Orca Rising
By Chris Hannon
Published By

Thistle Publishing

ISBN 9781786080523
Children's Genre 8-12
Publication Date 02/22/2018
Price 7.99
Binding Paperback
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Orca-Rising-Chris-Hannon/dp/1786080524
Ebook Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Orca-Rising-Chris-Hannon-ebook/dp/B079X3S2X6


16-year-old Ocean Daley needs to get away from school, his seaside town and wasting his summer working for his mother’s irritating boyfriend. When his mysterious Uncle Frank offers him a place at a summer school for a select group of gifted teens, he jumps at it.

Author's Bio

Chris grew up in Great Missenden, where the rule is that you must become obsessed with Roald Dahl. He met Dahl at the tender age of five, who begrudgingly assented to sign a copy of the Giraffe, the Pelly and Me, which Chris still treasures. The writing seed was planted.


“An enjoyable read and if you liked Charlie Higson’s Young Bond series or indeed “The Maze” or “The Hunger Games” then I do not believe you will be disappointed. The ending certainly sets up the probability of a sequel for which I certainly will look out for.”
G Heard (Reviewer)

“This is a fast paced, thrilling novel with an engaging mystery.”
Alaa Alkhulaqi (Reviewer)

“A fun, quick read. Interesting premise. Well fleshed out characters. Perfect for younger readers.”

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  1. Fast pace, thrilling read . A page turner for young adults. All three of my children loved it.

  2. Ocean is our young modern hero. The book is a roller coaster of intrigue and deceit. I can’t wait for the next installment.

  3. It is an amazing adventure!!

  4. This novel has all of the elements of great teen fiction. My teenage daughter loved it.

  5. Dope book you must read

  6. Such a fun and fast paced book. Definitely worth a read

  7. Love it, great adventure!!

  8. Easy read, it is highly recommended

  9. Infectious storytelling – give it a go and ride the wave of sequels. Charlie Higson should be looking over his shoulder.

  10. An enlightening read. When it comes to character development, Chris Hannon certainly doesn’t paint by number. Wish I knew his secret!

  11. Remind me some what of the Alex Rider series

  12. Fast paced and thrilling, love the twist at the end! Both our boys loved reading it and can’t wait for the sequel!

  13. The kids loved it, I loved reading it woth them. They are still talking about it weeks later. Bring on the next in the series!

  14. Kids loved it. I loved the ending. Great characters. Cannot wait for the next ones in the series

  15. you can’t miss this book. Excellent!

  16. Greatest book I’ve ever read. #1. Beat out the Bible!!

  17. Excellent teenage fiction. Really engages you with all the characters.

  18. A really good read with interesting characters well developed throughout. Builds to a great climax. Look forward to the next novel.

  19. Just read it on our book club and it’s been brilliant!! Kids have loved it, easy to read and quite engaging till a very good and unpredictable ending. Definitely an excellent book!!

  20. Thrills and Spills.Well written a great read for teenagers Great characters.

  21. Very absorbing read – nice local details. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to the sequel.

  22. Great read .. My teenage boys are now reading it

  23. Cracking read. Good luck Chris!

  24. One of the best YA books I’ve read this year- an important new voice in the genre.

  25. Great work by the author, been following his work since quite a while, brilliant read as always.Cheers !!!

  26. Its thrilling and chilling ,loved it.

  27. Great book, really enjoyable and my son loved it too. Hopefully he will read more books off the back of this one

  28. Easy reading, loved it!

  29. Can’t wait to read more about Ocean’s adventures

  30. An exciting, page-turner of a story, containing well drawn characters and played out in real, recognisable locations. Chris Hannon’s work deserves to be rewarded. We are always looking for books that our grandkids might like, this is up there with anything published by today’s popular authors of children’s fiction.

  31. An amazing adventure

  32. Money is sharper than the sword. Ashanti tribe

  33. A watched pot never boils.

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