If you find a secret inventory of utterly deadly battle tech. 1) Do not try it. 2) Do not tell anyone. 3) Do NOT let thieves in behind you.
What’s more secret than top-secret? The Inventory. Home to the deadliest inventions the world isn’t ready for. Invisible camouflage. HoverBoots. Indestructible metals. Plus a giant creature of chaos: war robot Iron Fist. No one has ever broken past the state-of-the-art AI security system. (Seriously, most bad guys have no idea this stuff is even there.) Problem 1: the security robot wasn’t ready for a gang of kids wandering in. Problem 2: they’ve ONLY brought the ruthless Shadow Helix gang in behind them. Seriously dumb, but it’s a bit late for ‘sorry’. Say hello to trouble: the Iron Fist is in the wrong hands!
The Inventory: Iron Fist is the first in a new middle grade series from author Andy Briggs. It's a thriller/mystery featuring Devon, or Dev as he prefers to be called, his uncle Charles, two children from his school and a robot called Eema. The Inventory is a giant underground storage area where all the technology in the world is kept if it's deemed unsafe for the public to use and/or know about it. The Iron Fist is one such piece of tech and must be guarded at all times. When Lot and Mason, children from Dev's school show up one day you just know that something is about to go wrong...
The Collector is a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to get hold of the Iron Fist and most of the other tech stored in the Inventory. How he knows of its existence is a mystery but he does and what he wants he gets, by any means necessary. Dev is the odd one out at school, known as a nerd and the shy one so he's suspicious when Lot shows up at the farm one day wanting to spend time with him. She's triggered the exceedingly sensitive security system so when Dev goes out to meet her he is even more suspicious to find Mason hiding in one of the barns. Mason is not his friend, in any shape or form, so why is he there and just how did he get in without triggering security?
The Inventory: Iron Fist is an amazing adventure, there's never a dull moment and I absolutely loved reading about all the tech, both real and imagined. The characters were great and although is the main character I think my favorite was Lot. She took no rubbish from either of the boys and was fantastic in the view that, thanks to her dad, she knew how to fly (sort of) and wasn't afraid of anything. I love reading about female characters, especially the younger ones, who know what they want and also know that they're just as good as the boys. The best way of summing up The Inventory: Iron Fist? Think of it as a middle grade book version of Warehouse 13, one of my favorite television shows, so there was no risk of me not enjoying Iron Fist! I cannot wait to read more about Dev, Lot & Mason, especially after that ending but if you want to find out if they defeated the Collector you're going to have to read Iron Fist yourselves.
- One copy of The Inventory: Iron Fist by Andy Briggs. If you live in the UK or Ireland your prize will be sent by the publisher. If you live outside the UK and Ireland I'll send your copy via Book Depository provided they ship to your country, check here!
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