Free Science Fiction October 8-12
Project Firebird by Nick Green
Don’t ask Leo Lloyd-Jones. Ask him how to steal a car, or why he got excluded from every school in Salford, but don’t come to him for help. This whole thing must be a daft mistake – and if anyone finds out, he’s done for.
Earth is on a deadly collision course that nothing can prevent. The only real hope is Project Firebird, deep inside a blast-proof bunker that shelters the brightest and bravest young people. Leo has got mixed up with the likes of Rhys Carnarvon, the celebrated teenage polar explorer, and other child prodigies chosen to kick-start a new civilisation.
There’s also the streetwise Paige Harris, a girl Leo likes a lot (but not in that way). Paige is desperate to rescue her little sister from London before the catastrophe strikes. But no-one is crazy enough to try that. Almost no-one.
Leo is about to find out why he’s here.
“Thoroughly entertaining, exciting, thought-provoking and powerfully written … The characters are many, all individual and lively – their dialogue is excellent, and witty … I loved it. Highly recommended.” – Susan Price, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal
“Green’s world-building is flawless. One of my favourite trilogies – gripping, unpredictable, and there’s even a love story.” – L A Weatherly, author of the Angel trilogy.
“The Firebird Trilogy is beyond fantastic.” – The Bookwitch blog