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Robert Rigby - Author

About the Author

Robert Rigby is co-author of the hugely successful Boy Soldier series, written with Andy McNab. His other fiction incudes the novels of the Goal! movies and a stand-alone novel in the series - Goal: Glory Days. He is the author of the four official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic novels for children. Robert also writes for the theatre, television and radio, and is a prolific songwriter. He lives in Oxford.

Books by Robert Rigby

Wolfblood

Wolfblood

Author: Robert Rigby Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2018

The first thrilling WOLFBLOOD book - based on the smash-hit CBBC series!The first thrilling WOLFBLOOD book - based on the smash-hit CBBC series! WOLFBLOOD follows teenage Wolfbloods. Humans with the ability to transform into wolves at the full moon and at times when they're stressed. This mysterious race has lived among us for centuries. Wolfbloods have superhuman powers in the form of strength, speed, agility and heightened senses, and retain these even when in human form. Fourteen-year-old Maddy lives with her mother and father high in the moors of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Her Wolfblood nature - and that of her parents - is her most closely guarded secret. She tries to live as normal a life as possible, but there is danger at every turn, with her best friend determined to track down the secret of the 'beasts of the moors'; and the pull of the full moon every month tempting the Wolfbloods. And on top of this, the trials and tribulations of ordinary teenage life . . . Then into her life steps a stranger, Rhydian, and one who she realises with shock is just like her . . . Maddy and Rhydian must hide their secret from even their closest friends, or the Wolfblood race could be in deadly danger. PULL OF THE MOON is the first in the series of four WOLFBLOOD books.

Wolfblood: Pull of the Moon

Wolfblood: Pull of the Moon

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2015

The first thrilling WOLFBLOOD book - based on the smash-hit CBBC series! WOLFBLOOD follows teenage Wolfbloods. Humans with the ability to transform into wolves at the full moon and at times when they're stressed. This mysterious race has lived among us for centuries. Wolfbloods have superhuman powers in the form of strength, speed, agility and heightened senses, and retain these even when in human form. Fourteen-year-old Maddy lives with her mother and father high in the moors of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Her Wolfblood nature - and that of her parents - is her most closely guarded secret. She tries to live as normal a life as possible, but there is danger at every turn, with her best friend determined to track down the secret of the 'beasts of the moors'; and the pull of the full moon every month tempting the Wolfbloods. And on top of this, the trials and tribulations of ordinary teenage life . . . Then into her life steps a stranger, Rhydian, and one who she realises with shock is just like her . . . Maddy and Rhydian must hide their secret from even their closest friends, or the Wolfblood race could be in deadly danger. PULL OF THE MOON is the first in the series of four WOLFBLOOD books.

Wolfblood: Call of the Wild

Wolfblood: Call of the Wild

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2015

The second thrilling WOLFBLOOD book - based on the smash-hit CBBC series! On a snowy night on Stoneybridge Moor, three wild wolves pursue another lone wolf, closing in on him. Meanwhile, Maddy and her parents take shelter in their underground 'den', away from the full moon and the danger of transforming into Wolfbloods in the open air. When the young wolf is chased desperately to their house, they realise with shock that it's Rhydian - back from the wild, where he's been in self-inflicted exile with his mother and the 'wild' pack. Danger is hot on Rhydian's heels, though. The pack leader, Alric, is hunting him, claiming that he broke their rules, that he tried to win the wolves around to being open to human ways. Maddy and her family must, once again, try to keep Rhydian safe, and protect the Wolfblood secret from being exposed. Things are complicated, though, with the arrival of another young wild Wolfblood - unkempt, feisty Jana, who poses a threat to Maddy in more ways than one . . . Another thrilling and tense instalment in the CBBC WOLFBLOOD series.

Codename Eagle

Codename Eagle

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

After his failed escape to England across the Pyrenees, Paul Hansen is living, once again, in France. While the Germans blitz London and other major cities, Paul is getting more and more restless. Though he's part of the resistance movement, the past six months have been quiet. Then one night, like phantoms, they arrive by parachute: six men from the German Brandenburg Regiment, a special force of elite soldiers. Do they have information about Paul's father, who was mysteriously shot in Antwerp? Is Paul their target now?

