“A shockingly good debut novel about what happens when one world brutally ends and a new world begins. Self-consciously elbows its way into the company of J.G. Ballard’s Empire of the Sun and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road – and like those great books, it will stay with you for long after you have read the final page. A cracking good read that has at its black heart hope, humanity and a dream of escape.
Tony Parsons, International Bestselling Author of Man and Boy
Michael’s life is good.
He’s in love and about to leave home for university. Things couldn’t be better.
Then a natural disaster hits Britain.
With his family and friends dead, and no help forthcoming from the government, Michael sets off, alone, aiming to reach the potential safety of the continent. Along the way, he forges a new family amongst the ruins of England when he is joined by former teacher, David, parish council head, Judith, and Zanna, a student.
As the group travels south, what remains of society deteriorates around them, revealing the darkest aspects of human desire. Amongst so much darkness, Michael must fight to uphold his own ideals.
A tale of coming of age on a road where rules no longer apply.
Pursued by Rome.
AD73 Northern Britannia
After King Venutius’ defeat, Brennus of Garrigill – known as Bran – maintains a spy network monitoring Roman activity in Brigantia. Relative peace reigns till AD 78 when Roman Governor Agricola marches his legions to the far north. Brennus is always one step ahead of the Roman Army as he seeks the Caledon Celt who will lead all tribes in battle against Rome.
Ineda of Marske treks northwards with her master, Tribune Valerius, who is responsible for supplying Agricola’s northern campaigns. At Inchtuthil Roman Fort Ineda flees seeking fellow Brigantes congregating on the foothills of Beinn na Ciche.
Will the battle against the Romans bring Ineda and Brennus together again?
Writer Paddy Fields sets out to investigate the mysterious disappearing Isle of Larus – but never dreams he will find himself helping to defend it against a seemingly unstoppable enemy. His adventures with the gentle people of Larus lead him into a profound, exciting and life-changing experience.
Can Paddy juggle fighting off rampaging pirates in the world of Larus as well as keeping the press in his own world from discovering the island’s secrets?
Return to the elusive Isle of Larus for the final adventure in the trilogy.
The Larus Trilogy:
Isle of Larus
Sea of Clouds
All the Wild Weather
Hold your flying horses!
Barnabas and Wilfred, two earnest but bumbling Victorian detectives, travel through the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology, trying to stave off the impending end of the world, an event which the locals call “Ragnarok”. This time around, however, the intrepid twosome has some help: a brave Viking seer named Brynhild and her flying horse.
Can the two plucky detectives and the fearsome Brynhild outwit those who would bring about Ragnarok? Will they survive the harsh conditions and terrifying creatures of the Norse afterlife? Will they save the world…again?
“Read everything with his name on” – Tony Parsons
“A little bit of Fellini/Fitzgerald in feeling” – Oliver Stone
In these 24 short stories, author Tom Ward invites you inside a world at times heartbreaking, occasionally violent, and often perverse.
Featuring: a sophisticated assassin, celebratory Parisian cabaret dancers and a magazine cool enough to literally explode minds, and diving into: love and shattered hopes in the South of France, the ghost of Norman Mailer, a disgraced Father Christmas, and cannibalistic school teachers, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy, or at least be offended by.
And that’s before we’ve even touched on: Lithuanian beauties, fingers cut to the bone, a bag of eyeballs, Mexican evenings with dishonoured famous cyclists, Charles Bukowksi’s pub, and the latest in scientific seduction techniques.
Oh, and there’s the occasional dog, as well.
Includes the GQ Norman Mailer Award-winning ‘Four Night Stand’
HOWARD CARTER SAVES THE WORLD is a romp through the sacred cow pastures of pop culture and a humorous celebration of all the things that used to make science fiction and fantasy fun. If Enders Game had been written by Douglas Adams, it might’ve looked something like this.
Howard Carter knows that Frozen Funtime Pops are the secret to cold fusion and that time travel is not only possible, but awfully handy if you mess up your first day at a new school. His friends suspect that he was born with an exemption from the laws of physics, but Howard really just wants the same thing any eleven year old boy wants: friends, video games, and a robotic servant to help out with the chores.
Unfortunately for Howard, mad scientists, government conspiracies and alien invasions have no respect for the plans of 11-year-old boys.
It’s only a fly…
Often ridiculed for being different was normal for young James Allen.
He was used to it – until he found himself on the receiving end of a happy-slapping incident. This turned out to be the spur he needed to change his life and, in doing so, for him to make a difference to the rest of the world.
Inspired by his secret childhood friend, Zoga, his decision takes him on adventures far and wide, introducing him to challenges most adults would cringe at or shy away from.
A short while before his 16th birthday, James develops an increase in physical and mental powers. Energised by his drive and ability to think and act faster than most, he saves the world from the nemesis known as INSECTIPIDS.
“It’s only a fly.” Those four simple words will forever be a reminder that ‘only’ could mean far worse…
Insectipids – an inter-galactic adventure for young and young adult readers!
The calm before the storm.
The four guardians of the Isle of Larus have been enjoying quiet and comfortable lives, with nothing more than the occasional shipwreck to trouble them – but all that is about to change.
The Spirit of the Sea decides to send a series of alarming events to test and teach them, as well as providing himself with hours of entertainment at their expense.
For the first test, how will the guardians cope with the arrival of a fleet of completely impossible ships? Not too well at all, it would seem.
And that is just the beginning…
A gothic ocean mystery.
In a world of monsters, sharks, castles and corpses it is up to Eden to keep the ocean’s beasts at bay.
Eden Hollow is being hunted. A dark secret from her past has followed her to the remote island of Cantillon, where she is due to start college.
Before long, a corpse dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, is found floating in the ocean. Together with her friends Niamh, Amira, Riley and the handsome but mysterious Dylan, Eden must confront her dark past in order to find the predator. In doing so, the teenagers stumble into a sinister world that stretches the realms of reality, as they discover just what is causing the uncanny ripples on the ocean’s surface.
A grotesquely beautiful tale of love, friendship and transformation.