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Angry Robot
01 February 2022
When Cisco Collins returns to his home town thirty years after saving it from being swallowed by a hell mouth opened by an ancient pirate ghost, he realises that being a childhood hero isn't like it was in the movies.

Especially when nobody remembers the heroic bits - even the friends who once fought alongside him.

Struggling with single parenting and treated as bit of a joke, Cisco isn't really in the Christmas spirit like everyone else. A fact that's made worse by the tendrils of the pirate's powers creeping back into our world and people beginning to die in bizarre ways.

With the help of a talking fox, an enchanted forest, a long-lost friend haunting his dreams, and some 80s video game consoles turned into weapons, Cisco must now convince his friends to once again help him save the day. Yet they quickly discover that being a ghostbusting hero is so much easier when you don't have schools runs, parent evenings, and nativity plays to attend. And even in the middle of a supernatural battle, you always need to bring snacks and wipes...
Imprint:   Angry Robot
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9780857669384
ISBN 10:   0857669389
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dan is a writer, editor, and vastly overqualified archaeologist who has lived everywhere from London to Hertfordshire to Manchester to Sydney, which explains the panic in his eyes anytime someone asks where are you from? . Thankfully he is now settled in the rolling green hills of the Peak District with his human family and fluffy sidekicks Indy and Maverick, where he writes books, screenplays and comics.

Reviews for Swashbucklers

PRAISE FOR DAN HANKS Hanks packs his pulpy, energetic debut with gritty violence, snazzy super-science, and high-flying adventure. - Publishers Weekly A serious creative talent and all-round nice guy. - Andrew Patrick, Former CEO, British Film Commission It's a giddy, white-knuckled ride to the very end. - R.W.W. Greene author of The Light Years Dan Hanks delivers a rip-roaring pulp adventure full of supernatural artefacts and boobytraps, insurmountable odds, and irredeemable villains. - Michael F. Haspil, author of Graveyard Shift So cinematic, you can taste the buttered popcorn. - S.A. Sidor, author of Fury from the Tomb Move over Indiana Jones, Captain Moxley has arrived and she won't ask you twice! - Amanda Bridgeman, author of The Subjugate Buckle up and enjoy the ride! - Michael J. Martinez, author of The Daedalus Incident Hanks forces us to suspend reality, embrace the chaotic ride and revel in the fun-factor. - Fantasy Faction Rolls along at break-neck a novelisation of a hit movie you never saw - Starburst Magazine

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