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Created: 14th August, 2015

The Last Wild

Author: Piers Torday
Publisher: Quercus

Kester lives in Spectrum Hall, an academy for challenging children. Unable to speak since separation from his parents, he unexpectedly finds he is able to communicate with a cockroach who helps him to break out from his prison-like existence. He has been lead to believe that all the animals in the outside world have died of disease and that human beings are under the same threat. But is this true? And what are the motives of those who spread these rumours? Kester is about to find out.

A dystopian adventure with significant environmental and political themes. Kester’s story continues in The Dark Wild (9781848663787, Quercus £7.99) and concludes in The Wild Beyond (9781848669536, Quercus £6.99). A prequel The Wild Before (9781786541116, Quercus £12.99) publishes in 2021.

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