ACHUKA Book of the Day 18 Jan 2021
Second in this new, action-packed series from an author with an avid following.
The first title – Hacking, Heists And Flaming Arrows – was a Book of the Day last April (2020).
When Clare Gisborne and Little John return to school after the Locksley Riot, there’s rebellion in the air and Robin Hood’s name graffitied on every wall. Power dynamics are shifting – now, instead of being a feared bully, the daughter of Locksley’s most hated criminal finds herself shunned by classmates and pelted with yoghurt and rotting fruit. Meanwhile at Sherwood Designer Outlets, Robin has plans of his own. He is determined to hack Sheriff Marjorie’s office so that the rebels know her every move – and to work with animal rights activists to end a cruel trophy hunt inside the grounds of Sherwood Castle.
MUCHAMORE.COM is an excellent author website, designed by himself, using Squarespace.
His Wikipedia entry is full and up-to-date.
The most recent press profile appeared in The Times (Sunday Times Culture 17 Jan 2021)
This, I believe, was ACHUKA’s first mention of Muchamore, when he won one of the book categories at what-was-then the Red House Children’s Book Awards in 2005, and I commented: “Not only was The Recruit by Robert Muchamore the biggest suprise on the shortlist, it went on to win the Books for Older Readers category, which made me wonder why none of Darren Shan’s titles have ever made it on to the CBA shortlist. The Cherub series, of which The Recruit was the first title, is picking up an avid following, with a website – www.cherubcampus.com – that is a model of how a site can be used to nurture and sustain a readership. Muchamore was there, enjoying the limelight, as well he might, in a Cherub T-shirt, thanking his mum for bringing him doughnuts while he worked, and thanking everyone else for coming.”