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Thursday 22 November 2012

Shout Out: Omega Squad Trilogy by Charlie Carter

We've always loved Charlie Carter's Battle Boy series here on KBR, but this brand new trilogy - Omega Squad - features the intrepid Napoleon Augustus Smythe (Battle Boy 005) as a savvy thirteen-year-old - Battle Agent 005.

Along with BA004 (a super smart boy but a real smarty pants too), BA009 (a girl with attitude and no time for a smarty pants) and super soldier TEX, he is a member of Omega Squad, an elite team of Time Troopers sent back into history for Operation Battle Book.

Who is stealing historical figures from the Battle Books?

In this case of high-tech body snatching, great leaders from the past – generals, emperors, warriors, kings and queens – have been stolen by mysterious history hackers. The 'bodies' are traced to a facility run by the seedy Time Broker Horace Horologe.

Omega Squad must rescue the displaced leaders and return them to their rightful Battle Books.

In doing so they almost lose their lives. But they also force MANIC to reveal its major role in the assault on Operation Battle Book.

Another fabulous set of books from this history-loving, deliciously adventure-plot-weaving author - a set that will get boys' reading in a trice.

The Omega Squad trilogy is published by Pan Macmillan, $12.99 RRP.