Can two school rivals save the Western world?
Like many young men, Alexis dreams of adventure and being an adventurer, a Viking or a Pirate, or maybe just your movie-style heroic action man saving the Western world. He knows that he’s going to do it by leading his new school, an offshore boarding school and university built by his grandfather and a retired engineer, to ever greater success. The only barrier he sees standing in his way is a kid called Shane.
Shane is only at the school because he somehow upsets people whenever he speaks, which isn’t too surprising because while they are very ordinary, he’s extraordinarily clever. It turns out this strange island school is full of misfits like him and he quickly sees that his destiny is to lead it to world away from the people who rejected him. His only real rival for head of the Institute is a kid called Alexis.
Each of them believes that only by besting the other, and by clever detective work to stop the other’s rise, will they achieve their true place and that only under their leadership will the future of the world be safe. It’s a coming-of-age, do-or-die struggle, him or me – or is it? Can they both succeed?
This visionary science fiction tale begins with Paul James’s new Dystopian Young Adult Fiction novel, The Modest Proposal Institute: An Old Path to a New Future, which launches two new heroes into the world and the cosmos.