The Web Of Fire by Steve Voake
  

The Web Of Fire

Written by Steve Voake

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An exciting futuristic story, this strong sequel to The Dreamwalker’s Child sees Skipper and Sam back for a second set of adventures in which they help their friends fight Odoursin by building up a terrifying force of insects. Trained to attack, their fighting force becomes indispensable as their mission becomes desperate when they discover that Odoursin plans to wipe out the whole of mankind….

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The Web Of Fire by Steve Voake

The explosive sequel to The Dreamwalker's Child . Skipper and Sam are back, four years after they vanquished Odoursin and saved humankind from his terrifying plans. But the Aurobon they return to is vastly different from the one they left. Vahlzi has been destroyed and all that remains of Firebrand's forces are scattered groups of resistance fighters. For after his defeat, Odoursin went underground, waiting until the time was right to unleash his new army and annihilate Vahlzi for good. Filled with grief and rage, Skipper and Sam are determined to help their surviving friends fight Odoursin and build a squadron of the fiercest insects ever seen. But their mission becomes heart-stoppingly urgent when they discover that Odoursin is once again plotting to destroy humankind - this time by using the President of the United States...An action-packed adventure of good versus evil, wisdom versus greed - bursting with danger, heroism and ferocious insects.

Reviews

'Compelling sequel' The Times

'A host of exciting characters and a dramatic journey with twists and turns at every point.' CBBC Newsworld

About the Author

Steve Voake

Steve Voake grew up in Midsomer Norton, near Bath, Somerset. His early ambitions were to play football for England and to be a bomb disposal expert so that he could blow stuff up. His favourite pastime was racing home made go-carts (and crashing them) with his friends.

As an adult
After studying for a degree in philosophy, Steve sold ice-creams in the south of France before becoming a primary school teacher. He spent eight very happy years as headteacher of the 'Jack and Jill' school in Kilmersdon, Somerset. The original well from the nursery rhyme can still be found in the playground at the top of the hill.

As an artist
In order to find time to write his first novel, The Dreamwalker's Child, Steve used to get up at 3 a.m. and work for several hours before anyone else was awake. He has written two sequels, The Web of Fire and The Starlight Conspiracy. Steve became a full-time writer in 2005, but still finds that he gets more done if he gets up early!

Things you didn't know about Steve Voake
1. He once threw dry ice into the sea to make smoke and sell more ice-creams.
2. He had a guinea pig called Hammy because he thought it was a hamster.
3. He won an award for Best Comedy Performance at Bath Drama Festival.
4. His favourite animals are prairie dogs and meerkats (joint winners).
5. He loves to play the guitar.
6. His favourite colour is blue and he hates celery.
7. He forgot to concentrate during a parachute jump and nearly landed in a river.
8. He is the cousin of author/illustrator Charlotte Voake.
9. He thinks peanut butter and banana sandwiches are a match made in heaven.
10. He doesn't eat them very often because they would make him tubby.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback (b Format)
336 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Steve Voake
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Author's Website

www.stevevoake.co.uk/

Publisher

Faber And Faber

Publication date

4th January 2007

ISBN

9780571223497

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