This is the third series that is based around the Cherub story line that Robert Muchamore has created and is the final series on Cherub I am going to be reading due to Robert Muchamore not making any more of the series. This series of book (Henderson Boys) is the prequel to the first series as it shows how Cherub became a thing. So will this series which is set in world war 2 be as good as the other series I suppose you will have to read on to find out.
It is the summer of 1940, Hitler’s army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civilians are on the run. Amid the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a 12-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
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As you could probably guess I am a fan of the CHERUB series as I have review just about every book expect for the Henderson boys series. This is a series I have read through before but this is before I started this blog and I wanted to have the reviews up for everyone to see. This means during my last book buying spree I went and bought the kindle version of the Escape so I would be able to read it on my way to uni. It was during that read on the read that I remember just how much I loved series, this is because not only does it have the same sort of aspect as the other two series with the children spies but because it is sent in a later time, and before cherub was even a thing it has got the main character Henderson feeling uncomfortable about using Marc as he doesn’t want the child to get hurt.
I do still prefer James Adams as the main character of a CHERUB series but I am start to really like Marc, especially with what he is able to do with no training and is just want to make sure he is able to stay alive and find a way out of the war. Not only that, he was willing to make sure he was going to stay behind in order for some other people to make it to Britain, which just shows how much the 12 year old has grown up in a short amount of time.
While reading the original series of CHERUB I loved reading about all the new technology and what it was capable of doing but seeing how there is no chance of this happening in this series, I am loving finding out what the people in the war would call amazing technology and it is just something that we all take for granted such as mobile phones.
The story in this book is amazing, I loved reading about Marc journey from the north of France all the way to the bottom just so that he is able to get to Britain and find somewhere that is relatively save. Reading about all the things he had to do in order to do this is amazing as well, I simply couldn’t of put the book down. I only had 3 more chapters left when I managed to get to my uni house and if I hadn’t started reading Harry Potter I would of finished the book that night.
This book is amazing and if you loved the CHERUB series then it is almost certain you are going to love this series just as much. It has got everything that you would want from a children spy book but with the added benfiet of seeing how all those skills can be added and used in a war torn country.
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