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The Soterion Mission [Kindle Edition]

Stewart Ross
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In a post-apocalyptic world where no-one lives beyond their teenage years, the mysterious Roxanne arrives in Cyrus’s village, fleeing the barbaric Zeds. She claims to be on a mission that can save them all, but can she be trusted? Cyrus joins her in her quest for the legendary Soterion, but the Zeds are determined to get there first. The mission is to find the Soterion, which is the last library left in the world, and to teach people to read again as the skill has been lost.


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'The most gripping novel I read in 2013... The Soterion Mission is my definition of what a dystopian novel should be: realistic, violent, with elements of horror.' --Jack, The Book Stop

'The way in which Ross left certain sections with cliffhangers just helped me keep turning the pages in anticipation...The Soterion Mission is a fast paced, action packed, young adult novel...boys and girls alike will lap up the story.' --Callie Reads

'...intriguing characters, excitement and danger - as well as a lot of action thrown in. The pacing of this novel was really strong, never did I feel like my thoughts were drifting anywhere else and they were always focused on the novel…Roxanne was: bewitching, interesting, sincere and intelligent. It's a great thing to be able to admire the characters you're reading about.' --Sophie Louise, A Daydreamer's World blog

Intriguing characters, excitement and danger - as well as a lot of action thrown in. --Sophie Louise, A Daydreamer's World

'The way in which Ross left certain sections with cliffhangers just helped me keep turning the pages in anticipation... The Soterion Mission is a fast paced, action packed, young adult novel... boys and girls alike will lap up this story.' --Sophie Louise, A Daydreamer's World blog, 09/2013

About the Author

Stewart Ross taught at all levels in Britain, the USA, the Middle East, and Sri Lanka before becoming a full-time writer. He has published novels for adults and works of fiction for children, as well as over 200 non-fiction books. His books have been translated into around 20 languages. Stewart visits schools, colleges, and universities in Britain, France, and elsewhere to talk about writing and pass on his passion for words.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 640 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Curious Fox; 1 edition (1 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CMBW2ZG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #348,245 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Prize-winning author Stewart Ross writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. He has some 250 published titles to his name and his work has been translated into more than 18 languages. When not writing, he runs creative and professional writing workshops at all levels in the UK and elsewhere. In rare leisure time her enjoys reading, travel, food & wine, sport, theatre & music. www.stewartross.com

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 out of 10 7 Aug. 2013
By seamus
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed reading the beta version of this book online and voting for what would happen in each new chapter. So I was really excited to get my hands on the final version and wasn't disappointed. This book is fast paced and thrilling; the world Stewart Ross has created is both scary and fascinating. As a 12 year old, the idea of your 19th year being your last really got me thinking about what a world with no adults would be like. I highly recommend this book to every one, not just teenagers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a page turner!! 3 Jun. 2013
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This is a really, really enjoyable novel and one that I tore through in three sittings.
The characters are well written, the story line is superb (a book about the future of books!)and the plot thickens wonderfully as you go.
The sequel needs to come asap!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great novel 25 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The Soterion Mission is a great book about the power of books. It's really full of suspense and I immensely enjoyed it. I highly recommend it in particular to teenagers and high school teachers. Can't wait for the sequel!
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Format:Paperback
I was looking for some decent fantasy for my 14 year old son to get into, ended up hogging this book all for myself and very glad I did indeed!
(He is currently reading it and loves it! 18/08/13)
From the very first page I was hooked; gripping, involving and at times disturbingly real.
The story unfolds within a barren, twisted world of which there are only a few settings - this is not about huge dramatic
landscapes and cliffs, cavernous grottoes, vast oceans, or charismatic talking trees. That said, it is by no means lacking in creative
power, on the contrary, it is this 'simplicity of scenes' that aids the reader in visualizing (and developing) what I feel is one of
the strong points on this lovely book: the believable characters. They are just kids that have to grow and die real quickly, a
wonderful creative view of what we would have to do if we were put into this predicament, EVERYTHING would change. So masterfully done,
by Mr Ross, I believe, and this is where his empathic, obviously cultured, writing produces some truly wonderful personalities which are simply
so real, so comprehensible that the book totally draws you in till the very last page. A truly powerful, intense, eerie adventure into
the human - or rather - the teenage psyche. I just couldn't put it down, didn't want it to end, and that (unfortunately) doesn't
happen to me too much with books nowadays. Bring on the sequel I say (apparently on its way!)!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 23 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Never read Stweart Ross before but really enjoyed it. So clever!
Gave a copy to my friend's son who devoured it in a day.
Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 23 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Really clever and I enjoyed it
Gave a copy to my friend's teenager son and he devoured it in a day.
Highly recommend it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Soterion Mission 14 Aug. 2013
By Amy
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found this book was a great quick read!
Really enjoyed it and found the plot interesting and very addictive!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings about this book
I loved the fast-paced plot and the storyline was great, as was the description of the world of the Constants and Zeds - I could picture it easily. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lorna H
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
A great page turner, this story is original and well written; it made me laugh, and it made me cry -and books don't normally make me cry!
I can't wait to read the sequel!
Published 6 months ago by virginie
3.0 out of 5 stars WORTH A READ
Fast paced enough to keep you turning pages but very predictable. Having said that, I enjoyed it and it was well written.
Published 12 months ago by Savoyite
5.0 out of 5 stars The Soterion Mission
A very enjoyable read, that explores the nature of childhood, of good and evil, civilisation and wildness.

It's The Lord Of The Flies meets the Handmaid's tale. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A gripping dystopian read but slightly disappointing in some aspects
The Soterion Mission wasn't a bad read. I can see a lot of readers devouring this short novel, with its grittiness. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jack (The Book Stop)
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Ross has created a vivid and imaginative world'
I think that The Soterion Mission is a book that teens and pre-teens will gobble up. Ross has created a vivid and imaginative world that I know people will find believable and... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Lucy @ Queen of Contemporary
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
I loved The Soterion Mission: engaging characters, a racy plot and an imaginative twist to the post-apocalypse genre. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Headmanpete
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