"Johnny O’Brien’s original and consistently exciting novel makes sure that history truly comes alive in an unforgettable way"
– Nick Tucker, Children’s Book Reviewer for the Independent.
"A thrilling war-time adventure that is a perfect mix of historical fact and fictional adventure... this debut novelist has created a real page-turner"
"History has never been so exciting... Fast-paced and full of action..."
- Newbooks Magazine.
"A really gripping read . . . Time travel mixed with warfare, what more could a boy want?"
- Nat Durman, Sunday Express
Day of the Assassins - Published by Lume Books
Live fast, save the world… discover Gross Domestic Happiness… For younger readers and adults who should know better.
Five strangers have one thing in common - their parents are all global leaders. Following an audacious kidnapping, their world changes forever. Force Raven - The Tiger's Nest is the first book in the new series from award shortlisted writer Johnny O'Brien.
‘Gross National Product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion or our devotion … it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile…’
- Robert Kennedy, Kansas, 1968.