that we're going to spend time battling bosses and finding what the Plutonium Boss did to poor Fred. Considering the set-up, I can definitely see that Blaster Master is going to have an exciting ending full of big battles, ceilings with sharp spikes and a lot of falling to your death. Sounds like the recipe for fun.
This episode is especially action-packed. Not only do we get another exciting boss battle, but we also get hints at what happened to Fred the frog. What's more, we learn just what it will take to rip SOPHIA 3rd apart. And in my favorite twist, A.L. Singer manages to play on the falling to your death cliche by offering the exact opposite. I think it's a rather clever cliffhanger, something I would like to see more of from this book. But you don't have to take my word for it, I suggest you go ahead and listen to chapters 12 and 13 in this exciting episode of Cyril Reads Blaster Master!
NOTE: What you are about to listen to is Cyril Lachel actually reading the real book, Blaster Master. Released in 1991 by Scholastic Publishing, Blaster Master is a lighthearted (and generally non-violent) action story that is all of 120 pages long. We have not altered A.L. Singers' original book in any way, this really is what they released for $2.95 almost twenty years ago.)