Action-Filled Adventure: Read our Review of Robin Hood #3: Jet Skis, Swamps and Smugglers by Robert Muchamore

Action-Filled Adventure: Read our Review of Robin Hood #3: Jet Skis, Swamps and Smugglers by Robert Muchamore

Robert Muchamore is one of our favourite authors, most notable for his bestselling Cherub series. He has visited Australia numerous times, and he has a special place in our heart, as demonstrated by his loyal Australian fanbase. Robert finished the Cherub spy series when he felt that there were no further adventures possible to imagine for those characters.

Obviously his imagination has gone into overdrive for the Robin Hood series, taking us into a dystopian future where social order has broken down.

Robin Hood is a twelve-year-old high school student, who enjoys tinkering with his PC and perfecting his archery skills. He is not cool, popular or topping his grades. But he is a very competent parkour athlete, can shoot an arrow right into the bullseye from 50 meters, and break into his grade teacher’s office and hack the computer.

In Jet Skis, Swamps and Smugglers, there’s a price on Robin’s head, one that has attracted a gang of ruthless mercenaries who are determined to track him down and hand him over to Guy Gisborne. So Robin is hiding out by the sea, but trouble has a way of finding him.

Before long he is helping to rescue refugees and trying to avoid the attentions of Customs and Immigration officials. Then he and Marion discover a people-smuggling operation: desperate people brought into the country to work in slave-like conditions making cheap goods. It’s only a matter of time before the two of them are trying to find out who is behind it—and Robin is again making the headlines with spectacular raids on the rich and powerful.

Jet Skis, Swamps and Smugglers is utterly riveting. Just like the first two books in the series, this novel is a real page-turner, with a good deal of suspense and numerous twists to keep the reader guessing.

It’s a deeply serious story that touches on themes of displacement, asylum seekers, inequity of wealth and education, social outcasts, and the misuse of power by authority. While serious, Muchamore’s ability to present these themes in an understandably compelling way is incredible.

I highly recommend this third entry in the Robin Hood series for readers aged 10+, who will enjoy this adventure story and find a compelling hero in Robin Hood.

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Spy Drones and Water Snakes: Chapter Sampler from Robin Hood #3: Jet Skis, Swamps and Smugglers by Robert Muchamore

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6 August 2021

Spy Drones and Water Snakes: Chapter Sampler from Robin Hood #3: Jet Skis, Swamps and Smugglers by Robert Muchamore

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Robin and Marion are taking on the authorities again in the third action-packed adventure from international bestseller Robert Muchamore. There's a price on Robin's head, one that has attracted a gang of ruthless mercenaries who are determined to track him down and hand him over to Guy Gisborne. So Robin is hiding out by the sea, but trouble has a way of finding him. Before long he is helping to rescue refugees and trying to avoid the attentions of Customs and Immigration officials. Then he and Marion discover a people-smuggling operation: desperate people brought into the country to work in slave-like conditions making cheap goods. It's only a matter of time before the two of them are trying to find out who is behind it - and Robin is again making the headlines with spectacular raids on the rich and powerful.
Robert Muchamore
About the author

Robert Muchamore

Born on 26th December 1972, he is a well-known English author, mostly known for writing the Cherub and Henderson's Boys series. He was born in Tufnell Park, North London and is the youngest of four children. During his childhood he attended a Catholic School called St. Johns Upper Holloway. Robert insisted on being a photographer, architect or writer. After he realised training to be an architect would be "too much work" and a Saturday job at a camera shop would put him off being a photographer, he turned to writing. His first series of books was Henderson's Boys. This series consisted of 5 books, all really exciting. Charles Henderson the main character in this series leads into the book CHERUB. His next series of book was CHERUB. This series consists of 12 books all really, really out there, and adventurous.

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