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VILLAIN.NET 1: Council of Evil [Paperback]

Andy Briggs
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5 Jun 2008 Villain.Net
School bully Jake Hunter receives a mysterious email inviting him to join a scheme for world domination. With unlimited power and wealth at his fingertips, how can he resist? But to get it he has to become an arch-criminal, entangled in a plan that threatens the planet. And that could just be a step too far . . .

'Council of Evil' is the first book in the action packed new anti-series 'VILLAIN.NET' - the perfect antidote to the series 'HERO.COM', also by screenwriter Andy Briggs.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (5 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192755447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192755445
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andy was commissioned to officially reboot TARZAN - bringing a fresh take to the beloved Edgar Rice Burroughs character for a new generation of readers. He started writing on movie projects such as "JUDGE DREDD and "FREDDY VS JASON" and "FOREVERMAN" for Spiderman creator Stan Lee and legendary producer Robert Evans.

Andy went on to work on Warner Bros. "AQUAMAN" - while at the same time landing an eight-book deal with Oxford University Press for "HERO.COM" and "VILLAIN.NET". His childhood love of comics continues as he writes them - his first graphic novel RITUAL published by Markosia Comics, aimed for mature readers, while DINOCORPS is his latest, which is action-packed fun for all ages!

Currently he's working on numerous screenplays and getting ready to produce his first feature film.

TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY is the first of the new, officially rebooted, Tarzan titles - with TARZAN: THE JUNGLE WARRIOR launched during the Tarzan centenary and TARZAN: THE SAVAGE LANDS in 2013!

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'VILLAIN.NET' made me the man I am today. (She-Hulk)

With "VILLAIN.NET" I found life again after my husband's death. (The Black Widow)

A rattling adventure . . . every aspiring supervillain should have a copy. (Abomination)

I'll get you, you pesky Council of Evil . . . arrrrggghhh . . . (Dr Doom (last words before he was annihilated by the Council of Evil))

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5.0 out of 5 stars Which side are you on? 30 May 2008
I'm not normally one to write reviews but I was so impressed with the Council of Evil and also Rise of the Heroes... I heard a lot of buzz about these books and decided to give them a go, and it definitely lives up to it...

The and series of books intertwine making you decide which side you want to be on, you can relive your childhood fantasy of being either a hero or a villain... I bought both books together and went for the Hero one first, but both are equally as fun to read. After loving Rise of the Heroes I went straight into Council of Evil, characters appear from the series and the story does intertwine. This makes you feel more involved and you really do start to pick a side!

I would highly recommend both books, for all ages and really looking forward to the next two in the series that are due out in October...

Something else I found great fun after reading the books, was that I found a cool feature on the website that accompanies the series: where you can create your own hero or villain and then challenge your friends/enemies over email... Good fun on a Friday afternoon in the office...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 21 Oct 2009
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Jake Hunter is your average bully - until one computer class leads him to a mysterious website.

The website allows him to download superpowers. When a teacher mistakingly witnesses him bullying a much younger student, Jake must serve detention. When Jake attempts to unsuccessfully explain the truth, rage pulses through him.

Green energy radiates from his body, rendering the teacher unconscious in addition to causing the destruction of the classroom. In a wavering decision, after escaping, Jake rushes back in to save the teacher.

He's hailed as a hero, but one person knows the truth and sends him an email message with a meeting time and location. Jake arrives there to hear an offer he can't refuse. He's about to become the world's most sought after villain.

Jake Hunter's journey into the super-villains is only the beginning. An alternate side has also been discovered in RISE OF THE HEROES. Readers will recognize a few crossover characters that will deepen the plot of both novels. The evil storyline moves along quickly, and it's a fun read for middle schoolers interested in comic books or who love rooting for the bad guys.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thought it would be slightly corny but instead I got a really good book that really catches attention and brings tension and excitement!
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