by Martin Williams (Goodreads Author)
Illumination is in the spirit of classic children’s adventure stories, but updated for a modern audience, both the young (9-12 years) and the young-at-heart. It’s a fast-paced, ripping yarn featuring storm-lashed lighthouses, speeding steam trains, mansions filled with secret passages, misty graveyards, ancient shipwrecks, ruined castles and much more.
The book starts with this premise: what if the old Welsh legends are not just ancient myths; what if they’re real, even now? Though its earliest inspiration might be John Masefield’s 'The Box of Delights', ultimately it’s also a respectful homage to the kind of children’s fiction of the sixties and seventies which rediscovered ancient British history and presented it for fresh eyes, such as the works of Alan Garner and Susan Cooper, and television dramas like Brian Hayles’ 'The Moon Stallion' and David Fisher’s Doctor Who story 'The Stones of Blood'. [close]
by Chris Blamires (Goodreads Author)
A Sweeping Tale of Mystery and Suspense, steeped in the folklore of the 20th century and played out in 60’s Woodstock, 80’s Soho &…more
A Sweeping Tale of Mystery and Suspense, steeped in the folklore of the 20th century and played out in 60’s Woodstock, 80’s Soho & on a remote Greek Island:
· Woodstock, 1969: the Festival that defined a decade of peace, love and freedom. The paths of five young English students cross – with devastating consequences. Consequences that eventually reach a climax in an isolated Cretan gorge.
· Seventeen years later : in the ‘golden age’ of capitalism, dramatic events conspire to reunite the surviving members, necessitating a perilous return to a tiny Greek island, where dangerous self-deceptions are at last forced into the glaring sunlight…
Praise for A Time of Myths:
« A great book… would recommend to anyone who loves a well structured story which delves into minds, lives and emotions » ***** A. Ross, TOP 500 AMAZON REVIEWER
« evocative, tense and dramatic… » **** Mrs. Katharine Kirby, TOP 100 AMAZON REVIEWER
« …stays compelling right up to the end » ***** Eileen Shaw, TOP 1000 AMAZON REVIEWER
« … a fine debut from new author Chris Blamires » **** Lincs Reader, TOP 500 AMAZON REVIEWER
« …a book that makes you think as well as one that tells a story» **** C. Bannister, TOP 500 AMAZON REVIEWER [close]
by S.M. Wheeler
Her journey to win Octavius’s freedom is difficult. The circus master wants a Coat of Illusions; the Coat tailor wants her undead husband back from a witch; the witch wants her skin back from two bandits; the bandits just want some company, but they might kill her first. Lilly's quest tests her resolve, tries her patience, and leaves her transformed in every way.
A powerfully written debut from a young fantasy author, Sea Change is an exhilarating tale of adventure, resilience, and selflessness in the name of friendship. [close]
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