Eeek! Think that’s a monster? Nope: it’s a person. What terrible weapon could do this…? Errr – well, that used to be top-secret. Problem: it’s not quite so secret anymore. Dev messed up big time the day he let the ruthless Shadow Helix gang into the Inventory. What is the Inventory, we hear you ask? Well, it’s the secret lockup for all the deadly battle tech the world is NOT ready for. Which is why letting it get nicked was a REALLY BAD IDEA. Now the Shadow Helix have Newton’s Arrow: a terrifying weapon that messes with gravity, causing … well, you get the picture from this book’s cover. Dev and his mates HAVE to get it back – even if it means crossing the entire globe. To stop this evil, no trip is too far!
A Look At My Library
by Andy Briggs
This is my little library at home, bedecked with travel souvenirs and filled with my favourite books. I even have a complete set of first print Mr. Men books, which still have pride and place here.
I have a much read copy of Arthur Conan Doyle’s THE LOST WORLD. A fantastic adventure story that sees a team of brave explorers, led by Professor Challenger, delve into the Amazon in search of still living dinosaurs. From the moment I read this book the story stayed with me. If anything, it inspired my passion for travel. So much so I that took a trip to Venezuela to see the famous flat-topped mountains that inspired Doyle. Even in today’s world of Google Maps, this books serves to remind us that there is still much to explore in our world…
MORT – not only is this by far my favourite Terry Pratchett book, the great man himself signed it. Like I assumed most people do, I own a complete Pratchett collection and each and every one of them is a joy to pull off the shelf every now and again to re-read.
There is always room for a healthy dose of non-fiction in my reading pile, but this book – TRAVELS by Michael Crichton – is one of great inspiration. In fact, this copy is heavily battered from all travelling it has done with me, so I have a backup one on the shelf, just in case! Crichton created Jurassic Park, and in Travels he explores his life and inspirations all based on his various jaunts around the globe.
When it comes to pure escapism, there is nothing I enjoy more than sitting on a beach reading a Clive Cussler novel. I have a wide collection of his books – the plots are historically based, the characters engaging and the action sequences are usually insane. Combined with Cussler’s own cheeky cameo appearances, they provide simple and sweet entertainment.
Andy Briggs is a screenwriter, producer and author of the Hero.com, Villain.net and Tarzan series.
Andy has worked on film development for Paramount and Warner Bros, as well as working with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and producer Robert Evans. With a strong social media following, Andy tours the UK regularly, doing festival, school and library events.
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