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WaR: Wizards and Robots

Written by, Brian David Johnson

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LoveReading View on WaR: Wizards and Robots

February 2018 Debut of the Month

In a nutshell: sci-fi and fantasy blend in high-action, thought-provoking adventure

Musician and entertainer has collaborated with science of the future specialist Brian David Johnson to create an epic adventure. WaR seamlessly combines fantasy favourites wizards with robots, long beloved in sci-fi but now accepted as a crucial part of all our futures. Flipping back and forth in time, it stars feisty teenager Sara, whose mother is creating the first fully intelligent robot. This puts Sara at the centre of a power struggle, spanning centuries, between wizards and robots. As the story unfolds however, Sara must reconcile the two factions to defeat a common enemy. In this she’s helped by a young wizard called Geller and a robot, Kaku. Intriguing, refreshing and packed full of ideas, the momentum of the story sweeps readers along to its dramatic conclusion (at the CERN institute!). Real science is scattered throughout, and sci-fi has never seemed so now.  ~ Andrea Reece


WaR: Wizards and Robots Synopsis

An explosive action-adventure novel created by and renowned futurist Brian David Johnson. Wizards are real, robots from the future are here, and the fate of our world rests in the hands of one unsuspecting teenager.When a young man breaks into her home claiming her life is in danger, Ada Luring's world changes forever. Geller is a wizard, on the run from his father's hidden clan who want to kill Ada and her mother. Sara Luring is the scientist who will create the first robot, the wizards' age-old foes. But a robot has travelled back in time to find Ada, and will lay everything on the line to protect her, as she may just be the key to preventing the earth's destruction in the future. Ada, Geller and the robots must learn to work together to change the past and secure the future. But they don't have much time before a mysterious enemy launches its attack on Earth...

WaR: Wizards and Robots Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading teen/YA Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Rose Spear, age 12 - 'WAR is an amazing book full of adventure and excitement. I could read this book again and again and I would never get bored as the story is so good'
  • Jasmine, Yr 7 - Thorp Academy - 'This a very good book and it got better and more intriguing towards the end. I have never read a book like it and I probably will never read something like it again.'
  • Zephyr Thompson - Benfield School , age 12 - 'When I read WaR I noticed that I couldn’t relate it to any other story that I have read, it is unique.  It was inspirational and one of the best books that I have read in recent years.'
  • M. Chadwick - Benfield School - 'What starts as an epic struggle between ancient wizarding powers of the past and the artificial intelligence and technology of robots from the future, turns into a fight to save the whole world from the Spawn, the unknown alien invaders.  I loved it'
  • Khadijah Ahmed - 'If jetting back and forth in time with Wizards and Robots to save the world from a mysterious evil sounds like your kind of weekend, definitely pick this book up!'
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson, 15 - 'This is a story about Wizards and Robots travelling through time in order to save the world.'
  • Verity Corrick-Gough, age 13 - 'This book keeps you intrigued so you would never want to put it down. The plot is so unusual that it is mind blowing. I have loved reading this book. I would definitely recommend it to others.'
  • Felicity Wilcox, age 14 - 'An interesting and action packed book with good character development and many characters with weird names.'
  • Isaac, age 14 - 'A thrilling, captivating novel that will stay with you for years to come.'
  • Dylan Sweet, age 14 - 'Its unique and interesting plot gripped me from the beginning.... Full of action packed intense adventure, this book is a must read for fantasy lovers in the reading world...I would strongly recommend this book to everyone due to its serious drama with a hint of humour.'
  • Phoebe Allan - 'For sci-fi and magic fans alike, this book is perfect...A refreshingly new story, full of science, magic and teenage stress....what more could a reader ask for! A definite thumbs up!'
  • Edward Bailey, age 13 - 'A great read for all ages, beautifully written.'
  • Jake, Year 7 - Great Torrington School - 'The author has carefully blended fictional past with a glimpse of a future with robots. With magic added to the mix and revenge sprinkled through it, it makes for a fun and exciting read.'

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ISBN: 9780141360683
Publication date: 25/01/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141360683
Publication date: 25th January 2018
Author:, Brian David Johnson
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Science Fiction
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About, Brian David Johnson is a multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator, and a seven-time Grammy Award winner. Known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide, he is also an enthusiastic user of technologies. In recognition of his ability to harness technology to enhance entertainment, creativity and communication, Intel Corporation appointed will as Director of Creative Innovation in 2011. With a commitment to inspire kids to stay in school and go to college to become the leaders of tomorrow, advocates the importance and power of a good education through his ...

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