Friday, 3 April 2015

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY: Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain - John Flanagan

Release Date: 06/11/14
Publisher:  Random House Childrens


More exciting adventures from the longest running shared-world superhero series created and edited by George R.R. Martin, bestselling author of GAME OF THRONES Decades after an alien virus changed the course of history, the surviving population of Manhattan still struggles to understand the new world left in its wake. Natural humans share the rough city with those given extraordinary - and sometimes terrifying - traits. While most manage to coexist in an uneasy peace, not everyone is willing to adapt. Down in the seedy underbelly of Jokertown, residents are going missing. The authorities are unwilling to investigate, except for a fresh lieutenant looking to prove himself and a collection of unlikely jokers forced to take matters into their own hands - or tentacles. The deeper into the kidnapping case these misfits and miscreants get, the higher the stakes are raised. Edited by No.1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author George R.R. Martin and acclaimed author Melinda M. Snodgrass, LOWBALL is the latest mosaic novel in the acclaimed Wild Cards universe, featuring original fiction by Carrie Vaughn, Ian Tregillis, David Anthony Durham, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Mary Anne Mohanraj, David D. Levine, Michael Cassutt and Walter Jon Williams. Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, LOWBALL delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and mystery.


The latest Brotherband title and one that will more than hit the spot as the Heron’s help Araluen with a matter of a regicidal contract. As usual with John, the young reader is given a tale of daring, a story of smarts and with a fair few feeling that one of the crew hasn’t come into his own, the reader is treated to seeing him come into his own.

It’s a cracking read and as a fan of the series, its another cracker. They really should consider making these into films as there is so much to offer people of all ages. Cracking.

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