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  • Published: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742536323
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 216

Goldrush: Vanguard Prime Book 1


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'Alex Rider joins the X-men!' in this exciting, action-packed new superhero series for 10-12 year olds.



Sam Lee was just a normal teenager ... until the disastrous emergence of his superpowers. Now Sam has the chance to become the youngest-ever member of Vanguard Prime, a team of elite superheroes. But does Sam have what it takes to save the world?

Elite superhero team Vanguard Prime has a new recruit ...

Sam Lee was just a normal teenager ... until the disastrous emergence of his superpowers. Now he has the chance to join his childhood heroes and become the youngest-ever member of Vanguard Prime. But when the time comes, will Sam have what is takes to save the world?

  • Pub date: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742536323
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 216

About the Author

Steven Lochran

Steven Lochran graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a BA in Creative Writing. He has worked as a journalist and sub-editor and has been working in publishing for the past four years. After a stint in marketing, he is currently out on the road as a Sales Rep in Victoria.

The Vanguard Prime series for 10+ readers is a true labour of love – it combines Steve's passion for books and storytelling with a lifelong interest in comics and pop culture.

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Praise for Goldrush: Vanguard Prime Book 1

“Think CHERUB, Alex Rider and Artemis Fowl all rolled into one ... then you've got Vanguard Prime!”

DMAG

“Steven Lochran's first novel is a fast-paced action text ... the plot remains tense and the sense of drama and excitement are maintained until the closing pages. Lochran has created interesting and complex characters with plenty of scope to develop them further and will appeal to readers in the 10 to 14 plus age range.”

Children's Book Council of Australia

“Pacy … plenty of teenage humour … Lochran's thorough approach to constructing his superhero world pays off.”

The Courier Mail

“Sam is a character we can all get behind – the plot is fast-paced and, along with the fact that the elite squad contains some strong and capable female superheroes, I'm more than happy to recommend this to readers of 10 and up.”

Readings

“I LOVED this book! … fast paced and exciting and I stayed up until 11.30pm to find out what happened in the end.”

Mummy Ate Me blog

“An action-packed adventure for those who enjoy superhero stories like The Avengers and X-Men … A great read and highly recommended – particularly for boys aged 10+.”

Catherine, Goodreads.com


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