The Last Wild Trilogy: The Dark Wild

The Last Wild Trilogy: The Dark Wild : Book 2

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WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE 2014.

Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong.

Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies.

And soon Kester realises: he is the only one who can stop them.

Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 166 x 206 x 31mm | 428g
  • Quercus Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782064850
  • 9781782064855
  • 397,435

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'Wildly inventive, moving and gripping' Frank Cottrell Boyce. * Frank Cottrell Boyce * 'The definition of a good read' The Bookbag. * Bookbag * 'Standout winner ... effortlessly holds his readers' attention' Julia Eccleshare, Guardian. * Guardian * 'An excellent, punchy adventure' Financial Times. * Financial Times * 'A page-turner' The Telegraph. * Telegraph * 'A fantastic example of how a book for children can be serious without preaching ... a sobering parable about our attitude to the natural world' Gillian Cross, author. * Gillian Cross * The sequel had better come soon. * Observer * An amazing story * The Guardian * Splendid stuff -- Eva Ibbotson I haven't read a book this good and interesting since The Hunger Games ... an edge-of-your-seat fast-paced read. * Guardian Children's website * Inventive, with laughs, tears and cliffhangers. * Sunday Times * A must-read: brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl. * New York Post * Wildly inventive, moving and gripping. -- Frank Cottrell Boyce A magnetic adventure ... find yourself glued like tar to this satisfying, spine-tingling book. -- Samuel H. (aged 10) Gripping, original and memorable. -- Francesca Simon A darkly comic and hugely inventive adventure ... it could be the next big thing. -- Eoin Colfer Full of suspense without ever sacrificing warmth. -- Katherine Rundell Written in vivid and urgent style ... As thrilling as James and the Giant Peach ... The Last Wild may be as critical to the new generation as Tarka the Otter. * The Times * An excellent, punchy adventure tale with vivid characters and an impassioned eco message. * The Financial Times *
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About Piers Torday

Piers Torday was born in Northumberland. His career started in theatre and live comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. He then moved into television, where he develops programme ideas. Piers' father is the celebrated author Paul Torday (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen). The Last Wild is Piers' first novel.
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731 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 45% (330)
4 35% (255)
3 16% (114)
2 3% (25)
1 1% (7)
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