A New Hero (World of Warriors book 1)
  • A New Hero (World of Warriors book 1)

  • Curtis Jobling

    The first book in a brand-new fiction series by Curtis Jobling, for 9-12 year olds, based on bestselling global game sensation, World of Warriors!

    Richard 'Trick' Hope is used to getting into trouble, but not like this...

    On the run from the class bullies, Trick finds himself transported to the mystical Wildlands, a place where the greatest warriors throughout history have been summoned to fight in a battle for survival - from Romans and Vikings to Knights and Samurai!

    A cryptic old man known as Kalaban tells Trick that he's there for a reason - to deliver the Wildlands from the evil overlord Boneshaker, who rules with an iron fist and an army of terrifying minions. Trick has been chosen to form a band of the seven greatest warriors to defeat this terrible enemy.

    Assembling his personal army of proud, dangerous warriors to fulfill this epic quest is easier said than done. But for Trick the stakes couldn't be higher: if he doesn't defeat Boneshaker, he'll never see his home again...

The designer of Bob the Builder, creator of Frankenstein's Cat and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, and the author/illustrator of numerous children's books, Curtis Jobling lives with his family in Cheshire, England. Early work on Aardman's Wallace & Gromit and Tim Burton's Mars Attacks led to him picking up his crayons in 1997 to design the BAFTA winning Bob. The animated series of Frankenstein's Cat, based upon Curtis's book of the same name, picked up the Pulcinella award for Best Children's Show at the 2008 International Cartoons On The Bay festival in Salerno, Italy. His noisy new preschool show, Raa Raa, can be seen on CBeebies, while his original paintings and prints sell in galleries the world over. Although perhaps best known for his work in TV and picture books, Curtis's other love has always been horror and fantasy for an older audience. Wereworld is his first novel. www.curtisjobling.com