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The fate of humanity depends on seven Secrets, spoken of only in hushed whispers. By mistake, Torr, a boy on the brink of adulthood, finds himself swept up in a battle between two evil empires over the future of all mankind. Things go from bad to worse when he's marooned, with a dying stranger, in space. 

 

Prematurely thrust into an adult's world, Torr's about to attempt the impossible. Will he survive? He doesn't know, but one thing's for sure, finding out is going to be the most thrilling thing he's ever tried.

 

A heart-warming tale of adventure in the not-so-distant future, mixing science and fiction in an extraordinary blend of humour and imagination. Growing up has never been so dangerous. 

 

The fantastic first instalment to the space hopping adventure; the Astro Saga

Follow the quest for the Celestial Secrets from the beginning. 

 

Suitable for children and young teens

or parents who enjoy the fun of reading with their children.

 

What Will I Be? is the story of a young child taking their dog Mason out for the day with their dad and asking questions about what they might be when they grow up. Of course, the dad says, the options are endless if you want it hard enough.

A positive, life-affirming story, What Will I Be? celebrates the father-child relationship and dares children to dream big and believe in the all the opportunities the future can bring.

The interactive app version of What Will I Be? has been downloaded over 10,000 times in over 80 countries and has been the recipient of a number of international awards for creativity and content.

 

The iBook and Interactive App versions of the story are narrated by the mighty Brian Blessed

 

Beautifully illustrated by Jon Lycett-Smith

Continuing the thrilling quest for the Celestial Secrets, the Second Secret finds the crew of the Eos confronting the frozen wastes of NördStrörm. When they encounter genetically enhanced polar bears with an attitude problem their troubles appear insurmountable, until one of them decides that it's time to be heroic.

 

Still wondering how he managed to let himself be talked into this quest in the first place, Torr continues to search for answers to the mounting mound of questions that are clamouring for attention. Sometimes, when you've eliminated the impossible, only the incredible remains.

 

Another enjoyable story that mixes fantasy, adventure, science and humour in equal proportions to stretch young imaginations to breaking point… and beyond. The sensational second instalment to the space hopping adventure; the Astro Saga

 

Follow the quest for the Celestial Secrets from the beginning. 

 

Suitable for children and young teens

or parents who enjoy the fun of reading with their children.

Environmental catastrophe strikes Nautilon! Torr, with his growing band of friends, struggles to find the third secret before disaster overcomes the inhabitants of the water filled asteroid. With the population terrified by tales of a monstrous beast lurking in the polluted depths of the oceans, surely it can only be a matter of time before Torr has to confront the behemoth?

 

Joined by the Imperial Commonwealth and aided by Armitage Shanks, possibly the solar system's most successful detective, Torr continues his quest to save mankind and find his parents before time runs out for everyone. With the combined might of the Aztex and Carthaginian Empires hot on his tail it's anyone's guess whether he can survive long enough to grow up.

 

The exhilarating third installment of the quest for the Celestial Secrets continues the Astro Saga, the future-based page-turner that mixes light-hearted adventure with science to give boys (and girls) good reasons to keep on reading, despite modern distractions.

 

Suitable for children and young teens

or parents who enjoy the fun of reading with their children.

It had to happen. In the world of the future, (mad) scientists have cracked the secret to breeding dragons and super-sized dinosaurs, leading to the ultimate clash between fantasy and pre-history. Amid the mayhem, the young crew of the Eos must scramble amongst the 'saurs' to find the fourth secret, for everyone's sake. 

 

But things are never that simple. While growing up, every day can throw you a new angle and when pirates attack before you can grab breakfast…

 

The nail-biting fourth installment of the quest for the Celestial Secrets continues the Astro Saga, the light-hearted antidote to the pressures of growing up, mixing science, adventure and futuristic fantasy into an intoxicating concoction that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking climax.

 

Suitable for children and young teens

or parents who enjoy the fun of reading with their children.

After the cataclysmic conclusion to the Fourth Secret, our isolated group of young teens find themselves marooned on an asteroid infested with pirates, where danger and dinosaurs lurks around every corner. Somewhere in all this craziness, hides the Fifth Secret. Can they recover it before it's too late and a rogue black hole consumes humanity?

 

Trying to save mankind from a fate worse than a double homework detention leaves our heroes little time for worrying about growing up, but for some strange reason that's small consolation. Just when they thought things couldn't get any worse, a black dragon enters the fray. But whose side is he on?

 

A roller coaster, light humoured adventure set in a very possible future where humanity clings to existence with only a tenuous understanding of what's going wrong. Continuing the heartening tale of the quest for the Celestial Secrets, the Fifth Secret hurtles us towards a rapidly approaching conclusion with all the inevitability of a charging rhinoceros. Another thrilling tale from the Astro Saga.

 

Suitable for children and young teens.

 

Scheduled for release in April 2018.

With yet another change of line-up, the survivors of the Quest for the Celestial Secrets find themselves helplessly stumbling into the hidden depths of the Temple of Insanityx, where old and new enemies skulk and lurk in the darkness. This one has more outstanding questions than a surprise maths test. The Sixth Secret sees success balanced on a knife edge of impossible probability. Will our weary heroes see defeat snatched from the jaws of victory in front of their very eyes?

 

In a world where every adult appears to have double motives, can anyone be trusted, particularly with a name like Grotesque? This exciting and entertaining episode of the Astro Saga is another edge of the seat, young teen,, science fiction thriller. This time with a real roller coaster. What more could you ask for? A tiger? You want a tiger? You got it; a cythonic tiger. Just for you.

Available November 2018 

 

Suitable for children and young teens.

This is it. The thrilling conclusion of the Quest for the Celestial Secrets brings to an end this section of the Astro Saga with all the finality of a supernova. With answers to (nearly) all of the outstanding mysteries, including some that you weren't even wondering about yet, the Seventh and Final Secrets reveals (almost) everything. And for those of you who were wondering about what the Carthaginian empire has been up to for the last few books there's the return of the Nebulon III with enough technology to frighten the wits out of your science teacher.

 

Aliens, yes there's aliens, including the stunning revelation that one of our heroes has been an alien all along. Bet'cha can't guess who. Surprise stacks upon surprise in this stunning conclusion.

 

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Available April 2019 

 

Suitable for children and young teens.