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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 309g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552574198
  • 9780552574198

Review quote

"This is an alternative history novel which, once the central premise is accepted, proceeds convincingly and irresistably" -- Dennis Hamley Carousel "The intelligent and gripping story comes from an author who has not previously written for teenagers but who will surely do so many times more" TES "It's a "something for everyone" sort of a book with its unconventional blend of history and science fiction, warfare and even a hint of romance, but its wide-ranging appeal and powerful story work well in the classroom" -- Kate Agnew Guardian "An absorbing mix of science-fiction and historical novel" The School Librarian "Lots of surprises and plot twists in this excellent, really gripping story" Primary Timesshow more

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.show more

Review Text

"It's a "something for everyone" sort of a book with its unconventional blend of history and science fiction, warfare and even a hint of romance, but its wide-ranging appeal and powerful story work well in the classroom"show more

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" Lindsay Fraser, SCOTTISH SUNDAY HERALDshow more

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8 ratings
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4 50% (4)
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2 25% (2)
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