City of the Dead

Author(s): Steve Barlow

Children's Fiction

We dare you to take on the Red Queen in this choose-your-own-destiny Blood Crown Quest! YOU have successfully found three of the Blood Crown rubies, but now you face your toughest and most dangerous challenge. YOU must travel to Necropolis -- City of the Dead -- where the Red Queen lives, and find the last Blood Crown ruby. Only then will you have the full power of the Blood Crown. But will you decide to use it for good, or for evil? You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...Hot spin-off from the I HERO series, which has now sold over 80,000 copies! YOU are pitted against the evil Red Queen and her dark minions as she attempts to collect four rubies to rebuild the Blood Crown. Written by the award-winning 2Steves!

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Hot spin-off from the I HERO series, YOU are pitted against the evil Red Queen and her dark minions as she attempts to collect four rubies to rebuild the Blood Crown. Written by the award-winning 2Steves!

'A new interactive adventure series designed to encourage reluctant readers using carefully selected vocabulary and short paragraphs. Readers take the role of the hero and can decide their own destiny. With all the usual appeal of Barlow and Skidmore, this series is sure to be a big hit.' -- Back to School Bookseller "As soon as one I Hero book reappears in the library it is snapped up within the hour." -- G Trueman, Bath

Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He was born in Birstall near Leicester in England. After managing to pass some exams at school, he went on to Nottingham University to supposedly read English, but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids 'yes, really'. He trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film studies, before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author. He lives in Leicester and is a great rugby fan 'he supports Leicester Tigers - 'Come on you Tiiiiigeeeers!". Steve Barlow was born in Britain 'in Crewe, in the county of Cheshire'. He went to Brierley Street School, which was like Bash Street only not as sophisticated, then to Crewe County Grammar School for Boys 'and what kind of school feels the need, in its name, to remind its pupils what gender they are? Hmmm?'. He went on to study at Warwick University and Nottingham University, and worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana, where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was 'A goat ate it, sir!'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore, and the rest is hysteria.

General Fields

  • : 9781445115023
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Franklin Watts Ltd
  • : July 2013
  • : 197mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : Jack Lawrence
  • : Jack Lawrence
  • : Illustrations
  • : Illustrations
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 64
  • : 64
  • : Steve Barlow
  • : Steve Barlow
  • : 823.92