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When you don’t know The Rules it’s hard to stay safe. After a traumatic incident, Aster finds that her blood work comes back with some unusual readings. Unsurprising, as she’s the last of an alien race called the Kibsu. But Aster doesn’t know this. Immediately, Aster finds herself the focus of a hunt, with her mortal enemies, the Trackers, on one side, and the American government on the other. There seems to be nowhere she can run. But help often comes from the most unexpected quarter. One thing is certain. Whoever finds Aster first will hold the fate of the Kibsu – and our world – in their hands.

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Discover history’s biggest secret . . .

For millennia an unbroken line of alien mothers and daughters have secretly been shepherding human technology towards the stars.

Twelve-year-old Aster is the last of this line.
But the loss of her mother in early life means she knows nothing of her alien heritage – believing she is just an ordinary young girl.

Not only is she about to discover how wrong she is – but she’ll also learn she’s not the only alien on Earth: others are here to stop her.

Yet with revelation comes recovery.
Now Aster has a purpose.
Her life, the future of her species
and that of all life on Earth is at stake.

She’s history’s biggest secret.
But can she save the future?

‘Alt-history with a difference’ GUARDIAN

‘There’s real cleverness at work here’ THE TIMES

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Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 13 × 3 cm










1st paperback ed


813.6 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K