On a world in the distant reaches of the Universe, the human race has mysteriously found itself upon the planet Vena. They are in a state of constant war over sacred territories with a species of creature known as ‘Alpelites’, underneath the watchful god, Medzu. Brothers Syros and Ednon live with their grandfather Ira, a renowned visionary pacifist. The older of the brothers, Syros, is filled with anger and hate over the events which took their parents’ lives, and has made it his life’s ambition to take revenge on the Alpelites.
The more idealistic, childlike Ednon, meanwhile, is a boy with his mind constantly on the stars. His goal is to try to end the war and do all he can within the golden city of Asterleigh to make sure that his brother, Syros, returns home safely. In the grand library he encounters a phantom telling him that the world will end at the next Passing of Sechen (the coming of the New Year). After these words and the death of his grandfather, his life becomes more infused with his dreams and visions.
We follow their stories as ideologies are tested, mysteries are unravelled and both brothers fight for survival in a chaotic universe.
Michael Georgiou lives in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex and has recently finished studying History, Film and Sociology at college. He says that “the story itself is inspired by many things that are currently happening in our global climate, such as terrorism, the left vs. the right and the general spectrum of the human experience.” Michael has always been interested in the existential, so this book draws upon these interests in a unique kind of way.
In a world where skycams follow your every move and the details of your life are uploaded each hour, Sofi knows that her eyes are the only caring ones watching her brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, she works behind the scenes to protect Shilo as he competes in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb destroys the gaming arena, she is helpless to rescue him—and certain that his disappearance was no accident. Despite all the evidence of Shilo’s death, Sofi ’s nightmares tell her he is still alive. Could the dreams be truer than what everyone else claims?
For Miguel—a charming young playboy from Earth—the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets. In the aftermath of the bombing, he fears he has lost Sofi forever, even as he wonders if she is really who she seems. Now he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: help the blackmailers or lose more than anyone can fathom—or than Earth can afford.
Step into a universe of diverse characters, alien invasions, and high-stakes video gaming. Because when technology reigns, nothing is as true as it seems—and fantasy can become reality after all.
As her dad and best friend lie dying in the hospital, Miki is almost certain the Committee is trying to sabotage her life. The Game is glitching. The missions are more frequent, the alien Drau more deadly, and whatever has been tracking her thoughts more intrusive. The only thing holding Miki together is her boyfriend, Jackson, but somehow telling him how much she needs—and loves—him feels like the most terrifying challenge of all.
Can Miki and Jackson make it through the final mission alive and win the Game before the walls between their alien-fighting nightmares and the real world come crashing down? Or will the world and everyone Miki loves disappear forever?
Crash is the fiercely satisfying conclusion to a trilogy Pittacus Lore, New York Times bestselling author of the I Am Number Four series, raves is packed with "thrilling action and addictive romance—a mind-bending rush of a read!"
From the New York Times bestselling co-author of My Plain Jane comes a smoldering new fantasy trilogy perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Kristin Cashore about a girl condemned for defending dragons and the inner fire that may be her only chance of escape.
Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful—or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles.
Except Mira is over being a pawn. Fighting to survive against outer threats and inner demons of mental illness, Mira must find her inner fire and the scorching truth about her own endangered magic—before her very world collapses.
And that’s all before she ignites.