MetaWars: The Dead are Rising

Jeff Norton

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Orchard Books

9781408314609
368
Synopsis

The Changsphere offers a safe haven for the Uploaded, and with more processing power than the Southern Corner could ever offer, the Uploaded begin to grow, develop, and yearn to be alive again. With the Changsphere offering competition to the Metasphere, more and more avatars take up residency in it. But the Uploaded begin to prey on live avatars, infecting them, and their users, with their personalities and becoming reborn in the real world. The dead are rising. Now reborn into the real world, the once dead avatars will not let anyone shut down the Changsphere - the source of their rebirth. Meanwhile, Jonah, Sam, and Axel struggle to keep the Metasphere safe from Granger's assault on the Western Corner, which is housed in the old subway lines under New York City. But Jonah struggles with whether they are doing the right thing: in fighting Granger, they face a more dangerous virtual world, where millions of Uploaded now roam freely, stalking users for their virtual avatars and their real bodies.

In the media
Pacy and easy to read, with plenty of thrilling action sequences but there are also moments of reflection.

Bookbag

We love these two high-octane preteen thrillers... very skilfully structured to appeal to even the most reluctant reader. Your child (of either sex incidentally) will love the well depicted characters and video game flavour adventure.

Ham & High

One of the paciest YA thrillers of the year. A cracking action thriller.

Daily Telegraph

Well drawn major characters, unusual ideas and some complex relationships make this a fine, satisfying read.

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