By Scott Ely
An unheard of sequence of hurricanes has swollen the Mississippi River to unheard-of degrees and is threatening to place New Orleans and lots of the low-lying components of the South lower than water. Fifteen-year-old Stephen is spending the summer time along with his father close to a small city north of Lake Pontchartrain whilst one other robust typhoon arrives and the levees at the Mississippi River thoroughly fail. within the anarchy and chaos that effects, Stephen's father is killed, and the boy is left to fend for himself. Stephen quickly encounters Angela, a school scholar whose mom and dad have additionally been killed. Navigating the labyrinth of flooded fields and cities in an airboat, the 2 set out looking for Stephen's mom and better floor. Armed with either weapons and the talents his survivalist father has taught him, and again and again faced via those that will kill for meals, water and guns, Stephen struggles to keep up desire and his humanity within the face of violence and desperation.
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Science fiction. 2. Imaginary creatures—Fiction. 3. Princes—Fiction. 4. War—Fiction. 5. ] I. Thompson, Keith, 1982– ill. II. Title. W5197Beh 2010 [Fic]—dc22 2010009755 ISBN 978-1-4424-0957-6 (eBook) To Justine: nine years, seventeen novels, and counting Alek raised his sword. ” Deryn hefted her own weapon, studying Alek’s pose. His feet were splayed at right angles, his left arm sticking out behind like the handle of a teacup. His fencing armor made him look like a walking quilt. Even with his sword pointed straight at her, he looked barking silly.
I. Thompson, Keith, 1982– ill. II. Title. W5197Beh 2010 [Fic]—dc22 2010009755 ISBN 978-1-4424-0957-6 (eBook) To Justine: nine years, seventeen novels, and counting Alek raised his sword. ” Deryn hefted her own weapon, studying Alek’s pose. His feet were splayed at right angles, his left arm sticking out behind like the handle of a teacup. His fencing armor made him look like a walking quilt. Even with his sword pointed straight at her, he looked barking silly. ” she asked. ” “A proper idiot, more like,” Deryn muttered, wishing again that her first lesson were someplace less public.
If raw electriks flowed across the airship’s skin, even the tiniest hydrogen leak could burst into flame. ” “The ones I’ve seen could hardly shoot across a room,” Klopp said. “They only tickled your fingers or made your hair stand on end. ” Alek turned to Mr. Hirst, who was watching their conversation with an air of disinterest, and said in English, “We have to come about! ” Mr. Hirst raised an eyebrow. ” “Yes! Klopp has worked with the German land forces. ” Alek sighed. ” The chief engineer peered down at the Goeben.