They're a billion miles from home. They're stranded on a crippled star ship. They can't wake the crew…
… And someone is lying to them.
Blackwell's Books Children's Book of the Month
The Times' Children's Book of the Week
Carnegie Medal nominee
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2021!!!
"This tale of teenagers lost in space is a blast"
The colony ship Orion is four months out of Earth when catastrophe strikes – leaving the ship and everyone on board stranded in deep space.
Suddenly it’s up to thirteen-year-old Beth and her friends to navigate through treacherous and uncharted territory to reach safety. But with a heavily-damaged ship, space pirates, a mysterious alien species, and an artificial intelligence that Beth doesn’t know if she can trust, getting home has never been so difficult…
Hugely gripping, with incredible twists and a fast-paced, action-packed story, this is an unputdownable science fiction adventure – perfect for fans of Mortal Engines and Star Wars.