Silver Worldby Cliff McNish
In Book Three of the Silver Sequence, the Roar descends upon Coldharbour, where millions of children huddle in search of protection. Milo, the silver child, is the first line of Earth's defense. Under his wings, Helen probes the Roar's mind with her gift of telepathy, searching for a weakness. The twins at last free the mysterious Protector from the ocean floor,
In Book Three of the Silver Sequence, the Roar descends upon Coldharbour, where millions of children huddle in search of protection. Milo, the silver child, is the first line of Earth's defense. Under his wings, Helen probes the Roar's mind with her gift of telepathy, searching for a weakness. The twins at last free the mysterious Protector from the ocean floor, while Walter strives to keep everyone alive while they search for a weapon that will destroy the Roar. Only Thomas can release that weapon-if he can finally discover the true purpose of his remarkable gift. Meanwhile, from Earth's inner core, Carnac, the Roar's firstborn, begins to emerge. Only Tanni and the Unearthers stand in his way...
In this third book in the series, the children of Coldharbour are faced with the challenge of defeating the mysterious, monsterlike creature known only as "The Roar" from destroying Earth. Back again are Milo, a gigantic winged-boy whose body serves as a shield over Coldharbour; Helen, who can enter people's minds; Thomas, with his powerful beauty; Walter the giant; the insect twins, Freda and Emily; and Jenny, the young girl who can transform herself into a weapon specifically created to destroy her enemies. The story is told in the alternate voices of the characters, enabling readers to get into their minds and learn of their fears and triumphs. Often the most interesting of these interior monologues is The Roar herself, at once a fearful, horrifying monster, and also a protective mother. The plot is fast paced and gripping in this exciting blend of science fiction and fantasy. Fans of the first two books will not be disappointed by this installment and aficionados of A Wrinkle in Time will take pleasure in hearing about this series.
Marie C. HansenCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Meet the Author
Cliff McNish's first trilogyThe Doomspell, The Scent of Magic, and The Wizard's Promise (Orion)won him an instant and avid readership and was published in 19 languages around the world. He was hailed as a "great new voice in writing for children" (The Bookseller). His second critically-acclaimed trilogyThe Silver Child, Silver City, and Silver Worldas well as Breathe: A Ghost Story were published by Carolrhoda Books for the U.S. market. Mr. McNish was born in northeastern England. He is married and has a teenage daughter, for whose entertainment he made up his first stories.
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