Tommy Storm and the Galactic Knights

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Tommy Storm and the Galactic Knights
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Author A.J. Healy
Country Ireland
Language English
Series Tommy Storm
Genre Science-Comedy Fiction
Publisher Quercus
Publication date
24 September 2009
ISBN 978-1-84724-755-1
Preceded by Tommy Storm

Tommy Storm and the Galactic Knights is the second novel in the Tommy Storm series, written by Irish author A.J. Healy. Set three years after the first Tommy Storm, Tommy and his friends travel across the universe searching for answers about the TFC. They must escape the evil Nack Jickilson, and seek help from the Beast of Hellsbells. Unbeknownst to them, A-Sad-Bin-Liner is planning to destroy thousands of planets, including Earth.

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<i>Tommy Storm</i> book by A.J. Healy

Tommy Storm is the first novel by Irish author A.J. Healy. The protagonist is Tommy Storm, a boy, aged 11½, who experiences friendship and a love for his planet only when he is sent far away from Earth with four other Earth kids, to a school of sorts on the far side of the Milky Way, populated by "aliens". The year is 2096—a time when it is always 34˚C, birds are extinct and it's raining at all times everywhere on Earth due to "The Great Climate Enhancement". Only the very tops of mountains protrude above sea-level and everyone lives in floating cities.

Tommy Storm and the Galactic Knights, abbreviated TS2, was published in Ireland on 24 September 2009, by UK publisher, Quercus. The author is currently waiting for a payment in advance, before he can start Tommy Storm 3 (TS3)

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Tommy Storm 3

A.J. Healy has announced on his website that he is waiting for his publisher, Quercus, to pay an advance before he starts Tommy Storm 3 (TS3). No plot or release hits have been made, however you can e-mail Healy to be added to a distribution list to be e-mailed when a release date is known.

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