Reader Reviewed World of Warriors: A New Hero by Curtis Jobling

World of Warriors: A New Hero

Written by Curtis Jobling
Part of the World of Warriors Series

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August 2015 Book of the Month Trick is an ordinary kid, who lives with his dad and likes comics and Parkour (free-running) a lot, school less so. Dodging bullies he takes refuge in the British Museum among the exhibits for a new Warriors of the World display and that’s when things go very strange. The pendant left to him by his mother, who was a soldier, seems to react with one of the exhibits and, knocked unconscious by the bully, Trick wakes up in a different, and dangerous world. There he joins a band of warrior heroes to fight the terrifying Skull Army. Based on the hugely popular World of Warriors strategy game this offers non-stop action and adventure and the legions of World of Warriors fans will enjoy every battle.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'Join Richard ‘Trick’ Hope on his exciting, action-packed, fast-paced adventure through the fantasy world of the Wildlands. You won’t be disappointed.'
  • Isaac Phelan, age 11 - 'Trick Hope is no normal boy. Once a child like any other, next a legendary warrior. All Trick wants to do is go home, but Boneshaker stands in his way. A ruthless villain. Can Trick defeat him..?'
  • Alex Hall, age 9 - 'I like ninjas, samurai and adventure and this book is about them. I liked all the characters names e.g. Toki, Mumgo and Trick. I also found out a samurai defence weapon is called a Naginata. Awesome!'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 10 - 'A fantastic adventure story based on the world wide phenomenon of the game. Emerge yourself into the game with "Trick" once he is trapped in the mystical world. This book was awesome.'
  • Charlotte Cassidy, age 10 - 'A brilliant page-turner of a book based on the adventure game World of Warriors. I loved every second of it and am looking forward to the next books in the series.'
  • Louie Mee, age 9 - 'The plot of this story was very good, however it seemed long winded in getting to the point.'
  • Sue Wilsher - 'Alongside the action, there are many humorous moments which lighten the overall tone of the story. This is a very enjoyable book.'
  • Alexander Bisland, age nearly 10! - 'This book is about a boy who goes on an adventure to a different land and this is how his adventure begins!'
  • Henry Smith - 'Apologies, I did not finish this book as I really did not enjoy it.'
  • Helen Cassidy -'A brilliant page-turner of a book based on the adventure game World of Warriors. I loved every second of it and am looking forward to the next books in the series.'


World of Warriors: A New Hero by Curtis Jobling

Richard 'Trick' Hope is used to getting into trouble, but not like this...On the run from bullies, Trick finds himself transported to the mystical Wild lands, a place where the greatest warriors throughout history have been summoned to fight in a battle for survival - from Romans and Vikings to Knights and Samurai! A cryptic old man tells Trick that he's there for a reason - to deliver the Wild lands from the evil Boneshaker, who rules with an army of terrifying minions. Trick has been chosen to form a band of the seven greatest warriors to defeat this terrible enemy. As Trick begins his epic quest the stakes couldn't be higher: defeat Boneshaker or never see home again.~ Andrea Reece

About the Author

Curtis Jobling

The designer of worldwide hit children's television show 'Bob the Builder' and the author/illustrator of numerous children’s books, Curtis Jobling lives with his family in Cheshire.

Early work on Aardman Animation’s 'Wallace & Gromit' and Tim Burton’s 'Mars Attacks' led to him picking up his crayons in 1997 to design the BAFTA winning Bob. The animated series of 'Frankenstein’s Cat', based upon Curtis’s book of the same name, picked up the Pulcinella award for Best Children's Show at the 2008 International Cartoons On The Bay festival in Salerno, Italy. His noisy new preschool show, 'Raa Raa', can be seen on CBeebies, while his original paintings and prints sell in galleries the world over. Although perhaps best known for his work in TV and picture books, Curtis’s other love has always been horror and fantasy for an older audience.

Watch Curtis show you how to draw Bob the Builder - and then transform him into a werewolf - in the video below:

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304 pages


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

6th August 2015




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