Author(s): Mark Walden
One morning Liam wakes up to see strange vessels gathered in the skies around London. As he stares up, people stream past him, walking silently towards the enormous ships which emit a persistent noise. Only Liam seems immune to the influence of this signal, but when drones swoop down hunting for resisters, Liam is saved by a group of kids who, like him, have escaped the strange enslavement. Using their wits, some captured alien technology, and the resources of Earth's governments - now at their disposal - they must find out who controls these ships, what they want, and how to stop them. A fabulously plotted encounter of the third kind from a master of adventure fiction.
Praise for the H.I.V.E. series: A comedy thriller, full of baddies, action and lashings of humour - Sunday Express.
An exuberant Dahl-esque escapade - Financial Times
Exciting, clever and all in all brilliant - Sunday Telegraph
Mark Walden's first book, H.I.V.E., won Richard and Judy's 'Best Kids' Books Ever' 9+ category. Paramount has optioned the film rights, and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust's first Booked Up scheme. Mark has followed this success with a further six titles in the extraordinarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and as a WBD author for 2009. He lives with his family in Hampshire.