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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Age Range: 9 years and up
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (27 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007521588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007521586
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 3.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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“Funny, thrilling, brain-punchingly good.” Derek Landy

"Anyone who loves science and adventure would love this book, it has a great mix of complication and humor." Tilly, Lovereading4Kids

"This was a fantastic book because it was jam packed with lots of action and adventure. As well as being an exciting read it also made me laugh out loud." Alice, Lovereading4Kids

About the Author

John McNally is a screenwriter who’s worked with Aardman, Sony and the BBC. INFINITY DRAKE is his first novel and was written for his children (who, of course, knew nothing about it). Once it sold to a publisher he finally showed it to his kids. Luckily, they liked it, and now millions of others will too…


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Format: Hardcover
HarperCollins have published some of my all-time favourite series books for kids. I'm talking The Saga of Darren Shan and Demonata, both by Darren Shan, Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, and my own personal favourite - Will Hill's Department 19. With Shan now writing his Zom-B books for Simon & Schuster, and both Skulduggery Pleasant and Department 19 reaching their conclusions, I have been keeping my fingers tightly crossed, hoping that Harper will find something as good to fill this looming gap, and I should never have doubted them as head honcho Nick Lake and the team have pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat again: Infinity Drake: The Sons of Scarlatti by John McNally is everything I hoped for and more.

If I had a checklist of everything I would be looking for in a first-in-series book, then Infinity Drake would have a tick in every single box:

Non-stop action and adventure from beginning to end - triple check
An intelligent, brave and, most importantly, genuinely likeable lead character that kids will love rooting for - triple check
Multiple instances of near-death, life on the line peril for our hero - check
A just-as-interesting cast of supporting characters - double check
A superbly nasty villain with a truly diabolical plan for world domination (and one that we haven't seen before) - triple check
Great dialogue - check
A thread of humour woven though the book, to take the dark edge off the nastiness of the villains plans - check
An original concept that we haven't seen in a book for the 9+ age group in recent years - check
Smart prose with vocabulary hasn't been dumbed down and therefore challenges readers - check

I think you can probably tell from this that I am a fan, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
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Mind-bogglingly brilliant, flawless from start to finish. Big laughs from small characters. Fantastic for reading under the bed covers, I can't wait for the next instalment - Stanley
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Format: Paperback
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.

To begin with, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book – I was worried that it was going to end up being a rip-off of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and it’s certainly true that the author was probably influenced by that. However, this book offers so much more.

Loosely speaking, it follows the story of the young Infinity Drake (Finn for short), as he helps his Uncle Al to save the world from a terrorist conspiracy. The terrorists have released the scarlatti insect, an extremely dangerous creature which threatens to spread across the majority of the civilised world, wiping out 6 billion people.

Finn and his Uncle Al team up with some science folks to carry out an audacious plan – a crack military team is to be shrunk down to the size of fingernails and send to track down the terrorists’ scarlatti by releasing, tracking and following a second scarlatti, the only other insect of its kind in the world. Sounds like nothing could go wrong, right?

Wrong. The mission is compromised, and the special forces team has to operate off the radar, with no way of getting back in touch with HQ. Plus they have to deal with insects and animals that are bigger than they are, and when your grenades are the size of a speck of dust, it’s pretty difficult to take down an angry carnivore.

This book would be perfect for young adults with an interest in science, because science plays a key role throughout the manuscript. Whether the science that McNally speaks about is possible or not, it’s certainly plausible – the only thing that threw me off was a momentary reference to Google Analytics, which was poorly researched.
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Format: Hardcover
This is the best book everrrrr action packed thrilling wonderful a great read and I have got my head stuck in it now it -Edward
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I bought this for book for my 13yo son, who rarely reads because 'books are boring, mum', and I ended up reading it myself! It's a real page-turner for all ages; warm, funny and nerve-racking in parts. Can't wait for the second installment.
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*Disclaimer: Book received for free through a Goodreads Giveaway*

A young boy gets sucked into saving the world by his scientist uncle and ends up being shrunk to fight mutant wasps. Reminded me of Artemis Fowl, with a healthy dose of Honey I Shrunk the Kids for good measure! A gripping read, although the efforts to include gamer language grated at times. Definitely recommended though, and not too childish for adults to read by any means.
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Loved this book, think it has to be my favourite book of all time, very exciting and funny, would highly recommend it
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I was given Infinity Drake – Son of Scarlatti to review by Goodreads. It is a fast moving action novel with a teenage hero. The dialogue is witty and will appeal to teenagers. The basic adventure plot has a sci-fi twist as the main character; Infinity Drake helps his uncle, who works for the Government, to foil a terrorist plot, by agreeing to being shrunk to the size of an insect. Infinity (Finn) is a brave and resourceful teenager whose adventures as a small hero are … well… heroic. I loved the scientific detail in the book and I know this will particularly appeal to boys, think ‘Stormbreaker’ meets ‘Honey I shrunk the Kids’ and this describes the tension and humour that abound in Son of Scarlatti. I would recommend this for young teenagers especially boys.
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