Stories Aloud
Publication date: 03 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781788004343
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 320 pages



The brilliant sequel to FloodWorld, this is a fast-paced adventure story set in a world ravaged by climate change. In the deserts of North America, an army is on the march. Led by a band of sinister brothers, they’re determined to confront and destroy their sworn enemies – the Mariners. With the future of civilisation at stake, can Kara and Joe make it across an entire continent in time to stop the war?

FloodWorld and DustRoad are gripping, action-packed stories for 10+ readers.

"This fast-paced futuristic adventure story set in a sunken, post-climate change London feels like a blockbuster movie in waiting." – Time Out on FloodWorld

Stories Aloud

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“Action-packed sci-fi with a cinematic feel.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“An action-packed, edge-of-the-seat thriller, FloodWorld follows Joe and Kara as they’re sucked into a twisting whirlpool of gangsters, pirates, corruption and power struggles.”

– BookTrust

FloodWorld is a fast-paced adventure book filled with gritty realism, a feisty female protagonist and strong bonds between friends.”

– Amanda Westland, ReadingZone

“Beautifully written, fantastically timely, and utterly addictive. We cannot recommend this one highly enough.”

– Read it Daddy! (blog)

“An epic dystopian novel that grabs you from the first chapter and hurls you into a world that feels disturbingly believable, Flood World would be great for lovers of fast paced thrillers and sci-fi.”

– Anne Thompson, A Library Lady (blog)

“I’d give the book five stars, as it’s gripping and I found it impossible to put down! I’d 100% recommend this to any adventurous child or teen.”

– Lilly Ward, First News

“If you’re on the lookout for an exciting, action-filled read with some thoughtful things to say about the future and the nature of society, this is definitely one you should try!”

“For readers that love exciting action-packed adventure stories and films, FloodWorld is perfect. It is full of tense cliffhangers, thrilling chase scenes and hairbreadth escapes as two children, Kara and Joe, fight to confound a ruthless pirate plot.”

Books for Topics (blog)

“This fast-paced futuristic adventure story set in a sunken, post-climate change London feels like a blockbuster movie in waiting.”

“A compelling read, full of action and adventure, offering plenty to think about.”

“Expect an action-filled plot and some memorable characters, both good and bad, in this story set in a beautifully-described, watery world.”

Mrs Watts’ Edu (blog)

“Five stars… impossible to put down!”

First News

“This action-packed adventure is set in a world of ruthless pirates, rising tides and a society in turmoil.”

– The Week Junior

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