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Publication date: 03 Feb 2022
ISBN: 9781788007962
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 208 pages
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Escape Room

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The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they’ve done to save the world today.

When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it’s just a game – the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Meeting her teammates, Adjoa, Ibrahim, Oscar and Min, Ami learns from the Host that they have been chosen to save the world and they must work together to find the Answer. But as he locks them inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game.

From a cavernous library of dust to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct animals to the command module of a spaceship heading to Mars, the perils of The Escape seem endless. Can Ami and her friends find the Answer before it’s too late?

With cover illustration by David Dean.

“A writer of genuine originality” – Guardian

Check out these other brilliant books from Christopher Edge:

  • The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
  • The Jamie Drake Equation
  • The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
  • The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

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“Drawing on themes of gaming and Artificial Intelligence, this is smart, thrilling sci-fi that reads like “Black Mirror” for a middle-grade audience: punchy and action-packed, with a killer twist.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“A mind-twisting, page-racing stormer of a read! Loved it.”

-Kieran Larwood, author of the Five Realms series

“Reads like a Doctor Who adventure.”

-A. F. Harrold, author of The Imaginary

“Amazingly inventive, punchy and profound. Unputdownable!”

-Darren Simpson, author of The Memory Thieves

“Escape Room is a super-smart, super-fast read. High pace, high stakes and rip-roaring! MARVELLOUS!”

-Julie Pike, author of The Last Spell Breather

“Twisty and mysterious.”

-Alastair Chisholm, author of Orion Lost and ADAM-2

“A spine-tingling brain-teaser that will keep you guessing to the very last page. I loved it.”

-Patience Agbabi, author of The Infinite

“A tense, terrifying tale with a powerful punch.”

-Finbar Hawkins, author of Witch

“This is an intense, rollercoaster of a read, with an almighty twist towards the end that caught me completely off guard. Perfect for readers who like fast-paced, spine-tingling reads.”

-Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

“A fabulous and thought-provoking read.”

“Escape Room is one of those books which grabs you from page one and is impossible to put down. Beautifully plotted, the story has one of the best endings I have read in a long time.”

“A fast-paced, adrenaline rush to save the world and with a twist I didn’t see coming!”

-Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk

“An edge-of-the-seat mystery which pulses with the eeriness of Squid Game and the thrills of Indiana Jones.”

-Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“Christopher Edge has intelligently crafted no ordinary escape room, no ordinary game. It is the ultimate game with an ultimate aim – to save the world. Are you brave enough? Will you open this book?”

Armadillo Magazine

“Escape Room is simultaneously fun, bamboozling, and very very surprising”

GeekDad (blog)

“This is like a thrilling Doctor Who episode full of mystery, danger and mind-bending twists and turns.”

-Chris Soul (blog)

“As always, Christopher has created a intricate, topical, emotional story which is without a doubt going to be one of the best reads of 2022.”

-Tom Griffiths, Check ‘Em Out Books (blog)

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