'A masterclass... not only a marvelously compelling exploration of a fantastical world, but a meditation upon the nature of fiction itself ... one of the best things Brooke has ever written.'—Adam Roberts on The Unlikely World of Faraway Frankie
(Most recent edition: February 2014; infinite press.)
Tomorrow: a future only you can see; a future only you can save...
When fifteen-year-old Luke's father dies, his eccentric family threatens to descend into chaos. Luke distracts himself by helping to sort through his father's belongings, a painful process which takes on an entirely new dimension when he discovers that his father had somehow had knowledge of events in his own future. This prescience is connected in some way to a recent spate of terrorist attacks, which would explain why security forces - and others - start to take an interest in Luke's discovery. Just what had his father known, and why are Luke and his friends suddenly at the centre of it all?
Tomorrow: an emotion- and time-tangled thriller set in the War Against Chronological Terror.
Tomorrow: when three teenagers may have the power to save or destroy a world that is yet to be.
Praise for Nick Gifford's work:
'The king of children's horror' - Sunday Express
"Another great teen thriller." Spot On
"Ingenious ... this chilling story reads with all the power and demented logic of a thoroughly bad dream." The Independent
"A contemporary thriller with overtones of Orwell and Huxley about it." Rhyl Journal
"A story that genuinely chills and chafes at ethical and moral certainty... Erased is a real romp of a read. That it equips readers with an awareness of the mechanics of inhumanity must be a step towards ensuring history's mistakes are not repeated." Achukareviews
"An exceptional new talent in children's literature ... a bold, shocking and completely unputdownable horror story." Waterstone's Books Quarterly
"The pacing and plotting in this novel are superb. Twists and surprises occur at unpredictable intervals. And the ending is a blend of hope and menace ... achieves a level of excellence equivalent to one of Ramsey Campbell's books, neither condescending to his youthful readers nor slighting his adult ones. Now, that's a truly scary accomplishment!" Asimov's SF Magazine
"Guaranteed to scare your socks off." Glasgow Herald