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Spikez By Richard Mayers

Spikez by Richard Mayers

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Summary

Spikez, a hedgehog hero, is the result of some fast-track evolution from Professor Windar, and is called upon to risk everything in defense of his woodland home.

Spikez Summary

Spikez: Half Hedgehog, Half Machine. All Prickles: 1 by Richard Mayers

The iconic British Hedgehog gets a technological upgrade in this exciting children's novel about an unlikely bunch of animal cyborgs. Spikez and his team are sent on their most dangerous mission yet - to protect their home from total destruction after Magatron, a weaponised magpie, malfunctions.

Animals have been fused with technology in this exciting new children's novel, an action-packed, animal fable mash-up for the connected generation. Classic storytelling with technological enhancements, Spikez is the first in a series of fiction books about the dangers of man's meddling with nature.

Professor Windar's amazing team of hybrid-drones are unveiled in front of a military audience. Their purpose: to support the UK's fight against global terrorism. But when his deadliest prototype malfunctions, the local inhabitants of Greenacres find themselves entangled in a fight for survival like no other. Claws clasp, feathers fry, and microchips meddle as a new breed of hero is born. Can the future of humanity and animalkind be saved by Spikez?

Like the kindle version of Spikez, the book is alive with technology. Simply zap one of the many QR codes and be taken to free bonus content; such as: diary entries, character profiles, cool hedgehog facts, videos and downloadable .mp3 tracks - all made exculsively for the novel.

Spikez Reviews

"Meet Spikez, a hedgehog hero for those who want more out of life than just run, jump and collect golden rings...I believe the best way to get people hooked on the natural world is to tell them great stories - and this is such a story..." Hugh Warwick, author and ecologist, A Prickly Affair: The Charm of the Hedgehog (Penguin).

"Not only a great read but helps to encourage children to think about wildlife on a larger scale. Fantastic!" Amazon Review

"Relevant and topical, whilst also entertaining and well written. Would thoroughly recommend it for those looking for books to encourage their children to read." Amazon Review

About Richard Mayers

Richard is a secondary school teacher, children's author, and nature lover with a fondness for hedgehogs. He is currently writing and promoting the Spikez series of novels, where roadkill and robotics become one. Spikez is the first in a series of three books about an unlikely group of animal cyborgs, who have all been constructed by the UK military. The story was road-tested by students from primary and secondary schools, and also given a nod by university academics in the field of artificial intelligence from across the country. The alpha version was printed in October 2012 and a revised version was formatted for Kindle in January 2013. Look out for upcoming novels Making Trakz and Spikez: Red Dragon in paperback and on kindle by the end of the year. Richard currently works as a Media teacher in London and lives with his wife and three children (plus two orphaned hedgehogs) in Welwyn, Hertfordshire.

Table of Contents

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Additional information

GOR005449461
9780957338708
0957338708
Spikez: Half Hedgehog, Half Machine. All Prickles: 1 by Richard Mayers
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Burton Mayers Books
2012-07-31
404
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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