Rex, a former climbing boy is looking for shelter. After a couple of nights sleeping under London Bridge, with money running out, he wanders down Oxford Street in the early evening until he espies a toyshop.
Captain Jay Romero and his friends are now eight years older but 250 years into the future. They are crewing an ageing bulk freighter in the uncharted zone of the Milky Way. Unavoidably, the friends become caught up in somebody else’s war – in deep space.
Tom Come-Along is the humble son of an innkeeper, whose father died in a tragic accident a few years earlier. One day an old man by the name of Andalarian visits the inn and makes the absurd claim that he is from an ancient Order of Wizards who rule the world. Not only this, but he offers Tom an Apprenticeship.
This book is for Harry Potter fans, Christians, Atheists and other interested parties who prefer descriptive writing to technical data. Hint – it’s not all Harry Potter but if you haven’t read about him, or at least seen the films, quite a few things won’t make sense.
What 12-year-old, would-be detective hasn’t wanted to solve a real crime? The trouble is the market town of Watlington in South Oxfordshire is a relatively peaceful place and there isn’t much criminality to investigate. However events take a turn for the strange when a spate of thefts occur.
Six years have passed in the city of Oxford and business is the name of the game, but which kind? A small, vibrant start-up that keeps honest books and provides work for local people, or a sprawling pharmaceutical giant that interferes with Government, suppresses innovation and crushes all competition?
Drugs are becoming endemic and rumour has it they are being shipped in by a local biker gang… Daniel and his friends aren’t really interested in this sort of thing but, when they witness suspicious activities while going for a jaunt along the river, their curiosity is stirred up.
It’s quite galling when public figures lose their job, only to move somewhere else and carry on doing – whatever they were doing? Well, that’s what’s happened, and now they’re trying to buy off our hero. The problem is, there’s a war on and Daniel’s in the thick of it.
The Minister’s dead... The Police are doing strange things.... There’s a secret coven meeting in the boiler room and Daniel’s brother’s band is about to be famous! Can our 12-year-old hero take it all in his stride?