First Team

A Xavier’s Institute Novel

First Team

A Xavier’s Institute Novel

By Robbie MacNiven

Marvel’s mutant heroes return when a remarkable student rushes to save his family but ends up in a whole heap of trouble, in this gripping Xavier’s Institute novel

Victor Borkowski – aka Anole – has adjusted well to life at Xavier’s Institute, gaining control over his reptilian mutant powers and the respect of his fellow students. However, when he discovers that his parents have been kidnapped by anti-mutant extremists, the Purifiers, Victor’s discipline and trust in the X-Men is strained to breaking point. Setting out alone in defiance of his instructors, he’s quickly in serious trouble. It isn’t just the fanatical Purifiers threatening his family, there’s a villainous scientist waiting to get hold of Victor himself. Maybe he can’t do this by himself after all…

It isn’t easy being extraordinary. Superhuman powers can be both a gift and a curse in a world where those talents can be used for good or evil. A lucky few are taught how to control their abilities at the Charles Xavier Institute, while others must master their uniquely dangerous powers alone. Will they become true heroes and heroines when called upon to defend the world, or turn their fearsome abilities to conquering the world? Meanwhile, in a realm beyond Earth, mighty heroes do battle with monsters of myth and undertake quests to restore peace and honor to the legendary halls of Asgard and the Ten Realms.

     
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Page Count: 336pp
Cover Art: Anastasia Bulgakova
Genre: Science Fiction


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
UK On Sale Date: March 4, 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080623
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080630
ebook formats: mobi (for Kindle) and epub (everything else)


ROBBIE MACNIVEN is a Highlands-native History graduate from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several novels and many short stories for the New York Times-bestselling Warhammer 40,000 Age of Sigmar universe, and the narrative for HiRez Studio’s Smite Blitz RPG. Outside of writing his hobbies include historical re-enacting and making eight-hour round trips every second weekend to watch Rangers FC.

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Praise for Robbie MacNiven

“Page-turningly addictive… It’s quite dark and surprisingly powerful, and a far more emotional story than you might expect. Very much worth checking out.”
– Track of Words

“Expertly-written and populated with some of the most memorable characters in a fantasy novel that I’ve read in quite some time, and imbued with a bold, thought-provoking and often surprising narrative, with an emotionally powerful ending that’s akin to a fist in the gut.”
– SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

“Page-turningly addictive.”
– Track of Words

Marvel's Xavier's Institute: First Team by Robbie MacNiven

Ebook: February 2, 2021

US paperback: February 2, 2021

UK paperback: March 4, 2021

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