Dreadnought by Mark Walden

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In this action-packed H.I.V.E. adventure, the world’s most powerful villains have a problem: One of their own has gone rogue.

It’s up to Otto to save the world from a renegade faction of the world’s most powerful villains, known as the Disciples. And when they kidnap two of Otto’s friends, things get personal. Otto and a few of his fellow students from H.I.V.E.—the Higher Institute of Villainous Education—head to America in order to track down their missing friends. The search quickly leads them to one of the U.S. military’s most top-secret locations, where it becomes clear that the Disciples are not all they appear. In a desperate race against time Otto must work out who his real friends are and prevent the Disciples from completing their true objective. Only Otto can save the world from domination by a sinister new world order—but it might be that the price he has to pay is just too high.…

About Mark Walden

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Mark Walden spent a decade as a video game designer and producer before becoming a fulltime writer and father. He has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Twentieth Century Literature, Film, and Television, both from Newcastle University. He lives with his family in the United Kingdom.
Published May 24, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 305 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Those young villains-in-training are back, facing their biggest challenge ever, in this, the fourth in a series that is showing signs of tiring. H.I.V.E. (the Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is doing what all schools do, sending their students on a field trip—but they never antici...

May 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Dreadnought (H.I.V.E.)

The Bookbag

Linda Buckley-Archer's Gideon series is also thrilling, but with the twist of time-travellers in the 18th century - Time Quake is the latest instalment.

Sep 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Dreadnought (H.I.V.E.)

The Trades

It's up to Otto and company to save Darkdoom (and a number of other friends -- not to mention the world!) as Drake's true diabolical plans are revealed.

Jul 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Dreadnought (H.I.V.E.)

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