What the critics say


‘This utterly gripping narrative reaches out to teenagers in a way that could only be achieved by an individual who thoroughly understands and sympathises with his audience…Tim Bowler magnificently succeeds. His brilliant novel contains a level of imagination and authority that easily puts the success of the Harry Potter books to shame.’ Independent on Sunday


‘Tim Bowler is a writer of enormous and haunting power.’ David Almond


‘Apocalypse is a tremendous book, with a powerful physical reality and narrative drive…written with an exhilarating freedom of mind.’ School Librarian Journal


‘A narrative of remarkable power and resonance…a superb work of fiction.’ Times Educational Supplement


‘Vivid, frightening and tender, this dark and stimulating allegory has the merit of asking as many questions as it answers, yet still reaches a proper resolution.’ Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week


‘Gutsy and gripping.’ Observer


‘A tense and insightful thriller.’ Bookseller


‘Mysterious and compelling.’ Sunday Times


‘Explosive.’ Telegraph


‘One of the most fluent and powerful pieces of writing I’ve come upon for ages…a wonderful story of hope and possibility.’ Wendy Cooling, Children’s Books Consultant


‘Extremely scary but always compelling, Apocalypse is a tale that will appeal to readers of all ages from eight to eighty.’ Writing Magazine


‘A powerful story of good and evil.’ Bookfest


‘A story that is wise and moving. The poignant ending will leave you shaken to the core.’ Stephen Lewis, Children’s Books Reviewer


‘A scintillating novel.’ Publishing News


‘Terrifying.’ Reading Matters


‘If we still described books as classics, this would be one of them.’ Caroline Franklin, Children’s Books Reviewer


‘A novel of good and evil, love and hope, faith and remembrance.’ Horn Book