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Phoenix Hardcover – 1 Aug 2013
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"Brilliant . . . a total pageturner. . . gloriously produced" (Jacqueline Wilson)
"Completely absorbing . . . The book is beautiful - lavishly illustrated by Dave McKean, with words and pictures working seamlessly together." (Julia Eccleshare Guardian)
"This is fabulous, high-octane stuff, with an uplifting ending, stunningly illustrated by the brilliant McKean" (Sally Morris Daily Mail)
"Breathlessly paced . . . A powerful story of great scope and ambition, from an expert storyteller. And with these gorgeously deep black-and-white illustrations, the great McKean is on absolutely top form here." (Daniel Hahn The Independent on Sunday)
"A big (and big-hearted) story . . . Said’s child-centred, inclusive text and McKean’s gorgeous images combine to produce a story that will encourage young imaginations to take flight. The final sequence, in particular, is both stunning and uplifting." (Linda Buckley-Archer Guardian)
From the creator of Varjak Paw, the famous Kung-fu Cat, comes the incredible story of the one boy who can save the Galaxy.See all Product description
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Title of review: Action packed fantasy
Phoenix takes you on an epic space quest through stunning galaxies and beyond! It is filled with aliens, myths and stars which will appeal to boys and girls. A young boy named Lucky is forced to leave his planet Phoenix after a war between humans and the Axxa army; while on the journey, Lucky hopes to find his father who will explain why stars are singing to him and why he has a luminous, burning power inside him that burns his bed sheet. All Lucky has of him is an astrolabe. He and his mother hitch a lift from an Axxa called Frolicks. Despite the war, Lucky’s mother trusts aliens and knows that the Axxa is a citizen, not a fighter. Sadly, the shadow guards capture her in an impressive fight. In the ship, Lucky meets Bixa, a fierce alien warrior with neon needles, Frollicks, Bixa’s older brother, Mystica, a startalker and the Captain who drives the Sunfire ship. Will Lucky cope with the alien’s horns, hooves and fiery eyes? And will he find his father?
I would rate it a 5/5 stars because the storyline is great and the illustrations are brilliant. I would recommend this book to ten and over since it is mature. Phoenix is filled with science fiction and enchanting magic. These weren’t my favourite genres at first but I was intrigued to read it- now I’m going to read more fantasy books.
Anesa age 11
She loved the 2 Varjak Paw books but says this is even better.
Our only complaint? Bring out more books please SF Said!! We have been waiting for more of his magical books to be released.