Book 1 of the Omega Squad series
Omega Squad are an elite team of time travelers, or troopers as they are known. They are sent back to observe and gather information from key points in history for something called Operation Battle Book. Previous missions have run fairly smoothly but now things are starting to get a little strange. Mission Controller Professor Perdu is not as worried as perhaps she should be though, she believes they are just experiencing glitches but the truth is far more sinister. Someone is stealing Time and Energy bundles, and trying to sabotage the operation in the process. This activity is not only illegal it is incredibly dangerous and could affect many. Will Agent 005, Napoleon Smythe, be able to track down the thief in time to save his friend and teammate, Winston?
A totally fun action ride. Napoleon is a great central character a leader in training, and throughout the story he shows great moments of that. His teammates balance him out wonderfully; the impulsive Winston and the tireless Amazon. Their dynamic is interesting to read and I really want to see how it all develops.
The book is fast paced, filled with fun technology and plenty of action. The world that has been created for these characters is an interesting one and like the characters there were some things mentioned outside of the central three that I really would like to see developed in a future book. As an added bonus for those who would prefer their kids to read non-fiction, this series contains snippets of history throughout.
This is the perfect series for fans of Battle Boy or even just someone who loves a bit of action. Possibly best suited for around 9/10 year olds.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Published: 01 September 2012
Format: Paperback 144 pages
Categories: Action, Adventure
ISBN 13: 9781742610931
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