The Helios Book

The Helios Book cover
The Helios Book cover
by Slade Carter

PB 224 | 198 x 129
ISBN: 9781922858412 | $17.99
Middle Grade | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | 23 May 2024
Distributed by NewSouth Books

Twelve-year-old twins Hugo and Kitty have an ultra-rare condition called heterochromia, which bestows them with different coloured eyes: one hazel, the other blue. On holiday in rural Australia, the twins befriend their solitary neighbour, Lucas, who has developed a powerful solar device he calls the Helios Book.

Lucas promises it will revolutionise global energy use. In a desperate attempt to escape those who would steal the Helios Book, the twins follow a fairy wren down a wombat burrow and into the mysterious world of Taara, a land plagued by a terrifying earthquake-like phenomenon called the Blurrings, and home to those who would take a nefarious interest in the twins’ heterochromia.

The Helios Book is the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland for the Age of Extinction.

‘A cracking read, full of strange creatures, tricky situations and high adventure.’
Hilary Harper, ABC Broadcaster

‘Wow! If imagination and excitement could make solar power, this book would be shining like the sun. A thrilling adventure set amongst the highest of stakes – a liveable future on the planet.’
Kate Holden, award-winning author

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