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Astronaut Tim Peake and Author Steve Cole On their New Book Swarm Rising

*Photo Credit: Paul Wilkinson (L - Steve Cole) & NASA ESA (R - Tim Peake)

Swarm Rising is a gripping sci-fiction adventure, for readers 9+ that our reviewers absolutely loved:

"I really liked this book, it was action packed and really fast paced. The story was really exciting and I couldn’t put it down! Would 100% recommend this to everyone!!"
JJ8, aged 11

"This book was awesome!  I have not read a book about aliens and space before but really loved this story and I will definitely be reading other books like this now.... the fast paced story kept me reading on and on."
Djdarcy, aged 11

"This book will have you glued, you will just want to know where it will go next. A epic read that I have told my friends about."
Booyou, aged 12

"Swarm Rising is one of the most exciting books I've ever read, it's just like being with your friends in a fast-paced computer game!"
LuciaB, aged 11

"It was fast paced and believable and I didn’t want it to end. I could imagine this becoming a great series – so Tim Peake and Steve Cole, if you are reading this, please write more!"
RooMaxSpace, aged 10

It is the first collaboration between astronaut Tim Peake and bestselling author Steve Cole and is based on space-age technology. 

We asked both authors to tell us more about the story and their inspiration - check out their video blog below!

Aliens are coming to Earth. But what do they want and are we ready? A swarm is rising...

*Photo Credit: Paul Wilkinson (L - Steve Cole) & NASA ESA (R - Tim Peake)

Toppsta
2021-09-30
Astronaut Tim Peake and Author Steve Cole On their New Book Swarm Rising

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Swarm Rising

For fans of Alex Rider, Young Bond and Cherub, this exciting action-adventure is the first children's book by astronaut Tim Peake and bestselling author Steve Cole, and it's based on space-age science and technology. 

 
When Danny is kidnapped by Adi - who can run through brick walls and make cars drive on water - he realises that all humans are in danger. Adi is part of a super-advanced hive mind, the Swarm, which intends to protect the Earth from the environmental catastrophe caused by the human race.

Adi - Alien Digital Intelligence in the form of a girl - can bend the laws of physics and control digital data, but as a digital being she wants to know what it's like to be human. Which is where Danny comes in.

But what exactly is the 'help' the secretive Swarm is offering? Can Danny and his friend Jamila help Adi stop the Swarm Agents and give humanity a second chance?

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30th September 2021

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The Lion Above the Door
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BOOK OF THE MONTH - From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes an incredible story about missing histories and the concept of a universal family, told with humour and heart.

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