A story of thrilling adventure and desperate peril on Mars
The year is 1816, the place is Mars. Home of pterodactyls, spies, and clockwork butlers…
All 12-year-old Edward Sullivan wants is to read his Thrilling Martian Tales in peace. But when a villainous archaeologist kidnaps his parents, Edward and his sisters must set out across the Martian wilderness to save them.
They’ll have to dodge deadly beasts and murderous clockwork contraptions, and battle ruthless foes if they are to save their parents and uncover the secrets of the dragon tomb.
Secrets of the Dragon Tomb is an exciting, funny middle grade adventure full of fantastic inventions, terrible danger, exotic creatures, and larger-than-life characters.
Out now from Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt / Macmillan)
A missing Martian. A sinister plot. A French spy.
If Edward thought life was going to be easy in Tharsis City, he was very, very wrong. The moment he intercepts a thief escaping from Lady Harleston’s townhouse, he is caught up in a terrible scheme that threatens the whole of Mars.
Soon he’s fighting off vicious sea serpents, battling a small army of heavily-armored thugs, and trying to unpick an impossible mystery. Meanwhile, Putty has declared war on her new governess, a war that, for the first time in her life, Putty may be in danger of losing.
Edward doesn’t know whom he can trust. Will he make the right choice? Or will his family – and his entire planet – fall victim to the treacherous Emperor of Mars?
Join Edward and his family for a whole new, exciting adventure on Mars.
The famous jewel thief, the Glass Phantom, has come to Mars, and Harriet George’s hapless brother-in-law, Bertrand, has been told to track him down. Bertrand has never been much of a policeman, and Harriet knows he’ll never manage it. When he fails, the whole family will be ruined, so Harriet comes up with a plan: she will capture the Glass Phantom herself. Even if she and Bertrand have to follow her suspects on a perilous dinosaur hunt in the deadly Martian wilderness.
But there are more dangers in the wilderness than just the dinosaurs, and more going on than Harriet and Bertrand ever suspected. If Harriet can’t solve the mystery, she and Bertrand may not make it out of the wilderness alive.
The Dinosaur Hunters is a thrilling adventure set in the world of Secrets of the Dragon Tomb.
A man searches for magic in the ruins of an old industrial estate. A prince finds himself in an awkward situation. A soldier discovers a something wondrous in the middle of a world war one battlefield…
“Love has a bitter heart,” Vaidwattie had told him. “That makes its lips all the sweeter.”
“No,” he had said. “Love is war. It glorifies us all.”
Bone Roads is a collection of nine fantasy stories, eight previously published, and one exclusive to this collection.
Note: some of the stories in this collection are not suitable for children.