From the Shivering Mountain to the mouth of the Echo’s Cave, the Firebird will make its final stand...
The story reaches its epic conclusion.
The one thing worse than being alone in the world is discovering that you’re not.
Our world lies broken, and it’s up to Leo Lloyd-Jones, Paige Harris, and the other young volunteers of Project Firebird to fix it. So, no pressure.
With England’s great cities swallowed by forest, and the Irish Sea parked on the M6 motorway, the only signs of life so far have been unexplained plumes of fire that burst on the evening skyline. The primitive village that Leo’s team stumble upon certainly seems to need their help. But something very strange is amiss here. Who or what is the mysterious ‘Echo’ that the people fear? And why are there so many more women than men?
Learning the truth pitches Leo into a nightmare in which Paige’s life hangs in the balance. Will he find the legendary place where his best friend can be saved – or will the Echo claim her first?
How do you save the world when it’s already too late?
Don’t ask Leo Lloyd-Jones. Ask him how to steal a car, or why he got excluded from every school in Salford, but don’t come to him for help. This whole thing must be a daft mistake – and if anyone finds out, he’s done for.
Earth is on a deadly collision course that nothing can prevent. The only real hope is Project Firebird, deep inside a blast-proof bunker that shelters the brightest and bravest young people. Leo has got mixed up with the likes of Rhys Carnarvon, the celebrated teenage polar explorer, and other child prodigies chosen to keep the flame of civilisation.
Among them is the streetwise Paige Harris, a girl Leo likes a lot (but not in that way). Paige is desperate to rescue her little sister from London before the catastrophe strikes. But no-one is crazy enough to try that. Almost no-one.
Leo is about to find out why he’s here.