An action-packed sci-fi adventure about aliens, videogames, and what it means to be a leader. Out now for readers 9+
Casey Henderson is obsessed with smash-hit videogame SKYWAKE. But little does she realise that her favourite game is actually an alien training tool created by the mysterious Red Eyes.
When the aliens gatecrash an eSports tournament in a London shopping centre, everyone thinks they've come to take over Earth.
Only Casey realises the truth: the Red Eyes are abducting the world's best gamers to fight in a distant, intergalactic war... whether they want to go or not!
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"First in a gripping and original sci-fi trilogy, pitched for fans of Rick Riordan and Suzanne Collins"
- The Bookseller
"If any book can get between kids and their screens, it's this one..."
- The i newspaper
Shortlisted for: Shropshire Bookfest 2022, York Book Award 2022, Lewisham Book Award 2022. Selected as a 'Future Classic' for the BookTrust School Library Pack & Great Books Guide 2021
The finale to the SKYWAKE trilogy sees Casey and her friends return to Earth to find it overrun by Red Eyes.
The invaders have taken over the planet, but a small band of plucky young resistance fighters is trying to fight back.
Can they stop them before it's too late?
Get ready for the explosive finale chapter in this sci-fi action series. Out 3 Aug 2023 for readers 9+
When Jamie was five he saw a Space Invaders arcade machine in a greasy fish and chip shop at the seaside. It blew his mind and started a lifelong love of videogames.
When he grew up, he became a film critic for the BBC and a contributing editor for Total Film magazine. He was sent to special movie screenings and fed free sandwiches. He thought it was the best job ever. But he was wrong…
Later he wrote for videogame bible Edge magazine and realised that it was possible to get paid for shooting virtual aliens in the face with shotguns.
He lives in Shropshire with his wife, two daughters, and a crazy rescue dog. When he's not writing, he works as a climate activist. He still loves videogames, especially Overwatch where he plays as a Mercy main because healing other people is way more fun than shooting them.