Only the completely original and unalloyed Jeapesian imagination could think of launching a full-scale alien invasion right into the middle of the English Civil War. Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army, as well as a young King Charles II, face the full might of the powerful Holekhors as alien airships fly in the skies over seventeenth century London. This is an extraordinary and thrilling novel, entirely original, and based in one of the most interesting periods of English history. Read about what MIGHT have happened in the seventeenth century - life could have been very different for us all-
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This is an alternative history novel which, once the central premise is accepted, proceeds convincingly and irresistably - Carousel
The intelligent and gripping story comes from an author who has not previously written for teenagers but who will surely do so many times more - TES
It's a 'something for everyone' sort of a book with its unconventional blend of history and science fiction, warfare and even a hint of romance, but its wide-ranging appeal and powerful story work well in the classroom - Guardian
An absorbing mix of science-fiction and historical novel - The School Librarian
Lots of surprises and plot twists in this excellent, really gripping story - Primary Times
Ben Jeapes is the author of two previous science fiction novels, His Majesty's Starship and Winged Chariot. He runs his own science fiction publishing company, Big Engine, and lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.