Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow - Air Blast - Hachette Children's Group

Air Blast

Tyranno Quest 1

By Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow
Illustrated by Jack Lawrence

  • Paperback
  • £5.99

Hot spin-off from the I HERO series, YOU are pitted against the evil Starlord Tyranno as he battles to take over planet Earth. Written by the award-winning 2Steves!

Tyranno, the evil Starlord, plans to attack Earth with his alien armies. Your quest is to defeat Tyranno.
But first YOU must battle Hurrikano, lord of Airworld, who is preparing the first strike.
Use your high-tech DART suit to defeat Hurrikano and capture his Staff of Power before he can use it
to invade Earth.
You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...

Biographical Notes

Steve Barlow was born in Britain (in Crewe, in the county of Cheshire). He went to Brierley Street School, which was like Bash Street only not as sophisticated, then to Crewe County Grammar School for Boys (and what kind of school feels the need, in its name, to remind its pupils what gender they are? Hmmm?). He went on to study at Warwick University and Nottingham University, and worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana, where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was \'A goat ate it, sir!\'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore, and the rest is hysteria.

Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He was born in Birstall near Leicester in England. After managing to pass some exams at school, he went on to Nottingham University to supposedly read English, but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids (yes, really).
He trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film studies, before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author.
He lives in Leicester and is a great rugby fan (he supports Leicester Tigers - \'Come on you Tiiiiigeeeers!\').

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445108759
  • Publication date: 28 Jun 2012
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
This is a fantastic book for boys who need to be introduced to reading for pleasure, it lets the imagination flow as you are the hero of the book and get to decide your own destiny. This book can be used for independent reading in upper KS2 as well as guided reading. It can also be used in golden time as a classroom activity in which the class vote on which option to choose. — Sofia, www.goodreads.com
As soon as one I Hero book reappears in the library it is snapped up within the hour. — G Trueman, Bath
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