Tony Stark is known throughout the world as many things: billionaire, inventor, Avenger. But mainly for being the Invincible Iron Man.
Just when Tony is about to add his pizzazz to an international eco-summit in Ireland, someone close to him forces him to question his role in making the world a more dangerous place with his high-tech weaponry. But Stark doesn't have much time to reflect before an old enemy presents him with an even greater challenge: the assassination of all the eco-ministers, and Iron Man himself. Just how invincible Iron Man is when he is stripped of everything remains to be seen in this breathless adventure by the best-selling author of Artemis Fowl.
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Eoin Colfer is the internationally best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, which is in development as a film with the Walt Disney Studio, with Kenneth Branagh attached as director. His other novels include the WARP trilogy, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two sons.
Hometown:Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
Date of Birth:May 14, 1965
Place of Birth:Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Education:Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I should probably start this off by admitting that I have never really watched any of the Marvel movies (including the Iron Man ones and the ones that have Iron Man in them) nor have I read any of the comics or books or all that stuff... In short, I am more or less an Iron Man noob with very limited knowledge about the guy. It is not to say that I am totally ignorant about the character and have no idea about his personality or anything, I do. I have been in the room while my husband has watched the movies, so I am not TOTALLY clueless. I just know that I am no where near an expert on this character. So, if I don't know much about this character, why did I want to read this book? Because it was written by Eoin Colfer. He is an author I have enjoyed in the past, so I thought I would get this book and genre a go. The Gauntlet, in short is about Iron Man (duh!) on one of his adventures. This particular adventure, he is supposed to be going to an eco-summit - but finds that is suit has been hacked and that he is more or less kidnapped. Now he has to make it out and he needs to try to help a young girl get out too. Oh the stuff that goes on in this book! All in all, I enjoyed the book well enough. Was it my absolutely favorite? No. But I liked it. I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next and how. It really kind of felt like I was reading a movie or something. Character wise, they were okay. Sometimes they felt a little flat or a little too similar to each other. Eoin Colfer did try to keep true to Tony Stark/Iron Man's personality though. I felt the snarky roll right off the character and the pages. I just wish I could have found a way to connect with the characters. Also, just a heads up, there is some language use in the book. Not too much, but it is there. So, for not being a huge Marvel fan by any means, I still found this book to be okay and mostly enjoyable. My Rating 3.5 Stars This review is based on an eARC provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Find more of my reviews here: http://readingwithcupcakes.blogspot.com/