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Transcendent by Patrick Gallagher - Teaching Notes & Resources

JOIN THE TEAM. SAVE THE WORLD.

Twin geniuses Jacob and Kira are recruited to take part in a high-tech mission to protect the planet… but will their dreams of adventure come true, or is the threat too great to handle?

Jacob and Kira live in the heart of Mbale, Uganda with their conservationist mother and navigate life as unsuspecting geniuses; Kira with hopes to explore outside the hot terrains of Uganda, and conspiracy theorist Jacob, whose fear often holds him back from the answers he so desperately wants to uncover.

But when they discover that someone has been watching their every move in the hopes to enlist them in a top-secret agency called Transcendent, their lives are turned upside down.

Soon the twins are hurtled from the luscious landscapes of Mbale, to the sleek streets of London, where – alongside other selected protegees – they must undertake three rigorous trials, each more difficult than the last, to be accepted into Transcendent. If they are successful, they will be launched into space to complete a high-stakes mission to fight the greatest threat the world has ever seen.

Only, the twins soon realise they have more to contend with than they bargained for… is there a more sinister reason they have been chosen?

Two kids, one top-secret agency and an epic mission to save the world.

‘A fun, action-packed thriller with a brother-sister duo that I really loved.’ – David Owen, author of the Alex Neptune series

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