Author(s): Huw Powell
Abandoned as a baby on the planet Remota, deep in the seventh solar system, Jake Cutler lives a sheltered life. But all that changes when his home is invaded by ruthless space pirates with just one target: him. Soon Jake is on the run with a bounty hunter and the suspicious-looking crew of a spaceship called the Dark Horse. Forced to contend with zero-gravity, shipwrecks and black holes, Jake must discover the truth about his past before he is hunted down and caught. And as for the crew of the Dark Horse, could there be more to his new-found friends than meets the eye? The action-packed first book in the Spacejackers trilogy is full of aliens, space monsters, gadgets, battleships - and one boy's search for his destiny. Perfect for fans of Star Wars or Pirates of the Caribbean.
Star Wars meets Pirates of the Caribbean in the first of three swashbuckling space pirate adventures.
I was desperate to know what happened next -- Kaspar, age 12 I would recommend it to all of my friends -- Freddie, age 10
Huw Powell was born in August 1976 in Bristol during the hottest summer on record. He grew up in the village of Pill in North Somerset, where he wrote his first stories for friends and family. His best subjects at school were English Literature and Art, both of which he went on to study at university. Huw started writing novels while working in London for Lloyds Bank. He now lives in Portishead with his wife Beata and their two energetic sons. When he's not sat at his computer, Huw enjoys watching films and spending time with his family. Spacejackers is his first book for children.