Who is Robert Muchamore?
Robert Kilgore Muchamore (born 26 December 1972, aged 39) is a London based English author, most notable for writing the CHERUB and Henderson's Boys novels.
In 2001, Robert Muchamore began to write the CHERUB novels that were originally meant to be a children’s novel, though was too violent. He tried to write novels that he would have enjoyed reading when he was an adolescent, a time when he remembers being too old for children's novels but not old enough to read adult novels. Early in 2002, Robert finished his novel and sent it to a literary agent, where he was rejected. He kept hope and tried again, sending it to another agent who decided to take him on. Nine copies of the book were printed and sent to publishers all over the country, where one eventually said yes.
CHERUB is a sixteen book series, following the life of a character named James Adams (formerly James Choke) and his younger half-sister Lauren Adams (formerly Lauren Zoe Onions), a member of CHERUB (Charles Henderson's espionage research unit B), a top-secret branch of the British Secret Service. The organisation recruits orphan children and trains them as intelligence officers. Once qualified, they are used to investigate targets ranging from international terrorists to gang leaders. As children, they are considered innocent by their targets. CHERUB agents start basic training at aged 10. Basic training is a 100 day course that prepares CHERUBs for the dangers they may face during missions. CHERUB agents are then eligible for missions. Once passed basic training, agents take part in missions, before retiring at age 17.
Website for CHERUB fans: Cherub Campus
Latest Book: 'People's Republic'
Twelve-year-old Ryan is CHERUB's latest recruit. He's been given his first mission: infiltrating the billion-dollar Aramov criminal empire. Although he's got no idea that this job will lead him to an extreme adventure involving drug smugglers, illegal immigrants and human trafficking, or that his first mission will turn into one of the biggest in CHERUB's history.