Hero.com: Rise of the Heroes by Andy Briggs

Hero.com: Rise of the Heroes

Written by Andy Briggs
Part of the Hero.Com Series

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Dare devilry and technology are smartly combined in this exciting adventure. Four children are transformed into superheroes through the power of a web site. But being a superhero means fighting some super-villains – and they fight tough. Can the four new young superheroes save their mum and save the planet? Why not also try the book Villain.net: Council of Evil, the anti-series that’s is being published alongside its antithesis to decide for yourself which side you’re on. If you need help to decide then you can also check out www.whichsideareyouon.co.uk

Freddie aged 10: "I loved this book because it is about normal teenagers who stumble across a website in the middle of a storm that gives them superpowers, my favourite is being able to throw fire balls from your hands! They have to use their new powers to defeat a super villain (with an hilariously egg shaped head) called Tempest who has stolen their Mother who needs insulin to keep her alive and time is ticking away. This is a thrilling book and I would recommend it to any 10 year old because it has a quick moving plot and it’s action packed. There is also a book called Villains.net, which is all about anti heroes and is just as good."


Hero.com: Rise of the Heroes by Andy Briggs

Surfing the net during a lightning storm has amazing consequences for a group of teenage friends. Superhero powers are theirs at the click of a mouse! Trouble is, they don't know what the powers will be until they try them out ...But super powers carry super responsibilities. When a weather-altering, world-conquering supervillain kidnaps their mum, they have to decide: save her ...or save the world! 'Rise of the Heroes' is the first book in the brilliant new series 'HERO.COM' - the perfect antidote to the anti-series 'VILLAIN.NET', also by screenwriter Andy Briggs. Which side are you on?


It's a wonder! Wonder Woman Grrreat! Grrripping! Wolverine I was so engrossed in this fantastic novel that I put my underpants on before my tights. Superman

About the Author

Andy Briggs

Andy Briggs was born in Liverpool, England. Having endured many careers, ranging from pizza delivery and running his own multimedia company to teaching both IT and film-making (though not at the same time), he eventually remembered the contant encouragement he had received at an early age about his writing. That led him to launch himself on a poor unsuspecting Hollywood. In between having fun writing movie scripts, Andy now has far too much fun writing novels.

He lives in a secret lair somewhere in the south east of England-attempting to work despite his two crazy cats. His claims about possessing superpowers may be somewhat over-exaggerated…

Q & A with Andy Briggs

1. What inspired you to write these books?

2. Describe them in two lines?

3. How long did it take you to write?

4. What do you think people will say about this book?

5. Are you working on something else at the moment?

6. What is your favourite food?

7. What makes you laugh out loud?

8. What is your one luxury item you would take with you on to a Desert Island?

9. What is your most treasured memory?

10. What is your weakness?

11. What is the worst/most unusual job you have ever done?

12. Who is the person you most admire?

13. What is your most embarrassing moment?

14. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

15. What is the best piece of advice you could give to someone?

16. Favourite holiday destination?

17. Most treasured possession?

18. Where are you happiest?

19. Favourite biscuit?

20. Pet hates?

Being late - I always prefer to be a little early. . . or at least on time!

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Book Info


272 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th June 2008




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