Heroes meets Indiana Jones as Fallen Heroes invades Waterstone’s

Barry Nugent and his genre spanning novel Fallen Heroes make their first appearance at Waterstone’s

Fallen Heroes

On Saturday, September 6th 2008 Barry Nugent author of the supernatural adventure Fallen Heroes novel was in the Northampton branch of Waterstone’s signing copies of his book.<
In Barry’s own words his first ever signing in a bookshop was a great success.

It felt like today happened to someone else, like it wasn’t real but I’ve seen the photos so it must be.  It was a little nerve wracking at first going up and talking to customers but I was soon swept up in the whole event and chatted away to quite a few people.

The highpoint of my day was explaining to an eager 10 year (I was 11 when I wrote my first story) and his brother how I became an author…it’s a cliché’ but that was a dream come true for me.”

Barry is not resting on his laurels and is still busy at work promoting Fallen Heroes and working on his follow up novel “Perdition’s Shroud.

“I’ve just got to keep moving forward and building on any success I achieve, however small. I’m currently working on a special edition ebook version of the book as well an audio book which should both be ready early next year.”


“You must read Barry Nugent’s ‘Fallen Heroes’ if you enjoy books that entertain and amuse! This story pulls together loads of ideas and genres and will appeal to fans of the Da Vinci Code, Misssion Impossible, James Bond to name but a few. Ben ‘The Hand’ Ashodi reminded me of the smart Alec Elvis Cole in the Robert Crais L.A. crime books or perhaps Myron Boliar in Harlan Coben’s thrillers, maybe even Lawrence Block’s ‘burglar’ stories featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr. If you enjoyed The ‘A’ team, love Indiana Jones and enjoy the fantasy of ‘X-men’ you’ll really relish this stylish action-packed adventure.”
Emma Mileham, Branch Manager Waterstone’s Northampton

Amazon Reviews

I picked this book up on the recommendation of a friend, and I have to say that ‘Fallen Heroes’ is an incredibly good read; it has wonderfully fleshed out characters and a gripping plot which combines the best elements of thriller, fantasy and horror genres. The interweaving storylines make for a compulsive read, and the personal connection with the cast left me wanting to read more….please?

I could not put this book down, it was a brilliant read and a great diversion from the daily humdrum. Taking cues from James Bond, Indiana Jones and a host of pulp heroes Barry Nugent has woven an intricate plot, full of intrigue and action. He has managed to do this and at the same time create believable and fully rounded characters you care about and want to follow.

The book shares some similarities with the Heroes TV show, because Fallen Heroes also presents a large ensemble cast of seemingly unrelated people. Then over the course of the book the links and interwoven plots start to fall into place one by one.

I think Fallen Heroes will go on to launch a series of pulp stories from Nugent and I think a TV series of the book would be a surefire winner too.

This was a really really good read. It reads like Indiana Jones meets James Bond, which is an awesome combo right there. What more could you want than spies, thieves, rogue government agencies, cults, booby traps and a bald guy with an eye patch?

This is a well written, well paced and very exciting book, intertwining many characters and sub plots into one cohesive and entertaining story. The characters are all very different, yet each likeable in their own way, and there is something here for everyone.

Barry Nugent’s book is an adrenaline ride from start to finish. It reminded me of a Da Vinci Code-style thriller which throws you from scene-to-scene as layer upon layer of a mystery is unwrapped before your eyes.

Fallen Heroes is available from Amazon, Waterstones ,Whsmith , The Book Depository and most online retailers.

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