Skyship Academy

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Skyship Academy

The Pearl Wars

By Nick James

Flux, Paperback, 9780738723419, 376pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2011


"A definite must-read "--JAMES DASHNER, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner

A devastated Earth's last hope is found in Pearls: small, mysterious orbs that fall from space and are capable of supplying enough energy to power entire cities. Battling to control the Pearls are the Skyship dwellers--political dissidents who live in massive ships in the Earth's stratosphere--and the corrupt Surface government.

Jesse Fisher, a Skyship slacker, and Cassius Stevenson, a young Surface operative, cross paths when they both venture into forbidden territory in pursuit of Pearls. Their chance encounter triggers an unexpected reaction, endowing each boy with remarkable--and dangerous--abilities that their respective governments would stop at nothing to possess.

Enemies thrust together with a common goal, Jesse and Cassius make their way to the ruins of Seattle to uncover the truth about their new powers, the past they didn't know they shared, and a shocking secret about the Pearls.

About the Author
Alice Barnard is Chief Executive of the Peter Jones Foundation. Allan Biggar is Chairman of Allan Biggar and Company. Rachel Bridge is an author, journalist and public speaker. Simon Burton is founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Anne Cantelo is MD of Soho Square PR agency, Onyx, and a writer. Simon Dixon is CEO of Bank to the Future. Peter Ibbetson is Chairman of Small Businesses, RBS and NatWest. Nick James is founder of Fresh Business Thinking. Eugene Kaspersky is Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab. Ewan MacLeod is Head of Bizcrowd. Christian Nellemann is CEO and founder of XLN and a serial entrepreneur. Susan Perry is a Senior Associate solicitor at Kerman & Co LLP Solicitors. Guy Rigby is Head of the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Smith & Williamson. Sarah Shields is General Manager and Executive Director of Consumer, Small and Medium Enterprises, Dell UK. Mike Southon is a business keynote speaker, Financial Mail columnist, entrepreneur and co-author of the best-selling Beermat Entrepreneur series. Peter Turner is a Regional Director at the FD Centre and founder of the Entrepreneurs Club, London. Hartmut Wagner is Managing Director of Cloud Solutions at Exact.