I am pleased to be on the blog tour for Hero High: Figure in the Flames today, bringing you an excerpt from the book.
Reality TV meets Superhero High School in this intriguing story about friendship, fame, and what it means to be a hero.
In Icon City superheroes save the day every day on the quarter hour. Led by Captain Fantastic, scores of superhero celebrities do their best to train the next generation. Seventeen year old Friday Fitzsimmons and Jake her childhood friend are their latest starstruck recruits. When Doctor Dangerous returns from the dead and the Figure in Flames decimates the city, Captain Fantastic is betrayed by one of his own.
Torn between Jake, Ashley and her feelings for Doctor Dangerous, Friday must decide if her childhood friend is worth fighting for, and if the worlds most famous super-villain is worth saving, all while learning how to be a hero.
I ran as fast as I could until I heard the little girl cry. “Mrs Mine!”
I froze, and looked back. “Who’s Mrs Mine,” I asked.
“My bunny,” the little girl replied. As a small child I had a stuffed bearand stupid asitwas, I knew how she felt. That bunny was a member of the family. I dropped the little girl and pushed her forward.
“Run!” I yelled. “I’ll get your bunny.”
Lisa scooped up the girl and reached out to drag me back but she was too slow.
“Fitz!” Lisa screamed as I ran back towards the car, blocking out every sound, not letting myself think. I dropped to the floor and grabbed the toy like it was a baton in a relay race with no seconds to spare. I could hear each drop of fuel hit the road like the pounding ofmy pulse. Something blurry in the sky was speeding towards us and Lisa made a run for me again. Just asmy fingers whispered across hers a voice boomed from above.
“Get down!” A man in a super skeleton suit flew down from the sky and wrapped himself round the two of us, deploying a shield from his back. It wasn’t a moment too soon. The car erupted inan awesome display of fire and the crowd oohedand awed at the spectacle as though they were watching New Year’s fireworks. I opened my eyes to the masked, super-suited figure above me.
“Partner Kisaragi, it’s good to finally meet you.” Lisa turned away from his face, only inches from hers, and mumbled something under her breath that might have been“show off”.