On this episode of Everything is Canon, Steve talks with author C.B. Lee all about her new book Minecraft: The Shipwreck!
This sixth book in the Minecraft novel series follows teens Jake, Emily, and Tank as they discover and unravel the mysteries of an extraordinary underwater world which they’ve stumbled across in a seemingly abandoned Minecraft server. Not only is this book a Minecraft players dream, but the story itself is an earnest one, full of wonderful character work and thoughtful examinations of the human condition.
Jake Thomas is always the new kid. His family moves so much for his dad’s work that it’s easier to keep his head down and not get attached to anyone. He’ll be gone in a few months anyway. But when they end up in Los Angeles, Dad promises this will be the last time they move. The Pacific Crest Apartments are home now . . . which means it’s time for Jake to finally make friends.
Jake isn’t sure he should count the two kids he meets at the apartment’s community center as friends, though. Tank Vuong is a large and intimidating boy who hangs with a tough crowd, and Emily Quesada is a fashionista who’s quick with a sarcastic remark. But when he discovers an old computer lab in a forgotten corner of the community center, with a strange Minecraft server containing cryptic riddles, he realizes he’s going to need help cracking the code—because at the end of the summer, the community center will be demolished, and all hope of solving the mystery will go with it. Following the hints left by an enigmatic figure known as The Wizard, the trio journeys into the dangerous depths of the ocean, where uncanny creatures lurk and untold treasure awaits. . . .
They talk about all sorts of things including The Claudia Kishi Club documentary currently on Netflix, which CB was a part of, her contribution to the just released From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back anthology, her first foray into the Star Wars universe, and of course, Minecraft.
To order a copy of Minecraft: The Shipwreck, click HERE!
To order a copy of From a Certain Point of View: The Empires Strikes Back, click HERE!
Head on over to CB-Lee.com for all the latest news, events, and book releases!