People's Republic by Robert Muchamore

People's Republic

Written by Robert Muchamore
Part of the Cherub Series

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The best-selling Cherub series is back with its thirteenth adventure! Recruited by British Intelligence, the underage Cherub agents work undercover on some seriously dangerous missions. Now, there’s a new Cherub: Ryan is just twelve and the oldest of four orphaned brothers. And he’s been given a mission: it’s a hard one. Soon Cherub agent Ryan is an adventure involving drug smuggling and human trafficking that is so terrifying that it will go down in history for its evil and audacity. This is a heart-racing story that will satisfy all Cherub fans and new younger ones too.


People's Republic by Robert Muchamore

Twelve-year-old Ryan is CHERUB's newest recruit. He's got his first mission: infiltrating the billion-dollar Aramov criminal empire. But he's got got no idea that this routine job will lead him into an explosive adventure involving drug smugglers, illegal immigrants and human trafficking, or that his first mission will turn into one of the biggest in CHERUB's history.

CHERUB fans can also visit the Cherub Campus website - click here - for plenty of exclusive content and extras, including in-depth character bios, out-takes and bonus stories.


there will be plenty of fans looking forward to his new book -- Sunday Express

Readers should brace themselves for an action-packed ride -- The Daily Express

A skilful writer and the book has great pace. -- Financial Times

Enthralling -- England's Lane Books Explosive adventures of the most perilous kind! -- Four Shires

An explosive read. -- Guardian

Fast, exciting and entertaining. -- School Librarian

Cherub leads the market for action series. -- Bookseller

Full of mystery and suspense... I can't wait for the next in the series! -- First News

Brilliant book! It's really exciting. I am amazed. -- Teen Titles

About the Author

Robert Muchamore

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors - Read more about the WBD book Rock War Audition here.
Robert Muchamore was our Guest Editor in Feb 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

ROBERT MUCHAMORE was born in Islington in 1972. As a teenager he dreamt of either becoming an architect, a photographer or a writer. On discovering that architects have to train for seven years and after quitting his Saturday job in a camera shop, he saved up enough money to buy a word processor and set his heart on writing. The only problem was, he didn't know what to write. So, he found a regular job and spent thirteen years as a private investigator.

Robert grew up listening to mix tapes sent to him by his older brother, developing tastes for indie bands like Joy Division, The Pogues and The Smiths. The idea for Rock War came from seeing that many of Robert's fans turned up at book signings wearing the logos of long dead rock bands, and a realisation that his online fan forum had more kids talking about the X-Factor than about his books.

See a video of Robert talking about his book People's Republic.


Questions & Answers

Who is your favourite author/illustrator?
For kids books I would have to say Rene Goscinny. I loved the Asterix books and
the Little Nicholas series when I was a kid and read each one over and over.

Do you like healthy or fast food? Do you like to cook?
I quite enjoy cooking a special meal or something like that, but everyday cooking is a chore. My taste in food is quite low brow. If I go to a swanky restaurant I often find myself looking at all the fancy stuff on the menu and wishing I could just get steak and chips or a baked potato.

Are you good at sport? Do you enjoy watching, playing, supporting?
I started regularly going to Highbury when I was a teenager and I’m still a big Arsenal fan, but when it comes to playing sport I’m completely useless. I was always the kid who got picked last.

What do you like to do on the weekend?
My ideal weekend is just pottering around the house, looking at the newspapers, reading books, watching movies and listening to music.

If you had one magical power, what would it be?
I’m not really into magic, but I’d quite like a big laser. I could carry it around bookshops and threaten to melt the heads of anyone who leaves the shop without buying a CHERUB book. It would also be handy for parking attendants.

CHERUB is a branch of British Intelligence. Cherubs are trained professionals, aged between ten and seventeen. They live on CHERUB campus, a secret facility hidden in the English countryside. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Only CHERUB agents can unearth the truth. They’re trained professionals with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.

There are about 300 children, mostly orphans on the CHERUB campus all training to become CHERUB agents. They are ranked according to the colour of T shirts they wear on campus. Lauren and James are brother and sister and are two of the leading CHERUB agents and have recently been awarded the Black T shirt in recognition of outstanding achievement over a number of missions.

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432 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

5th April 2012




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