Scott Westerfeld’s new HORIZON series will interactive and unique!
Uglies and Zeroes author Scott Westerfeld has a new series coming soon, but there’s a twist!
The new middle grade Horizon series will span over seven books, the first of which Scott Westerfeld has already written. The series is described “as a supernatural survival story following a diverse group of kids who step from the wreckage of a plane crash to find themselves stranded, at odds, and under threat from curious and terrible creatures.”
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Horizon will launch on December 27, 2016 and along with it will come a multi-platform gaming experience for both desktop and mobile. “The game combines altered physics, the ability to build lifesaving gadgets, an eerie soundscape, and antigravity modes that allow players to fly – or, if they’re not careful, crash,” according to the Scholastic Newsroom.
Scott Westerfeld says the characters in Horizon are inspired by the people he grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons with, “mostly members of a robotics club, a lot of whom are based on the smart, nerdy kids I first met around the gaming table.”
Oh, but there’s a twist to it all!
While Westerfeld mapped out the whole series, he’s only writing the first book. Horizon will change author hands with each new installment. The second book will be crafted by Jennifer A. Nielsen, but the authors joining the project after her remain secret.
Between the gaming aspect and the author switch-up, this series is definitely high on collaboration!
This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld.
When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue.
Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before — from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse.
With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.