Return to King Solomon's Mines (Luke Challenger Book 3) by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
  

Return to King Solomon's Mines (Luke Challenger Book 3)

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

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The terrifying Sons of Destiny are closing in on the location of the legendary Spear of Destiny - an ancient weapon that grants the power of invincibility. In a race against time, Luke Challenger and his cousin Nick must track down the fabled King Solomon's Mines where the spear is believed to have been hidden. This is the fantastic third instalment in the Challenger series that revisits Sir H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines in a way that will grip a whole new generation of readers.

Part of the Luke Challenger Series, along with Return to the Lost World and Return to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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Return to King Solomon's Mines (Luke Challenger Book 3) by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Ancient magic, hidden worlds and bloodthirsty tribes: there is only one Luke Challenger, and he's back for a third, unforgettable adventure. Having braved the Lost World and travelled 20,000 leagues beneath the sea, Luke Challenger is back, and facing his hardest challenge yet...The terrifying Sons of Destiny are closing in on the location of the legendary Spear of Destiny - an ancient weapon that grants the power of invincibility, which would help the Sons succeed in their fearsome plans for world domination. In a deadly race against time, Luke and his cousin Nick must track down the fabled King Solomon's Mines where the spear is believed to have been hidden...before their enemies can find it.

Reviews

“Compulsive reading” – Carousel on Return to The Lost World

“[With] the espionage excitement of James Bond and the thrills and spills of Indiana Jones, Return to The Lost World is guaranteed to put the fun back into reading.” – The Lancashire Evening Post

“A roller-coaster of a read.” - tBk mag on Return to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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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Paperback
336 pages
Interest Age: 9 years +

Author

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
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Author's Website

www.the2steves.net

Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2012

ISBN

9781409521433

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