Thirteen boys. Twelve dead. One survives. For now . . .
Adam was born at midnight in London on the 1st January 2020. He is the target of a cult that believes boys born on the stroke of the new millennium must die before the end of their thirteenth year. Twelve boys have been killed so far.
Coron, the crazy cult leader, will stop at nothing to bring in his new kingdom. And now he is planning a bombing spectacular across London to celebrate the sacrifice of his final victim . . .
Thirteen is the first in an explosive thriller series from Tom Hoyle. Read on with the action-packed Spiders. Perfect for fans of Michael Grant.
As a baby, Adam was almost killed by a sword-wielding member of a cult known as the People; 13 years later it's now 2013 they've tracked him down once again. The People are led by the merciless Lord Coron, who is determined to kill the 13 boys born at midnight on Jan. 1, 2000, before they turn 14; he's already murdered 12 of them. In an isolated schoolhouse, Lord Coron manipulates his followers into believing that once Adam is dead, the "Reign of the People" can begin. After the People injure Adam's adoptive parents and capture his childhood friend turned romantic interest, Adam and a boy who escaped the cult attempt to stop the People before they destroy London. Hoyle's fast-paced first novel is light on character development, and the dialogue is somewhat wooden, but the omniscient narration (Adam's adoptive parents "did not know that Adam was a millennium baby. They did not know that his death was being planned") keeps suspense high. The ending is left unresolved, paving the way for a sequel. Ages 12 up.
I read this book with my friend and we were so hooked on it after the 3rd chapter. We enjoyed it and thought it had a strong storyline and interesting ending
This book is my favourite book and along with survivor, spiders and challenge Tom Hoyle is my favourite author. Would recommend to anybody 👌
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