Welcome to the world of award winning author, Gareth P. Jones: a world of dragon detectives, murderous twins, family secrets, bureaucratic ghosts, Victorian magic, ninja meerkats and the occasional talking mushroom.
Following appearances at Camp Bestival and the Greenman Festival, Gareth is next heading up to Edinburgh. He’ll be teaming up with illustrator, Garry Parsons for a dinosaur party at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (Thursday 21st August, 3pm) and then presenting an hour of musical mayhem in the Pink Tent, BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals (Friday 22nd August, 3pm).
The Society of Thirteen
1891, London. Lord Ringmore has devoted his life to unearthing the roots of magic. Tormented by the thought of death, he knows that only real magic can overcome mortality. He has in his possession a book that contains the secret of true magic, but he cannot unlock its meaning alone. The Society of Thirteen is formed to investigate this mysterious object, but when thieving orphans Tom and Esther steal the book, they realise that it holds the key to a frightening, awesome and terrifying power known as Conjury. When a mysterious mangey magpie and a black cat with an agenda also show interest in the book, Tom and Esther learn that Conjury has a much darker side.
Watch the trailer here or listen to the song here
The tenth book in the Ninja Meerkats series is now out. In a suitably dramatic conclusion to the series, The Ringmaster has already got his hands on the legendary Hammer of Thor, an electrifying weapon that controls thunder and lightning. All planes are grounded, every major city is under attack, so the Clan of the Scorpion will have to team up some old friends and face up to some brand new enemies as they must once more defeat the Ringmaster and save the world!
Check out Videos to hear the Ninja Meerkat Rap.
Sam Toop lives in a funeral parlour and has the ability to see and hear every ghost in London. Trouble is afoot on the ‘other side’ when a ghost clerk called Lapsewood discovers that the haunted houses of London are losing their ghosts. And a haunted house needs a ghost. Without it, the house could draw something far more sinister from the other side.
Watch the trailer or listen to the song here.