Trail of the Cursed Cobras

Trail of the Cursed Cobras

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DODGING FACELESS DEMONS, TRYING TO SAVE THE WORLD, AND BEING HASSLED BY YOUR DEAD MUM - IT'S JUST ANOTHER SCHOOL DAY FOR BOBBY GIBSON AND ADA AMAYA.

An ill-advised short cut pulls the twelve-year-olds into a deadly plot involving secret agents, an ageless sorcerer, and an artefact of devastating power.

As the children race against time to solve the mystery, they must face their fears, outwit their foes, battle monsters born of shadow and nightmare, and make their way through traps to the heart of it all: the Apocalypse Chamber.

It's 1982 and five kids from a North London comprehensive school are fighting the End of the World.

I'd say the odds are about even...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 324 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 630g
  • English
  • 1999723341
  • 9781999723347

Review quote

Trail of the Cursed Cobras isn't just a fantastic found family story, it's proof Nugent is a massive talent who only continues to impress. This is nuanced, compassionate and very funny genre fiction and I can't wait to see what happened in Norfolk, as the kids frequently do not talk about. - The Full Lid




'Nugent captures the feeling of being in school as a teenager. The teachers you dread (they are always PE ones aren't they); the classes you enjoy and the teachers who are fair but love to be sarcastic. On top of that the hierarchy of schools with bullies to avoid and the traditional shout of shame or fight when things go badly for an unlucky pupil. While this is in the 80s I suspect many younger readers will find little changes but for those older readers mentions of cola bottles, 80s tv shows and films will add a special dose of nostalgia too. Again, this level of depth gives a special texture to the story that makes it feel real and lived in. Nugent is a writer who knows how to keep your attention.

As the story develops and we find more about this world and characters we see plenty of opportunity for more such stories and this could easily be a long running enjoyable series. I hope so because this was the kind of read you enjoy with a smile on your face. Skilled writing, great plotting and world building and most of all characters you would go out on a limb for. Go track down a copy and have a lot of fun reading it. Strongly recommended!'-Runalong The Shelves
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