CHERUB: CLASS A
JUST DAYS AWAY!
three weeks away from the launch of CHERUB: Class A. Here's a little
taster, just to get you all excited!
James pushed an armchair against the
door as the gunman rattled the handle on the outside. He desperately
needed some kind of weapon.
‘Unlock this or I’ll shoot you to pieces,’
the man shouted, as he pounded the door with his fist.
James slid one of Keith’s LPs off its rack. He’d
learned in weapons training that you can make a dagger by shattering
any object made out of hard plastic. He leaned the record sleeve against
the wall and stamped it with his bloody trainer.
The gunman shoulder charged the door.
One of his colleagues shouted after him from the kitchen.
‘You need a hand?’
The gunman didn’t sound worried. ‘It’s
just some smartass kid, who’s gonna be feeling a lot of pain real
Three deafening shots fired into the door, blasting
away the lock. James tipped the pieces of the album out of its sleeve
and grabbed the longest shard of what, until a few moments earlier,
had been a valuable purple vinyl edition of Led Zeppelin IV.
The gunman kicked the door twice, barging the armchair
out of the way. James backed up to the wall beside the door, with the
shard of purple vinyl clutched tightly in his hand. His heart drummed
like it was set to burst. If he got this wrong, he’d end up with
a bullet through his head.
The second he eyed the pistol coming through the door,
James grabbed the muzzle with one hand while plunging the sharp piece
of plastic into the gunman’s wrist. The man screamed out. His
fingers sprang apart and James snatched the gun, before backing up to
the opposite wall and turning it around so that his finger was on the
The man tugged the plastic out of his arm as he stumbled
over the armchair. He faced James off with a self-assured grin.
‘Big gun for a little boy, eh?’ the
man said, showing off a rack of yellow teeth. ‘Are you really
gonna shoot me?’
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Don't forget you can
read the opening chapter right now. It's online here.
(*Date may differ outside Great Britain)
win, find the correct phrase and e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
lucky winners will receive a set of CHERUB cover artwork signed by the
Competition closes on 28/10/2004
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to Fiona, Harriet and Mark who won the August competition.
The winners will be picked on or soon
after the closing date and will be notified by e-mail shortly afterwards.
MUCHAMORE DENIES SECRET VEGAS MARRIAGE TO BRITNEY
ho, CHERUB fans,
This picture isn't just to show off how cute I was before
I got old and tubby. It's one of many embarrassing photos you'll find
in the new author section of my web site at: www.cherubcampus.com/author.htm
The previous author section
was all on one page and it was a bit rubbish. This time there's an FAQ,
family album and the mysterious TTIWLTDBID section.
Why not check it out?
I've been visiting the
CHERUB forums and answering fan's questions almost every day this month.
I have to say, I really enjoy George's site and I hope more of you join
One of the weirdest threads
on the forum is the one where fans speculate about what the acronym
CHERUB stands for. So far my favorite is
Maybe one day I'll tell
you all what CHERUB really stands for.
a good month!
P.S. If you've got any comments or questions on CHERUB
books, CHERUB News or CHERUB Campus, you can e-mail me at: email@example.com
or join me on the CHERUB forums