The Reluctant Assassin, Hardback

The Reluctant Assassin Hardback

Part of the WARP series

3.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)

Description

It all began with the FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme).

Hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future - until now ...Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master ...Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time, along with ...Chevie Savano, the FBI's youngest and most impulsive special agent. As Garrick relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie face a desperate race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time - armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9780141341750

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4

After a slightly shaky and awkward start, I found myself utterly hooked on this mad-cap Victorian adventure novel. Well, when I saw "Victorian" I mean, semi-Victorian, because it is somewhat set in the modern day as well. Rather gory and a bit more violent than one might expect in a book aimed at children - thus I would recommend it for readers aged 10 or those of a less than squeamish nature. The villain is really very nasty - he doesn't just threaten - he follows up on his threats. A fairly high body count too. The characters - Victorian reluctant assassin, Riley and Chevron, teenage wanna-be-FBI agent, are both well developed and the plot moves along at a cracking pace. Overall, I highly enjoyed it and look forward to what Riley gets up to next!

Review by
3

Warp is the new YA series and it definitely different than his previous one. The FBI has technology to hide important witnesses in the past to keep them safe. Of course this goes wrong and an agent in the past is killed and someone from the past comes to the future and is changed by the warp technology since it isn't completely safe. This creates a super villain for our teen heroes to beat. Good triumphs over evil but in the end there is still a bigger bad guy in the wings that started the entire process. An ok read but I don’t think I would bother with the rest of them. I would recommend it to YA readers thought.

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3

I have always been a fan of Eoin Colfer. From that first moment when I discovered Artemis Fowl, I was hooked. <br/><br/>When I picked up The Reluctant Assassin I went in with high hopes... maybe too high. It was a good read, but not great.

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3

I have always been a fan of Eoin Colfer. From that first moment when I discovered Artemis Fowl, I was hooked. <br/><br/>When I picked up The Reluctant Assassin I went in with high hopes... maybe too high. It was a good read, but not great.

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