Return to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Luke Challenger Book 2) by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Return to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Luke Challenger Book 2)

Written by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Part of the Luke Challenger Series

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Daredevil teen hero Luke Challenger is in deep trouble. Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is revisited in this thrilling new action-adventure novel, the fantastic sequel to Return to The Lost World. Evil villains, pirates, sea monsters and atomic weapons, Luke Challenger is back and heading deeper into danger in a race against time to save the world. Return to 20,000 Leagues under the Sea is an exciting adventure full of action, suspense and daring.


Return to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Luke Challenger Book 2) by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Luke and his trusted cousin Nick have learnt that Captain Nemo's ginormous submarine, the Nautilus, has been found wrecked in a deep trench at the bottom of the Indian Ocean...In a deadly race against time, Luke must reach it before the sinister Sons of Destiny salvage the ship's unique atomic engines, learn their secrets and turn them to their own diabolical ends. Braving pirates, tropical storms, and the terrifying creatures of the deep ocean, will Luke and Nick stop their enemies and put an end to their murderous plans of world domination?


'A roller-coaster of a read, with adrenaline-charged action and plenty of plot twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat' - tBk Magazine; 'A fast-paced thriller' - Aldershot News and Mail'

About the Author

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Steve Barlow is not Steve Barlow's real name. His real name is Steve Lowe, but he couldn't be Steve Lowe because playwright Stephen Lowe is already Steve Lowe, though his real name is Stephen Wright, but he couldn't be Wright because Steven Wright was already Steven Wright, so Stephen Wright had to change his name to Stephen Lowe; so Steve Lowe couldn't be Steve Lowe because Stephen Wright was already Stephen Lowe because Steven Wright was Steven Wright so Steve Lowe changed his name to Steve Barlow, all on account of Stephen Wright. Right?

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.

Steve Barlow lives in Somerset with his wife Cathy, daughter Amy and son Robbie. He likes walking, sailing, reading, listening to music and shouting at politicians on the telly.

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!")

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352 pages
Interest Age: 9+


Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st April 2011




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