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S.M. Wilson lives on the west coast of Scotland with her fiance and two sons. Her day job is as a nurse in public health - and her dream job is writing fiction. Her love of YA fiction started as a teenager and has never stopped. She wrote The Extinction Trials to try and infect her sons with the same love of reading that she has - watch out, she's hoping it's contagious!
Pounding hot on the clawed heels of its primeval predecessor, this second installment of the rip-roaring The Extinction Trials sequence sees Lincoln and Stormchaser face another deadly mission to save humankind from destruction at the hands of three killer species. Since they managed to survive the first grueling trial on Piloria, who better to return to test out a new virus that could allow humans to resettle there? The action is every bit as satisfyingly high-stakes as book one, with the introduction of new characters and further family revelations providing extra intrigue. Oh, and there are NEW DINOSAURS too! What a killer concept this series is, and executed with all the in-your-face action and crash, bang wallop “what if?” dilemmas fans of fast-paced, fiercely-written fiction could wish for.
January 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Exhilarating escapism, dystopian devastation and dinosaurs A thrilling fast-paced romp through an alternate world in which resources are scarce, and humans have been pushed to the edge by man-eating dinosaurs. With reptilian ravagers occupying huge swathes of land, the Earthasian authorities have invited intrepid citizens to collect dinosaur eggs from the island of Piloria. The eggs will enable scientists to “get to the root of dinosaur DNA”, with the ultimate aim of eliminating these “vicious, mindless creatures” so humans can occupy their territory. While few are expected to survive the terrifying trial, the winner’s prize is priceless – they will be awarded unlimited food and access to healthcare, which is what motivates Lincoln to enter. His sister is dying and this is his only chance to save her. Parentless Stormchaser isn’t exactly sure why she’s decided to enter, except she’s sick of her life in one of Earthasia’s grim Shelters, and has an instinctive urge to explore. With her kick-ass attitude, dogged determination and striking eyes, Storm is your archetypal feisty YA heroine, and the conflict that arises from her feelings of affinity with dinosaurs create an extra fizz of tension alongside the relentless dangers of the trial. “Shouldn't every living creature have the same chance of survival?” she wonders. Throughout, morality is pitted against personal preservation, and fans of fast-paced, quest-driven fiction will surely be left desperate for the second installment of this strident series. ~ Joanne Owen
Storm and Lincoln's city is burning. The people are starving. The only place left to run is Piloria, the continent of monsters. It's up to Storm and Lincoln to keep their people alive as they colonize this lethal paradise. But will the biggest threat to their survival be the monsters in the jungle...or the ones inside the encampment with them? The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park in this wildly popular series filled with action, survival and betrayal.
After surviving on Piloria once, Storm and Lincoln are the obvious candidates to return to the dinosaur continent to test the new virus that should clear the way for human settlement. But they have their own priorities - finding a cure for the plague that's sweeping Earthasia, and keeping themselves alive.
In Stormchaser and Lincoln's ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do ANYTHING to win. But in a land full of monsters - both human and reptilian - they can't afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other...