Piers TordayKester Jaynes lives in a world run by a corporation, where animals are almost extinct. When some of the survivors track him down, he learns that he’s one of the few people who can communicate with them — and they need him to save them. Imagine a sci-fi Roald Dahl with an environmental twist, page-turning adventure, and humor, and you have Piers Torday’s Last Wild books.
Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. And soon Kester realizes: he is the only one who can stop them. Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too? The sequel to Piers Torday’s The Last Wild takes the adventure from country to city, with all of the first book’s excitement, humor, and heart.
“A hugely inventive adventure.” —Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
In a world where animals are slowly fading into extinction, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes feels as if he hardly exists either. He’s been locked away in a home for troubled children and is unable to speak a word. Then one night, a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach come to help him escape, and he discovers that he can speak—to them. And the animals need him. Only Kester, with the aid of a stubborn, curious girl named Polly, can help them survive.
The animals saved Kester. But can he save them?
“When ninety-nine pigeons smash through the windows of Kester’s prison and carry him North to the last of the animals…. it’s a moment as thrilling as when James flies off in the Giant Peach. Highly recommended” —The Times (UK)
“Combines a great fondness for animals with an appreciation of the freakish…. The reserved narrative tone and tender yet peculiar view of animals give this piece its own offbeat flavor.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Alternately somber, thrilling, and silly.” —Publishers Weekly