As 5000 police officers mounted on camels and armed with ray guns and howitzers battled waves of eager CHERUB fans, valiant staff from Hodder Children's Books formed a 300 strong human chain to move the books into a fleet of sixty Chinook helicopters.
It is believed the books were flown to a secret underground location in Derbyshire, where they are now being held under 24-hour armed guard.
Author Robert Muchamore urged fans to remain calm and reminded them that CHERUB: Class A will be in plentiful supply when it is published on October 14th*.
Don't forget you can read the opening chapter right now. It's online here.
No top celebrity or sports star will be seen without their CHERUB T-shirt this autumn - and you don't have to miss out either, because we've got two to give away!
Two lucky winners will receive:
To enter, simply e-mail your three answers to: email@example.com
(1) What is the youngest age at which a cherub
can enter basic training?
(2) What is the name of the children's home
James gets sent to after his mother dies in The Recruit?
(3) What type of dog attacks James in the first
chapter of CHERUB: Class A?
Competition closes on 25/9/2004 For full terms and conditions click here.
George Burgess was one of the first kids
to e-mail me when The Recruit came out and he's a huge CHERUB fan. He's
now set up an unnofficial CHERUB forum at:
The first time you use the forums you have to register. You'll receive a password by e-mail a few minutes later. After that you'll be free to log in and post messages and questions about everything to do with CHERUB.
There aren't many members yet, but George is bent on total global domination, so why not help him out by joining in and livening things up?
I did, and I'll be visiting the forums every few days to settle your scores, answer your questions and make sure that you're all behaving yourselves.
By the way, George tells me there's absolutely no swearing allowed. He's already threatened to ban me for being a bad influence on my own readers.
CHECK IT OUT NOW AT:
P.S Don't forget to tell all your friends about CHERUB!