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Internationally-selling and award-winning author of the SHADOWS FROM THE PAST series - exciting time-travel adventure stories aimed at the 8+ age group.
THE SHADOW OF ATLANTIS - the first adventure in the series
The journey begins here - take a step back in time to one of the most famous locations in ancient mythology.
The Shadow of Atlantis is available as an ebook or paperback.
THE SHADOW OF THE MINOTAUR
The Shadow of the Minotaur, the second book in the series, transports my time-travellers to ancient Crete, the home of the legendary Minotaur.
THE SHADOW OF THE TROJAN HORSE
The Number 1 bestselling The Shadow of the Trojan Horse, the third adventure in the series, is set amidst the perils of the Trojan War, where mortals are mere pawns in the hands of the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece.
THE SHADOW OF THE PYRAMID
The Shadow of the Pyramid is the fourth book in the SHADOWS FROM THE PAST series. Intrigue and evil at the court of Tutankhamun provide the backdrop to this thrilling adventure.
THE SHADOW OF THE VOLCANO
The Shadow of the Volcano is set in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii where the imminent eruption of Mount Vesuvius threatens death and destruction to all who do not heed the warnings.
THE SHADOW OF CAMELOT
Book number six in the series whisks my young time-travellers off to mythical Camelot. If you're interested in Arthurian legend, then this is the story for you!
THE SHADOW OF THE NORMAN ARROW
In the seventh adventure, Max and the children travel back in time to the year 1066 where the Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror await them.
MAX'S ARABIAN ADVENTURE
In this short story, a spin-off adventure from the SHADOWS FROM THE PAST series, Max the talking Tonkinese cat goes on a solo mission without his usual time-travelling companions. Snatched from the Lancelots' house, Max is dragged back into the past by an evil magician who has lined him up to perform a special task.
MAX'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE
Another solo adventure awaits Max the time-travelling Tonkinese cat in this special Christmas short story. Watch out for some tantalising clues to the rest of the Shadows from the Past series.
THE SHADOW OF THE TWO PRINCES
The year is 1483 and two young boys are being held prisoner in the Tower of London by their own uncle. Almost without hope, they fear for their lives. Who will come to their rescue? Hmm, now let me just think about that one ...
MAX'S MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE
This seasonal short story will be a third solo adventure for Max. What happens when our favourite Tonkinese cat is trapped in the attic one night? One thing's for sure - the 12 Days of Christmas will never seem quite the same again ...
MAX'S UNDERCOVER ADVENTURE
Max has just had a very strange experience. Was it real or was it all just a dream? I'll leave that up to you to decide when you read Max's latest short story adventure...
New: THE SHADOW OF THE TUDOR ROSE
When my young time-travellers arrive in Elizabethan London, they overhear a conversation that leads them into a web of conspiracy. Can they solve the mystery of the Tudor Rose and save England from disaster?
MAX'S HALLOWE'EN ADVENTURE ... coming next
THE SHADOW OF THE SHIFTING SANDS ... to be published in 2018
A landscape of seemingly endless desert and wind-rippled sand dunes? Searing heat under a relentless sun? Camels? Falcons? Just where have the young time-travellers ended up this time? Unfamiliar territory awaits them in this adventure, but for Max it is all too familiar ... he has been here before!