Blog Tour Review: Black Knight (The Inventory #3) by Andy Briggs
I’m excited about this blog tour, because I’ve really liked reading these books! There are three books in this series by Andy Briggs: Iron Fist, Gravity and Black Knight. I was sent all three books in the series, and this blog tour is for the newest one. The books follow Dev and his two accidental sidekicks Lot and Mason as they track down a criminal group who have stolen futuristic technology from Dev’s mysterious home, the Inventory.
I took part in the blog tour for Gravity last year, so I was excited to finally read them! In this post, I’ll give a quick recap and my thoughts of the first two books in the series, before reviewing Black Knight. Let’s go!
Iron Fist & Gravity
Hidden under a small suburban town, the Inventory is a collection of the most incredible technology the world has NEVER seen: invisible camouflage, HoverBoots, indestructible metals, and the deadly war robot Iron Fist. Dev’s uncle, Charlie Parker, is the Inventory’s mild-mannered curator, with security provided by Eema, a beyond-state-of-the-art artificial intelligence system. But security is catastrophically breached when Lot and Mason from school turn up unexpectedly and, hot on their heels, a ruthless gang of thieves working for the Collector and the Shadow Helix organization. If the thieves succeed in their goal to seize the Iron Fist, Dev, his friends, and the world are in a whole heap of trouble.
I didn’t know what to expect before I started reading this series. I wasn’t sure what age group it was for, or what they’d really be about. Turns out, I really enjoyed it! I flew through the first book, finishing it in a day. The world building was perfectly done, and the story moved at a great pace. I learned so much about the main character, Dev, and his strange home. It was so engaging! There were twists and turns – especially a huge one to do with Dev’s background – and I loved it. I really love a book with good twists!
In school, Dev isn’t one of the cool kids – he’s far from it. Everyone thinks he’s a bit of a dork, and he’s usually the kind of person to be invited to parties for the sole purpose of being laughed at. I felt so bad for him at the beginning. But soon, you find out that he’s actually got a super cool home: an Inventory full of crazy, classified tech! One thing I especially like about these books is the cool futuristic technology. It’s so imaginative and I loved learning about all the different bits of equipment! It was fun to read about Dev playing around with them and learning what each thing does, with varying results.
The ending to each book leaves it open for a sequel, so I was hanging on for more. I finished the first book and instantly picked up the second the carry on with the story, and did the same with the third…
Dev and his friends are back with more mind-bending tech in this third installment of the Inventory series. The World Consortium is recruiting more agents to defend the most advanced technology the world isn’t ready for, and it’s up to Dev, Lot and Mason to train them up for action. But will they be ready before Shadow Helix’s next strike? And has Dev uncovered all the secrets of his past, or is there more to know about his special abilities?
I couldn’t wait to get back into Dev’s world and find out what was going to happen next! After the adventures in the first two books, anything could have happened. In this third installment, we see a bit of a different dynamic to Dev’s work environment and his relationships with his teammates. The World Consortium, the people behind the Inventory’s tech, have hired new recruits and Dev, Lot and Mason have to train them. It was interesting to see how they interacted with each other, and how each of the new recruits adapted to their strange new work.
I really liked how the new characters was introduced. They each had their own chapter, outlining a bit about who they were, where they came from and why they were being recruited. I instantly loved Riya, a badass girl with almost ninja-like reflexes and martial arts skills!
The action was more intense in this book than the first two. It even involved using the Inventory tech to go up into space to search for Black Knight, a spectacular long-forgotten weapon that could have disastrous consequences if triggered. I couldn’t stop reading because it has such great pace and energy! I think Black Knight was my favourite one in the series, purely because of the intense plot and the introduction of new recruits.
I honestly can’t think of a bad thing to say about this series! The characters are so well-written and interesting, and the world building is great. All three books have constant action and they’re so much fun to read! I’d probably say they’re suitable for anyone age 12+. If you love past-paced adventure, great characters and super cool tech, these books are definitely for you!
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