Chris is interested in fantasy, adventure, Australian wildlife, nature, history, old maps, art and drawing. After a variety of odd jobs, an arts degree and attempting to be an artist, he decided the best way to combine interests was to write an Australian animal fantasy adventure story. Inspiration has been taken from many bushwalking and camping trips along with volunteering at the zoo with native animals.
In a 1950s-era Australia, Bruce Buckley believes a stone taken from Ayers Rock caused vast magical changes in the wildlife causing Sydney to be placed under siege. The city was saved due to its new allies: kangaroos, wombats, koalas, platypuses and kookaburras - who Bruce journeys between as they try to work out the cause of the crisis.