Codename Eagle

Codename Eagle

Author: Robert Rigby Format: eBook Release Date: 16/07/2015

After his failed escape to England across the Pyrenees, Paul Hansen is living, once again, in France. While the Germans blitz London and other major cities, Paul is getting more and more restless. Though he's part of the resistance movement, the past six months have been quiet. Then one night, like phantoms, they arrive by parachute: six men from the German Brandenburg Regiment, a special force of elite soldiers. Do they have information about Paul's father, who was mysteriously shot in Antwerp? Is Paul their target now?

The Eagle Trail

The Eagle Trail

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Who is the traitor among us? WWII, German-occupied Antwerp, and life continues as usual for 16-year-old Paul Hansen - until his father is shot. Paul learns that his parents are part of a group of resistance fighters and he's whisked away by Jos Theys, his father's closest friend, to the home of an elderly couple. There Paul learns he must leave Antwerp as quickly as possible and travel south through France and across the Pyrenees into Spain, and from there to England, and freedom. It is a journey to save his life. Along the way he is aided by a collection of courageous men and women prepared to risk everything to help him in his desperate fight for survival. Danger is ever present; who can Paul really trust? A tense, hugely compelling tale of bravery, betrayal and first love.

London 2012: Deep Waters

London 2012: Deep Waters

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Lucy Chambers lives to swim. Tipped as a future Paralympian, she has watched the Aquatics Centre rise up near her London home and hopes to make a real splash there in 2012. But the ripples of Lucy's success have reached her mother, Sarah, who rejected her soon after she was born. Both mother and daughter share a passion for swimming - but is now the right time to start sharing in each other's lives? For Lucy, the waters have never been deeper...

London 2012 Novel: Parallel Lines

London 2012 Novel: Parallel Lines

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

Blessed with twin talents, Sam Warder appears to have it all. A lightning-fast scrum-half on the rugby pitch, he also performs feats of strength and agility on the parallel bars. But the London 2012 Games are approaching and Sam is at a crossroads. Flying in the face of peer pressure, he chooses Gymnastics as his sport. And then the threatening text messages begin...Can Sam hold fast to his Olympic odyssey in a school where rugby is a religion?

London 2012 Novel 1: Running in Her Shadow

London 2012 Novel 1: Running in Her Shadow

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

A gifted track and field athlete, Megan Morgan has all the makings of an Olympic superstar. Whether sprinting, jumping or hurdling, her body moves like quicksilver and her sporting dreams look set to become reality. Backing Megan all the way is her determined mother. A promising athlete in her youth, she will not rest until her daughter competes for Team GB. But where is the line between love and obsession? And how much pressure can Megan withstand?

Goal! 3

Goal! 3

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Santiago Munez is back in England and playing in the Premiership once again. He's also been selected for the World Cup and is playing on the form of his life. But things in his personal life are more complicated . . . When disaster strikes during an international warm-up match and Santi is injured, it looks like his dream of playing in the greatest competition of them all is over. Can he prove himself physically and mentally match-fit in time for the finals . . . ?

Goal! 2

Goal! 2

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2007

Santiago has made his mark in the UK Premier league as a magic midfielder with Newcastle United. But European football now beckons and he finds himself playing alongside stars such as Beckham, Raul and Zidane for Real Madrid. But playing in the UEFA Champions League can bring new pressures - new challenges: fighting to keep his place in the squad, trying to resist the temptations surrounding a successful footballer, aiming to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend back home. Sometimes dreams can turn sour . . .

Goal!

Goal!

Author: Robert Rigby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2005

A terrific story of a young Latino boy who is spotted by an ex-scout, playing in a park in Los Angeles, and wins himself a trial at one of England's Premier League clubs - Newcastle United. Struggling to cope with the gritty Northern weather, the rivalries and jealousies from other players and dodgy scouts, he has just this one shot at fulfilling his dream.He has the skill, but does he have the pace and stamina necessary for success? A riveting tale of one underdog, the first of three fantastic football movies coming over 2005-2007.

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