- Pages - 352
- Published - By David Fickling Books
- Date - 1st September 2011
- Age - 9+
- Isbn: 978 0 857 560223
- Thunderbolt (otherwise known as Sam) who is the child with the brains and a little bit of brawn too
- The Peretti twins (Angela and Zerlina) who are best described as 'angels of Satan'! They have the amazing talent of getting anybody to do exactly want they want
- Bridie, who not only has red hair but also the sensible motherly temperament and . . . .
- Sharkie Bob, who is the little monster eater!
Apparently Phillip intended to write half a dozen adventure stories in this series, but he never actually got them to publication because His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass etc) stopped him in his tracks. Whilst I think he can be forgiven, as these made him a global success, I do hope that he will now have the time to write additional adventures. I for one will be interested to continue following the gang's future adventures.