Author(s): Michael Grant
This is a blood-pumping, white-knuckle sci-fi thriller of epic proportions. Night is falling in the FAYZ. Even though it's been nearly a year since everyone over the age of fifteen disappeared, the sun has continued to shine on the kids of Perdido Beach. Now, though, the gaiaphage has blotted out the sun and plunged the FAYZ into perpetual gloom. Divided and dispirited, the survivors face their greatest enemy yet - the darkness of their own minds...
"* '... exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up. This is great fiction. I love this book.' (Stephen King, bestselling author) 'A tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless' (Booklist) 'If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this' (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)) 'I love these books' (Stephen King, bestselling author)"
Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states of the USA, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a whole year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in Southern California, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, their two children, and far too many pets.