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Written by Tom Huddleston

Illustrated by Manuel Šumberac

Part of the Floodworld Series

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FloodWorld Review

Adventure Stories Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Gritty Reads Science Fiction

A thought-provoking, intelligent dystopian thriller

Set in a flooded future world, Tom Huddleston’s book is a thrilling adventure, in which two young people are caught up in a world of pirates, gangsters, power struggles and corruption. Kara and Joe live in a floating slum on the edge of what is left of London after rising seas have drowned our civilisation. They’ve always been told that the Mariners, gangs who live entirely at sea, are terrorists. But then Joe’s life is saved by a Mariner, who entrusts him with a secret map. It’s a story that poses questions about our future, individual responsibility and the morals of political activism. Timely, thought-provoking, and action-packed.

Andrea Reece

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The Editor at Nosy Crow says:   “This is a brilliant, thought-provoking fantasy told in high definition with total surround sound!”

FloodWorld Synopsis

FloodWorld is a gripping, action-packed story for 10+ readers. Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves in a world of trouble. Suddenly everyone's after them: gangsters, cops and ruthless Mariner pirates in their hi-tech submarines. The two children must find a way to fight back before Floodworld's walls come tumbling down... With cover illustration by Manuel Sumberac.

FloodWorld Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

I really, really enjoyed this book. The writing was really descriptive and I felt like I was right there with them through the whole adventure! Full review

Lily O’Dwyer (Age 10)

If you like Pirates and Battles this book is perfect for you. It gets more exciting as it goes along, so keep reading to find out who ends up with control of the City and Shanties... Full review

Lucas Blake (Age 8)

Imagine living underwater and being chased by pirates in submarines!! Flood World is a brilliant adventure tale of good versus evil and it will have you struggling to put it down. Possibly the best book I have read this year. I LOVE it! Full review

Ethan Watkin (Age 11)

Loved the storyline, found it hard to put the book down as it was such a page turner. Joe is my favourite character. Full review

William Pasturel (Age 14)

As soon as I turned the first few pages of this book I knew i would enjoy it. An amazing page turner with shocking twists. Full review

Alex Hall (Age 13)

FloodWorld Press Reviews

“Action-packed sci-fi with a cinematic feel.”   – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“If you’re on the lookout for an exciting, action-filled read with some thoughtful things to say about the future and the nature of society, this is definitely one you should try!”   – A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea (blog)

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ISBN: 9781788004343
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788004343
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Tom Huddleston
Illustrator: Manuel Šumberac
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Ecological and Environmental, Fantasy / Magical, Gritty Reads, Science Fiction
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children
Collections: Eco Reads - 70 books for a Greener Future,

About Tom Huddleston

Tom Huddleston is an author, musician and film journalist based in Stoke Newington, East London. He was raised in North Yorkshire where his first novel, 2013's future-medieval fantasy The Waking World, was set. He's since written three instalments in the official Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space saga and is currently working on a series entitled Warhammer Adventures for Games Workshop. His interests include pizza, outdoor swimming, chewy sweets and watching far too many movies.

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