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The Silent Invasion : The Change Trilogy: Book 1 - James Bradley

The Silent Invasion

The Change Trilogy: Book 1

Paperback Published: 28th March 2017
ISBN: 9781743549896
Number Of Pages: 300
For Ages: 16+ years old

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The first book in a heart-stopping and suspenseful YA trilogy from award-winning author James Bradley.

It's 2027 and the human race is dying. Plants, animals and humans have been infected by spores from space and become part of a vast alien intelligence.

When 16-year-old Callie discovers her little sister Gracie has been infected, she flees with Gracie to the Zone to avoid termination by the ruthless officers of Quarantine. What Callie finds in the Zone will alter her irrevocably, and send her on a journey to the stars and beyond.

About the Author

James Bradley is an award-winning novelist and critic. His books include four novels: Wrack, The Deep Field, the international bestseller, The Resurrectionist, and Clade; a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. He lives in Sydney with his partner, the novelist Mardi McConnochie and his two daughters. The Silent Invasion is his first book for young adult readers.

Industry Reviews

"Fascinating, frightening and utterly compelling" Garth Nix

"A seriously addictive page-turner" Missy Higgins

"In Australia, there is no one like [Bradley] in the imagining of the imminent end time of the way we live now." Sydney Review of Books

"James Bradley's lithe and inventive novels defiantly resist the present." The Australian

"A magnificent writer" The Saturday Paper

"... While The Silent Invasion is fundamentally a thriller with a page-turning plot, it's also a measured, thoughtful exploration of survival in a landscape at once recognisable and unknown. With its timeless themes of identity, connection and love, this is a gripping read for teens and adults alike." 4 Stars, Books+Publishing

great book


This book I found stimulating. I was looking for things to condemn, as fantasy/sci-fi is difficult to make sound true, this book did a good job. I am retired, and found it stimulating, and think young people would possibly identify and think hard about the protagonists and how they might feel. I am looking forward to part 2...

Qld Australia


An Aussie Set YA Apocalypse


Was so good to find an apocalypse young adult type book set in Australia. So many are always set in America but it was refreshing to have one about our own backyard. The story was interesting and engaging, I was totally bummed to find out this had just been released and I'd have to wait for the next book.

Australia Northern Rivers


A great read


Very engaging


book 1 the silent invasion


it wasn't a bad read. but i'm 67. I think it is more suited to the younger readers

scarborough queensland australia


The Silent Invasion

4.5 4


ISBN: 9781743549896
ISBN-10: 174354989X
Series: The Change Trilogy: Book 1
Audience: Children
For Ages: 16+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 28th March 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.22