Benjamin Chandler reviews 'The Change Trilogy: The Silent Invasion' by James Bradley

Benjamin Chandler reviews 'The Change Trilogy: The Silent Invasion' by James Bradley

The Silent Invasion: The Change Trilogy

by James Bradley

Pan Australia $18.99 pb, 283 pp, 978743549896

The Silent Invasion, James Bradley’s first Young Adult novel and the first in a trilogy, begins in generic post-apocalyptic fashion. Humanity crowds into restricted safe zones, hiding from an intergalactic plague that infects living matter with the mysterious Change. Adolescent protagonist Callie’s younger sister Gracie is infected; to prevent her demise at the hands of Quarantine, Callie flees with her sister to the Zone, an area beyond Quarantine’s control in Australia’s far north that is overrun with Changed flora and fauna.

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Benjamin Chandler

Benjamin Chandler

Benjamin Chandler holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Fantasy. He writes Young Adult Fiction and has published academic work on popular culture, video game narrative theory, Japanese heroism, anime and manga, and Creative Writing pedagogy. Every now and then he teaches Creative Writing, English Literature, and Media Studies topics at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.

Published in April 2017, no. 390

Comments (3)

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    First ever scifi book, read it in about 8 hours. Awesome author . Good charceters and looking forward to learning the rest. Whens book 2 out? Hopefully at the same time as 3 so I can enjoy a weekend lost in them. The first few paragraphs explainng Callie's thoughts cliffhang splendidly for myself. Cheers.

    Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:48 posted by Oliver
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    People. When. Is. The. Next. BOOK COMING OUT????????????????????? COME ON I'M WAITING

    Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:13 posted by Willow
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    When are the other 2 books coming out.?

    Sunday, 09 April 2017 19:44 posted by Viviane

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