Author(s): Alan Gibbons
'Real life' or the death defying adventures of the Greek myths, with their heroes and monsters, daring deeds and narrow escapes - which would you choose? For Phoenix it's easy. He hates his new home and the new school where he is bullied. He's embarrassed by his computer geek dad. But when he logs on to The Legendeer, the game his dad is working on, he can be a hero. He is Theseus fighting the terrifying Minotaur, or Perseus battling with snake-haired Medusa. It feels as though he's really there...The Legendeer is more than just a game. Play it if you dare.
Book 1 of a trilogy charged with drama and tension. Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award for the Book I Couldn't Put Down. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Sales of the original edition topped 87,000 copies. 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
Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2001.
'This book has something for everyone - action, excitement, anger and suspense. You'll not want to put it down!' -- Sheryl Fenwick EVENING CHRONICLE (DURHAM)
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.