A captivating new novel combining the fantastic Marvel universe with the incredible writing talent of Eoin Colfer.
Tony Stark is known as many things: billionaire, inventor, Avenger, but mainly for being the invincible Iron Man.
People expect strength and pizzazz from him at all times and he's not about to let them down.But when he heads to an international eco summit, he detects an anomaly off the coast of Ireland.
Stark decides to investigate and that's when the party really starts.
Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!
After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.
Eoin Colfer is the author of the best-selling Artemis Fowl series, which has sold 21 million copies, as well as many other titles, from picture books to novels for adults. Now he's one of the critically-acclaimed authors working on a range of Marvel fiction adventures. His original Iron Man novel, The Gauntlet, is sure to capture the imagination of young readers everywhere. In 2014, he was named Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature.
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