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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...
July 2015 Book of the Month OK, pay attention – you’ll need to concentrate because the action in the Infinity Drake series moves at the speed of light: Infinity Drake, aka Finn, gaming fan, just about to turn thirteen, and only 9.8cm high (he was shrunk to join a tiny military kill team out to destroy a wasp/bioweapon and is now stuck at this size) is about to take on a new mission. Arch villain Kaparis has another plan for world domination, only Finn and his band of bullet-sized heroes can stop him. What follows is 400 pages of action-adventure, gadgets, technology, jokes – and surprisingly informative foot-notes. An absolute treat for gadget-mad techies, this is sharp stuff. Even James Bond would tip his hat to Finn, small as he is! ~ Andrea Reece
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - March 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month Meet Finn, shrunk to 9mm tall by his uncle in order to save mankind by stopping a killing machine from wreaking havoc. Full of humour and high action adventure even if its characters are very small.
Brockie Jack and Big Len Quinn rob a stage coach and make off with a heap of gold only to have it stolen from them hours later. Jack scorches a trail across Montana trying to recover his lost gold. Town Marshal Matt Buck goes toe to toe with him. In this story of greed and treachery, Buck's world is turned upside down when Brockie snatches his son. Buck must find the gold and return it to Jack in exchange for his son's life.
Sailors Diggings an isolated mining settlement is left reeling when outlaws slaughter seventeen of the stunned population and clean out the assay office stealing $75,000 worth of freshly mined gold. A group of vigilantes led by Don Plunkett give chase determined to dispense some Old West justice. Eddie Carter is mistaken for a gang member and to escape a lynching he must go on the run handcuffed to outlaw leader Dave Mooney, the man responsible for the death of his partner. In the confrontation that follows, the stolen gold disappears with an outcome that nobody could have anticipated.
The Promise of Failure is part memoir of the writing life, part advice book, and part craft book; sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching, but always honest. McNally uses his own life as a blueprint for the writer's daily struggles as well as the existential ones, tackling subjects such as when to quit and when to keep going, how to deal with depression, what risking something of yourself means, and ways to reenergize your writing through reinvention. What McNally illuminates is how rejection, in its best light, is another element of craft, a necessary stage to move the writer from one project to the next, and that it's best to see rejection and failure on a life-long continuum so that you can see the interconnectedness between failure and success, rather than focusing on failure as a measure of self-worth. As brutally candid as McNally can sometimes be, The Promise of Failure is ultimately an inspiring book-never in a Pollyannaish self-help way. McNally approaches the reader as a sympathetic companion with cautionary tales to tell. Written by an author who has as many unpublished books under his belt as published ones, The Promise of Failure is as much for the newcomer as it is for the established writer.
Sam Heggarty returns home to hunt for the gunmen who robbed and executed his father. As he makes his way back, he witnesses another murder and stumbles across a clue to the people responsible for his father's death. Sam becomes caught up in the chase to track down an escaped prisoner as he partners up with ageing lawman, County Sheriff Lewis Leeming. He discovers that the one person who may hold the key to the identity of his father's murderers is someone that everyone else is intent on killing. Heggarty will have to save the life of a man involved in his father's death.
Get shrunk! Humour and high-stakes combine in the conclusion to the action-packed Infinity Drake series. A BIG adventure with a tiny hero! And you thought 9mm was small? Infinity Drake takes it to a whole 'nother level... After months of captivity Finn and Carla reach their final destination; evil mastermind Kaparis's secret lair in the Carpathian mountains. Once there Finn learns the villain's true purpose - to conquer his paralysis and rise again. To do so Kaparis must shrink a team of medics down to microscopic size to repair his damaged spine, and now he's cracked the Boldklub code it seems nothing can stop him. Apart, that is, from a microscopic hero... Join Infinity Drake on his wildest ride yet - deep inside the body of his nemesis, where he must fight for his life... and bring down the giant once and for all.
Get shrunk! Humour and high-stakes combine in the conclusion to the action-packed Infinity Drake series. A BIG adventure with a tiny hero!And you thought 9mm was small?Infinity Drake takes it to a whole 'nother levelAfter months of captivity Finn and Carla reach their final destination; evil mastermind Kaparis's secret lair in the Carpathian mountains. Once there Finn learns the villain's true purpose to conquer his paralysis and rise again. To do so Kaparis must shrink a team of medics down to microscopic size to repair his damaged spine, and now he's cracked the Boldklub code it seems nothing can stop him. Apart, that is, from a microscopic heroJoin Infinity Drake on his wildest ride yet deep inside the body of his nemesis, where he must fight for his life and bring down the giant once and for all.
James Bond war gestern: Wie ein moderner Gulliver kampft ein winzigkleiner Held gegen gigantische Widersacher. Seine Waffen sind Witz, Scharfsinn und Coolness sowie jede Menge wissenschaftliche Facts. Ein grandioser Actionthriller aus der Froschperspektive, und auch noch mit Humor. Groartig!Ein neuer Fall fr das millimetergroe Nano-Einsatzteam, zu dem auch der 13-jhrige Finn gehrt: Ausgerechnet in die grte Hardwarefabrik der Welt ist eine Armee bsartiger Nanobots eingedrungen, winzig kleine Roboter, die eine Art "e;Schwarmintelligenz"e; besitzen und die hier hergestellten Spielekonsolen und Smartphones infizieren. Und damit in die ganze Welt verschickt werden knnten. Ein Zusammenbruch der globalen Computersysteme wre die Folge. Totale Kontrolle und Manipulation, vielleicht sogar die Auslschung der Menschheit. Noch whrend das Einsatzteam sich bereit macht, werden Finn und Oma pltzlich entfhrt Jagd in der verbotenen Stadt"e; ist der zweite Band der Infinity Drake-Trilogie.
Get shrunk! Humour and high-stakes combine in the action-packed Infinity Drake series. A BIG adventure with a tiny hero!Infinity Drake - Finn for short - is STILL only 9mm tall. But before his crazy scientist uncle can figure out a way to return him to his normal size, a new threat emerges on the other side of the world. Supreme villain, Kaparis, plans to release an army of self-replicating nano-bots - a hardware virus that will give him total control of global communications. Finn and his gang of bullet-sized heroes find themselves on a deadly mission: to stop the bot infection before it conquers mankind... Nano-bots: prepare to be cut down to size.
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