This story - which offers a Jason Bourne era update on the Willard Price animal adventure yarns of yesteryear - fairly romps along, with sparky dialogue, evocative description and lashings of suspense... 'When's the next one out?' asked my 11 year old daughter - a far sterner critic.
An action-packed story which keeps the reader hooked all the way through; a very important message too, about the protection of our fragile planet and its creatures.
A really exciting adventure. Saker and Sinter make a great team and I can't wait to read more of their gripping escapades.
Zoologist, presenter, adventurer and now novelist, Steve Backshall is quite a talent... Backshall fills the novel with information about the natural world and the ways humans are conspiring to damage it - unless Sinter and Saker can stop them. But with a packed narrative and pacey language, this series will be welcomed by his growing audience. Indeed though, I received two review copies, I have only one left - my nine year old son won't give the other back.
Steve Backshall's first foray into fiction tells the story of Saker and Sinter. On the run, they find themselves turned into an unlikely pair of eco warriors. Fast paced with a serious message.
A thrilling and richly atmospheric story.
I enjoyed it so much as the story, characters and location were very detailed. I really liked how the author told us how the animals hunted and survived in the wild without losing the story.
Exciting to read and vividly brought to life in the dramatic backgrounds of India and China, this is also an important story about protecting wild life.
10/10 - "An action, danger and adventure book" says the cover and IT WAS.
Fact and fiction blend really well throughout the story but the reader is kept hooked in by the constant sense of danger and action ... A super read