Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Rise of the Robot Army
Art by Dusty Higgins
Book Two of Rob's fantastic middle grade series, which expertly marries traditional and graphic-novel storytelling, picks up just as Miles is about to start eighth grade. He and Henry have had a great summer, hanging out and fighting crime (Miles as Gilded, Henry as the boy behind the scenes). Miles has gotten used to being unstoppable, to being the hero, and it's a very rude awakening to return to school, where he's just another kid who must wake up early, do his homework, and avoid the school bully.
Rob explores that dichotomy--loser by day, hero by night--and what it does to young Miles's ego (it's not good). He also introduces some very cool new characters, including Lenore, whom Henry and Miles meet in a military prison (!) and who may be hiding some secret powers of her own (!!), and the titular robots, created for the sole purpose of destroying Gilded (!!!). Dusty brings all of the action to life with his killer line work.
Greg Stadnyk oversaw the eye-catching new series look.
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A Junior Library Guild Selection