Book One of the Strike Trilogy
Tobin Lloyd's life is perfect: he's a senior at Bridgton High, he's one of the funniest kids in school, and his only worry is whether or not his latest prank is going to result in yet another detention.
But when he wakes up in the world of Capricious, a place where superheroes are real and attacks by super-villains are just another hassle of living in the city, all of that changes. Suddenly, Tobin's last year of high school is not going as he expected.
Far from home and pretty sure he's gone insane, Tobin must join a strange group of companions (including a beer-drinking dog and a genius, three-foot-tall robot) as he desperately tries to find a way back to Earth. However, that may be even harder than Tobin knows: a mysterious super-villain named Vincent Harris has big plans for the planet Earth...and Tobin is the only person standing in his way.
A carefree, C-student class clown is the world's last hope? Yikes.
Full of action and humor, Strike: The Hero From The Sky is the perfect novel for anyone who loves a good adventure.
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About the Author
Charlie Wood lives with his wife, Kate, in Massachusetts. He enjoys movies, baseball, and comic books. This is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The entire book was filled with 'was xxxing' verbs. The author needs to lose all those auxillary verbs. They drag down the action. Just say 'he walked' instead of 'he was walking.'
Fast paced, lots of humor, and a, not yet ready for action, superhero, what's not to love? I am always looking for new books for my classroom and Strike will be a hit. A flawed, classroom clown with enough edge to make him easy to connect with, the character of Tobin is one that readers will enjoy rooting for. Tobin's friends, Jennifer the intellectual, and Chad the athlete, are a welcomed change from the type of friends we would expect a kid like Tobin to associate with. Hopefully we will see more of them in the next installment. Add a mentor with two interesting, fun sidekicks, and you have a great story that I will keep you turning pages from this world to the next.
Wow! What a great read! I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page! The idea is really unique and very well written. Once you start, the story draws you in and I for one did not want to put it down!! It's fast passed and flows effortlessly! The author's humour really shines through in places making you both smile and laugh, but in other places there is an ominous air of foreboding, like a dark cloud that you know the Hero is inevitably going to face! And best of all, it leaves you wanting more! A really great fantasy adventure for anyone! Really highly recommended for anyone in need of a little superhero action!!