Roy of the Rovers’ second sensational season is almost ready to begin, and it's gearing up to be even more dramatic than the first...

But with three action-packed novels and three gorgeous graphic novels on offer, where do you begin if you’ve just become a Melchester Rovers fan? 

Don’t worry, we’ve got the full thrilling rundown so you can get up to speed with Roy’s adventures - keep reading to find out!


1.       1. Scouted (Fiction) – Tom Palmer, Lisa Henke

Roy Race is a totally normal 16 year old. He just happens to be the best striker in Melchester, too...

Roy always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and playing for Melchester Rovers, the team he’s supported his entire life, but he never thought he had a chance - until now.

Rovers are on the lookout for new players, but is Roy good enough to catch the scout’s eye? He’ll have to be fitter, stronger and more determined than ever - but if he’s going to become Roy of the Rovers, now’s the time.

2.       2. Kick-Off (Graphic Novel) – Rob Williams, Ben Willsher 

Times are tough for Melchester Rovers. Languishing at the bottom of League Two, the once-proud powerhouse of British football is out of money and out of luck.

Sixteen year old Roy Race always dreamt of playing up front for Rovers. Oozing with natural talent and possessing a powerful left foot, Roy may just be the answer to all of Melchester’s prayers.

Can Roy break into the Rovers first team and bring back the glory days of old? Or will the pressure of problems on and off the pitch prove too much for the young prospect?

3.       3. Teamwork (Fiction) – Tom Palmer, Lisa Henke 

Roy Race is living the dream. After all, how many 16-year-olds get to play up front for their favourite football team?

Except life as Melchester Rovers’ new star striker isn’t easy. Everyone’s looking at him differently, social media is a nightmare, and Rovers are still stuck at the bottom of the league.

All that, and he’s still got to go to college, help out at home, and coach his little sister Rocky’s football team. If he’s going to cope, Roy better learn to be a team player – and fast....

4.       4. Foul Play (Graphic Novel) – Rob Williams, Ben Willsher

With a stunning super-strike against premier English club Tynecaster, Roy Race announced himself to the footballing world.

Melchester Rovers fans thought a saviour had arrived to lift them out of lowly League Two, and the agents came calling, sensing a new cash cow on the scene.

But a lot of things can go wrong on a football pitch. Injuries can happen to anyone - even Roy of the Rovers.

Is Roy’s career over before it’s even begun? Will he ever play in front of the Mel Park faithful again? And can Rovers make it to the playoff finals without him?

5.       5. Play-Offs (Fiction) – Tom Palmer, Lisa Henke 

The end of the season is here, and it's make or break for Roy Race and Melchester Rovers.

Against all the odds, Roy and his teammates are close to getting Rovers promoted. However, if they fail to reach League One, then Rovers' owner Barry Cleaver plans to sell up, destroy Melchester Rovers for good!

Now it's crunch time: either Rovers make it through to the play-off finals, or it's over - for the club, for the fans, and for Roy...

6.       6. Going Up (Graphic Novel) – Rob Williams, Ben Willsher

The third instalment of the all new – and highly anticipated - Roy of the Rovers graphic novel series!

Roy and the team have battled through a tough season, but have they got enough left to get promoted? Or will they fall at the final hurdle and see the club sold by its greedy owner? The new era of Roy of the Rovers continues!

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