“It's the robots, Cat. They're back, and they're stealing people's souls.”
Nate and Cat are still mad about inventing, but it's a dangerous game. Having narrowly defeated the crazed genius Ebenezer Saint, strange things are happening back home. What is Saint's building company up to? Why is everyone in the town acting crazy? And who is the metal man with golden eyes staring at them from the shadows?
Soon Nat and Cate are plunged into a terrifying conspiracy, one that could see the human race reduced to mindless robotic slaves. They must rely on old friends, dangerous allies and even wilder inventions if they want to save the world.
Once again they have to out-wit, out-run and out-invent the world's greatest inventor, but this time there's a whole army to defeat.
Alexander Gordon Smith (born 1979) is an author of books, mainly for children and young adults.
Between 2000 and 2003 he studied English literature at the University of East Anglia, where he set up a small poetry press called Egg Box Publishing. Egg Box published a number of new poets, including Richard Evans, Ramona Herdman and poetry collective Aisle16, and continues to add to its list of books.
In October 2004, Smith published a creative writing guide, "Inspired Creative Writing", for Infinite Ideas Ltd. A followup guide, "Writing Bestselling Children's Books" was published in July 2007.
Photo: Alexander Gordon Smith at a signing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2008.