Luke and the other members of S.C.A.R.F are back in another battle against intergalactic forces of evil in the fourth installment in this prize-winning series – evil’s never been so squishy…
Following an unfortunate inter-dimensional incident in their previous battle to save Bromley/ the Earth, Luke’s mind has swapped bodies with that of his older teenaged brother, Zack (aka Star Lad). Sadly, he has no control over his brother’s superpowers – which is totally unfair as Luke is definitely the one who deserves to be a superhero the most! He has all the gear, whereas Zack has no superhero-branded clothing at all!
The youth of Bromley (and their families) have all been invited to Great Minds Leisure Park for a complimentary all-inclusive stay to recover from the recent near-obliteration of their town and schools by an angry inter-dimensional being. However, Luke and the gang soon start to suspect that all is not as it seems. Alongside some very imaginatively named brain-themed zones and restaurants (Spinal Cord Splash Pad, anyone?), there are also some highly autonomous (and stroppy) transportation pods and staff members who don’t appear to be acting entirely of their own accord….
Fans of the series will not be disappointed as the mirth-inducing superhero madness continues apace. A cracking book full of the laughs, in-jokes and self-disparaging nudges I’ve come to expect from David Solomons.
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How to Write a Supervillain
In my new novel, My Arch-Enemy is a Brain in a Jar, I spent a long time thinking about the villain of the piece. When creating any character the first question you have to ask yourself is: what does he or she want? The answer to that will drive every scene they’re in. In the special case of a supervillain, you want to know about their ambitions. Think of it as an evil interview.
First question – is he/she trying to take over:
Where is your supervillain based?
What do I wear when taking over the world?
Finally, let’s take a moment to celebrate the supervillain. A superhero is nothing without a suitably awesome foe. The more powerful, smart and sneaky the opposition, the higher the stakes, the more satisfying the story. Get the bad guy right and you’re more than halfway to a great story.
So there you have it: where there’s good, there also has to be some suitably awesome evil!
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Library Girl (aka Library Girl)
*Many thanks to Clare Hall-Craggs for inviting me to part of the blog tour for this fabulous title from Nosy Crow*