Publication date: July 2010
World Rights Rights sold: Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, USA
Flooded England, 2216 ...
Lilly Melkun has outwitted the bloodthirsty reavers - who prowl the waters that cover most of England - and has escaped to Cambridge. But Lilly is far from safe, because still in her keeping is PSAI, the last hand-held computer in existence - a now malfunctioning treasure from the past.
Inside the jewel-like computer is a sinister-looking chip with an unknown purpose. Worse follows, when the professors of Cambridge plug it into an ancient mainframe computer, setting in motion a fiery chain of events leading back to London.
A false anti-terrorist alert has been activated. Strange, out-of-control robots from a long-ago technological time threaten to use ‘maximum force’ to control everything in their way. Once again, it’s up to Lilly, Zeph and friends to save the world from burning.
The sequel to FLOOD CHILD, winner of the 2008 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.
Cat sits bolt upright and puts a paw on my hand, like he wants to steer the tiller. ‘Meow,’ he says, his eyes glinting gold-green in the night. ‘What is it?’ ‘Meow!’ he says, his claws prickling into my skin. At the bow, Lexy lets out a squawk, then claps her