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Monday 16 September 2013

Review: The Last Thirteen: 13

13 nightmares will change the world.
7 billion souls are in danger.
1 enemy will stop at nothing to destroy them all.

If you’re looking for a middle fiction thriller series with cliff-hanger endings, plot twists, conspiracy theories, world travel, secret training facilities, cutting edge technology and exciting action scenes, look no further. The Last Thirteen is here.

In The Last Thirteen: 13, readers meet Sam, a normal teenager living a normal life except for the terrible nightmares he suffers after being in a traumatic fire that killed his best friend. Little does Sam know that his life is far from normal.

A prophecy is nearing completion. The search is on for the Last Thirteen, a group of people with a special ability to have their dreams come true. Although unaware of it, they will come together to change the world.

When Sam has a nightmare about the destruction of the world, his life is thrown into chaos. This is the dream that starts the race to find the Last Thirteen. Abducted from his school by one secret organisation, he and two other kidnapped teens are then the target of a second attack. Their rescuers also seem to be intent on carrying Sam, Alex and Eva away despite their protests. Who can Sam trust and why should he believe their crazy stories about controlling dreams and fulfilling ancient prophecies?

The Last Thirteen: 13 sets the scene for an exciting ongoing story filled with secret agencies fighting to gain control of Sam and his new friends and, through them, control the outcome of the ultimate showdown between good and evil. Written by bestselling Australian thriller author James Phelan, The Last Thirteen will appeal to readers looking for a fast-paced, plot-driven thriller/action series.

The first book in the series, The Last Thirteen:13, was published by Scholastic in September 2013 with twelve additional books to follow. The final book will be released in December 2014. The series is supported online, with additional exclusive content, competition details, monthly updates and access to book trailers available at The Last Thirteen website.

Title: The Last Thirteen
Author: James Phelan
Publisher: Scholastic, $7.50 RRP
Publication Date: September 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742831848
For ages: 11+
Type: Middle Fiction