The New World Order

The New World Order

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Only the completely original and unalloyed Jeapesian imagination could think of launching a full-scale alien invasion right into the middle of the English Civil War. Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army, as well as a young King Charles II, face the full might of the powerful Holekhors as alien airships fly in the skies over seventeenth century London. This is an extraordinary and thrilling novel, entirely original, and based in one of the most interesting periods of English history. Read about what MIGHT have happened in the seventeenth century - life could have been very different for us all-
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 28mm | 308g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552550965
  • 9780552550963
  • 1,389,942

Review quote

"* The book has good ideas, a strong story and zeppelins. Nothing with zeppelins exploding in flames can possibly be all bad. In addition, Jeapes presents a convincing picture of what the Holekhor technology would do to the battlefields of the Civil War - what it would do and more importantly what it would fail to do. - * Jeapes does a good job with his characterisation, building up the backstory of his dodgy general'slife, and the battle scenes are well-written. - SFX * Bit of a page turner...there's plenty in there for all ages to get their teeth into...the books dark moments are robust enough to send shivers down your spine. - * Lots of surprises and plot twists in this excellent, really gripping story. - Primary Times (Hampshire)"
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About Ben Jeapes

Ben Jeapes is the author of two previous science fiction novels, His Majesty's Starship and Winged Chariot. He runs his own science fiction publishing company, Big Engine, and lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
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Review Text

"Lots of surprises and plot twists in this excellent, really gripping story"
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Back cover copy

History will never be the same again...

England 1645. The civil war between King Charles I and Parliament that has cut a bloody swathe across the country is nearing its conclusion.

But the march of history is not quite as it seems for there is an entirely alien force at work and the world has turned onto a new and deadly path. The Holekhor are steadily infiltrating England, bringing their ability to command mysterious forces and a superior technology that should not have been seen for another three hundred years.

Ben Jeapes has wrenched the familiar flow of English history out of its course in this exceptional and entirely original mix of science fiction and fact.

"intelligent and gripping"
Nicholas Tucker, TES

"an exhilarating, utterly convincing novel"
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Rating details

110 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 29% (32)
4 32% (35)
3 28% (31)
2 8% (9)
1 3% (3)
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