William Wenton #1
Meet William Wenton, the world’s greatest code breaker. The only thing is, he doesn’t yet know he is…
William has always wondered why his family suddenly had to change their name and address eight years ago, moving from England to sleepy little Norway. And he can’t help but miss his grandfather, who mysteriously went missing just as they left their old home. It isn’t until William solves the Impossible Machine, the toughest code in the world, that he begins to see the danger that’s been nipping at his heels all these years. If he’s to survive the coming confrontation, he’ll have to find his grandfather right quick, not to mention make full use of his uncanny talent for code breaking.
William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is a wild ride through a fantastical new universe. Bobbie Peers’ imagination has created a world rich in detail and humor, not to mention excitement. The novel has already caught the eyes of the literary sphere and received Ark’s Children’s Book Award 2015. 10,000 Norwegian children participated in the vote to chose the best book of the year.
This fast-paced, engaging novel grabs readers’ attention right from the get-go. /.../ Part “Alex Rider,” part “Artemis Fowl,” part Da Vinci Code for kids, this title will captivate action and mystery enthusiasts.
Think Hogwarts with robots and carnivorous robotic plants [...] there are plenty of twists to keep readers guessing. /.../ The crisp narrative will appeal to readers of different levels, and more adventures involving William Wenton will be welcome.
Full of secrecy, intrigue with an element of fantasy, this really is a pageturner - think Harry Potter meets Dan Brown with a hint of John Grisham!
A pacey code-breaking’n’cyborgs thriller that shirks conventions.
Exciting, crazy and full of humor.