The Empty World (The Segnimedia Project Book 1) – Andrew Reeves

Fourteen-year-old Danny Ringrose’s parents vanished without trace a year ago. His father, the famous scientist, ridiculed for repeated attempts at cloning stones. For three years Danny has watched the mysterious building site next to his house, with its single pit hidden by a ring of cabins. Yet Danny can see the pit from his bedroom window, and he has watched the strange machinery being delivered to it, never to return, and the sombre scientist who occasionally pokes his head out, wanting nothing more than to remain unnoticed. Danny knows there is something important happening right beneath his town… beneath his house! Could it be connected to his parents’ disappearance?

Intrigued by the cryptic comments of Rasmus Creece, a feared stand-in teacher at Danny’s school who seems to know more about the building site – and what lies beneath it – than he is telling, Danny takes it upon himself to investigate… and stumbles into a hidden facility right beneath the site, where a team of renegade scientists headed by Danny’s father have succeeded in not only cloning a single stone, but in creating Segnimedia, a carbon copy of Planet Earth, a planned new home for all Mankind reachable only through a terrifying transmitter known as the Smash-Hypo’.

But Danny’s father is nowhere to be found, and it soon becomes apparent that enemies are striving to bring the Project down, to utilize his father’s discoveries for a darker purpose, one which threatens the future of humanity.

Only Danny can fight the evil on the Empty World…

PRAISE FOR THE EMPTY WORLD AT AMAZON UK:

I couldn’t put it down, the writing and the characters are epic.
(D Swift) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

A fab plot, credible characters… the word page turner was made for this book.
(A Smith) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Move over Harry Potter – the new teenage hero is here! He’s genetically enhanced and as curious as the proverbial cat! Very readable… mind blowing at the possibilities it presents.
(Razville) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

A great read for anyone of any age who is excited by the possibilities science may offer…
(A Kirk) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

A fantastic story… this could be a great blockbuster.
(R Aston) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

This book has you instantly hooked and keeps you gripped with its fast pace and unpredictable twists and turns!
(S Hutton) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

I read this book in one sitting… A very inventive and well written text… the plot was brilliantly set up.
(T Nelson) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

To be hooked by a story (that is actually turning out to be an epic journey) is a testament to how well this book is written… The characters are incredible but believable… at the same time new and full of surprises… excellent application of real world scientific theories… looking forward to a movie adaptation!
(J Culley) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

A wonderful tale of a young boy and the extraordinary challenges that mature him… full of lessons, adventure, technology, and twists and turns to keep the reader guessing… excellently written… recommended for readers young and old.
(Steve LeBel, author of The Universe Builders) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

It has all the aspects of a modern day fairy-tale… a young hero, bullies and villains… real danger and a high quest… infused with modern problems such as cloning a dying Earth and the hope of survival coated in technology… intrigue, mystery, adventure and a well worked out plot… I would highly recommend this…
(Natasja Hellenthal, author) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

A well written fantasy/science fiction mystery which will have great appeal for younger readers. It started off reminiscent of a Famous Five adventure story and turned into something much bigger and very rewarding. The child in me enjoyed it as much as the adult. Imaginative, inventive, and very entertaining… looks like the beginning of a successful and enjoyable series.
(Christoph Fischer, author) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…