The Quantum Prophecy

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Michael Carroll
HarperCollins Children's Books
0007210922
Jan 2006
Critics Watkins and Simpson recently proclaimed the age of heroes was dead. It seemed an odd claim given the prominence a certain boy wizard and his adversary then held� In his book, �The Quantum Prophecy�, the first in �The New Heroes� trilogy, in much the same way as Anthony Horowitz brought detectives to the teen market with his fast-paced, carefully plotted Alex Rider books, Michael Carroll transforms the super hero�

From the outset, readers of this novel and its dual protagonists are brought into a unity over much of the uncertainty of its story. Early on we learn that Colin and Danny are the off-spring of some of the last generation of super heroes. Before long, in some intensely visual scenes with an impressive quick-fire written technique, the two are kidnapped.

Suddenly the plot explodes! The nature of good and evil, the idea of how we use our skills, power and knowledge are all posited for consideration. Here is a gripping, modern read whose constituent genre parts � thriller, mystery, adventure � carry the reader along at a rapid rate of knots leaving one to think over the ideas that are being explored and with a definite thirst to learn what happens next�



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