Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (10 Mar 2006)
Carroll has written two novels in this series so far. He's also a regular at Octocon. I feel somewhat cheeky in that we happened to buy this a month earlier, in a charity shop, and then to happen to have it with us at Octocon. So, what the hell, we got it signed.
OK, this is a superhero novel. But it's set ten years after a climactic battle between superheroes and supervillains, which mysteriously ended with all of both disappearing (whether at the battle or not). The world has settled back into normality. But school kids Colin and Danny seem to have some unlikely abilities, and are their parents really the normal people they seem to be? As the first of a series, the answer is obviously not.
A thoughtful look at what it means to be a superhero.