The Lighthouse Land (The Lighthouse Trilogy #1)

The Lighthouse Land (The Lighthouse Trilogy #1)

by Adrian McKinty
The Lighthouse Land (The Lighthouse Trilogy #1)

The Lighthouse Land (The Lighthouse Trilogy #1)

by Adrian McKinty


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The start of an epic sci-fi trilogy with an unforgettable hero

In the first book of this series from acclaimed crime fiction writer Adrian McKinty, Jamie O'Neill and his mother set out for a new home on an island off the coast of Ireland, a windswept place inherited from a long-lost relative. It's a chance to start again after the cancer that took one of Jamie's arms. But Muck Island is no sanctuary. Many strange surprises await the O'Neills there, the strangest being the one locked in the top of its ancient lighthouse. Discovering it will send Jamie on an interstellar mission that could change the course of his life, and the universe, forever.

Praise for The Lighthouse Land

"McKinty, previously known for adult crime novels, brings an attuned ear for dialogue and a taut pacing to his first YA outing, the launch title in the Lighthouse Trilogy." —Publishers Weekly

"This thought-provoking sci-fi adventure offers universal appeal, excitement, and a one-of-a-kind hero whose courage and compassion will inspire any reader." —Children's Literature

"Few readers will be able to resist . . . teens will enjoy this first book in a planned trilogy." —VOYA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810954809
Publisher: Abrams
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Series: Lighthouse Trilogy , #1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.38(d)
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

About the Author

Adrian McKinty, now a US citizen, was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Educated at Oxford University, he then immigrated to New York City, where he lived in Harlem for five years, working in bars and on construction crews, and enjoying a stint as a bookseller. He is the author of several highly acclaimed novels for adults, including a Publisher's Weekly Book of the Year. He currently lives in Denver, where he teaches high school.
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