Plague by Michael Grant


Written by Michael Grant
Part of the Gone Series

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This is the fourth book (of six) in the mind-blowing Gone series...a blood-pumping, white-knuckle ride of epic proportions. It's a world without adults and normal life has crashed and burned. When you hit 15 everything changes. It's a sci-fi thriller first and foremost but any reader who wants an intense all action thriller that races along and leaves you wanting more should get into the series immediately. Brilliantly plotted with characters you'll both love and hate. Lord of the Flies for the 'Heroes' generation is not far off the beat.

Warning: Contains scenes of cruelty and some violence.

The complete list of books in this epic series is....

1 Gone
2 Hunger
3 Lies
4 Plague
5 Fear
6 Light


Plague by Michael Grant

The FAYZ goes from bad to worse...The Darkness has been foiled once again and the resurrected Drake has been contained. But the streets of Perdido Beach are far from safe, with a growing army of mutants fighting against the humans for power in the town. In a small room of a house near the edge of town Little Pete lies ill on a bed. In his fevered dreams he continues his battle with the hidden evil that seeks to use his power to bring about anarchy and destruction.

Click here to see Michael Grant getting grilled by Lovereading4kids reporter Hugh from 2009.


'... exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up. This is great fiction. I love this book' - Stephen King

'If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this'
- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)

About the Author

Michael Grant

Michael Grant has always been fast paced. He’s lived in almost 50 different homes in 14 US states, and moved in with his wife, Katherine Applegate, after knowing her for less than 24 hours. His long list of previous occupations includes cartoonist, waiter, law librarian, bowling alley mechanic, restaurant reviewer, documentary film producer and political media consultant.

Michael and Katherine have co-authored more than 150 books, including the massive hit series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies. Working solo, Michael is the author of the internationally bestselling series GONE and the groundbreaking transmedia trilogy BZRK.

Michael, Katherine and their two children live in the San Francisco Bay Area, not far from Silicon Valley.

Q&A with Michael..

Where and when were you born?

Los Angeles California. There was a manger involved.

Where do you live and who with?

I live in Irvine, California, which is in “The OC” as we would say. I live with my wife, K.A. Applegate, and our two kids Jake, 11 (feet tall) and Julia, 9 (inches tall.) We have three pets: Goofy, a very large, very stupid, very sweet, poop-eating yellow Labrador; Pugs a nasty, hostile, ugly, yapping pug who I have not yet managed to kill; and Lightning, my daughter’s cat.

How did you first start writing?

My wife and I started writing together in 1989. At the time we were cleaning homes and offices for a living. Since then we’ve written over 150 books, sometimes together, sometimes separately, often under pseudonyms.

What inspires you?

Fear of having to get a real job. Oh, you mean artistically? I don’t know. I seem to be a compulsive writer. I like the rush of taking on something difficult, having no clear idea what I’m doing, and somehow pulling it off.

Have you won any awards for your work?

Fine, rub my nose in that. Great. Actually, the only award I have is a Pollie Award for political ads I produced for the Democrats a few years back.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Amused. Impatient. Political.

What do you do to relax?

Watch TV. Go to restaurants. I don’t find reading fiction relaxing, exactly, it’s too much like work. I tend to read history for relaxation.

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560 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Electric Monkey an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

2nd April 2012




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