Author(s): Alan Gibbons
The third and final novel in Alan Gibbons' fantasy trilogy. Phoenix, a present day boy, will meet the evil Gamesmaster, drawn into battle with him through a computer game that becomes all too real. The setting for the final conflict is the world of Norse and Viking myth and Phoenix must confront Loki and the ancient Norse gods in a terrifying struggle to save our world and fulfil his destiny. Alan Gibbons has an extraordinary understanding of contemporary children and his gift translates into a thrilling, page-turning novel filled with fantasy, adventure and the reality of contemporary life
The final part of the trilogy that began with SHADOW OF THE MINOTAUR and continued in VAMPYR LEGION Book 1, 'Shadow of the Minotaur', won the Blue Peter Book Award for the Book I Couldn't Put Down and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Contemporary, virtual reality setting. Extensive backlist remains in print with UK sales of over half a million copies. Alan Gibbons has been published in 11 languages around the world. Widely and frequently reviewed by all major publications. 'Gibbons deserves to be recognised as a national treasure.' Bookseller 'Gibbons' attention to detail and ability to get to the core of teenage concerns is nothing short of brilliant.' Joanne Owen
Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.