Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
AUD $19.99

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic.


The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch:

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass tech-whiz with the galaxy's biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who's totally not into him, in case you were wondering.

And Ty's squad isn't even his biggest problem - that'd be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.


'A space opera of epic proportions.' Magpies

'An intense story ... subtle and clever.' Aurealis

Author bio:

New York Times bestselling co-authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff feast upon your tears and relish your screams.

In addition to their internationally bestselling The Illuminae Files, Amie is the co-author (with Meagan Spooner) of the bestselling Starbound trilogy and the Unearthed duology. She is also the author of Ice Wolves and Scorch Dragons, in the Elementals trilogy.

Jay is the author of the award-winning Lotus War trilogy and the Nevernight Chronicles, as well as Lifel1k3, the first in the Lifel1k3 trilogy.

They live with their respective spouses in Melbourne, Australia. Find Amie and Jay at and

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760295738
Awards: Longlisted Best Book for Older Readers, CBCA Awards 2020 AU; Shortlisted Best Young Adult Novel, Indie Book Awards 2020 AU; Winner Best Science Fiction Novel, Aurealis Awards 2019 AU; Winner Best Young Adult Novel, Aurealis Awards 2019 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2019
Page Extent: 480
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 12 - 18
Subject: Space opera

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