The Orphan Army (Nightsiders Series #1)

The Orphan Army (Nightsiders Series #1)

by Jonathan Maberry
The Orphan Army (Nightsiders Series #1)

The Orphan Army (Nightsiders Series #1)

by Jonathan Maberry


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Milo’s Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures in this start to a breathtaking series from bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.

In a world filled with Bugs—monsters that ceaselessly ravage the Earth—Milo Silk has a hard time keeping his dreams separate from reality. So he keeps them locked up in his dream journal and hopes they’ll never come to pass. But too often, they do—like when his father disappeared three years ago. Lately, the Witch of the World has been haunting his dreams, saying he is destined to be the hero who saves everyone. But all Milo can think about is how he fears the Bugs will attack his own camp, and bring something even more terrible than ever before.

What Milo doesn’t know is that the Earth is already fighting back with its own natural power in the form of Nightsiders, magical creatures who prefer shadows to sunlight and who reside in trees, caves, and rivers. And the Nightsiders are ready to find an ally in Milo…

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481415750
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Series: The Nightsiders , #1
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and adventure; and he writes for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Glimpse, the Rot & Ruin series, the Dead of Night series, The Wolfman, The X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate, Mars One, and many others. Several of his works are in development for film and TV, including V Wars, which is a Netflix original series. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including the X-Files books, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Out of Tune, Hardboiled Horror, Baker Street Irregulars, Nights of the Living Dead, and others. He lives in Del Mar, California. Visit him at and on Twitter (@JonathanMaberry) and Facebook.

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Orphan Army

Milo Silk wasn’t afraid of the monsters under his bed.

He didn’t have a bed for monsters to hide under.

Milo had a sleeping bag, and that was usually spread out on rocky ground up on Mount Driskill or on moist, buggy dirt in the swamplands along the Louisiana bayou. Sometimes he slept in a net hammock that dangled between a fuel truck and a tank with a crooked cannon.

Besides, all of the monsters were way above him in their spaceships.

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