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A fairy-tale infused historical novel for adults set in the late 18 th century, moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution, and inspired by the true story of a quest for a blood-red rose.

The novel will draw upon ‘The Blue Rose,’ a fairy tale set in China about a quest for an impossible rose.

Dragongold

Dragongold

Cover art by Mitch Vane

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  • Title: Dragongold
  • Series: Ben and Tim's Magical Misadventures Book 1
  • First Published: August 2005
  • Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia
  • ISBN: 9780330421935
  • Pages: 64

Synopsis

With these magic words, I begin my spell.
Hear me, first star, hear me well.
Send me dragon's gold, from the days of old.
The spell has been cast, let the magic last.

Ben wants to get a dog. Badly. But his mum says they'll have to move to a bigger house first, and they can't afford it. So Ben, his brother Tim and their friend James decide to find some dragon's gold. They have to meddle with magic to do it, though, and that is always a dangerous thing to do.

Next thing they know a fire-breathing dragon has kidnapped James sister Sarah and they have to find some way of rescuing her without getting fried! They're in for a marvellous magical misadventure.




Wishing for Trouble

Wishing for Trouble

Cover art by Mitch Vane



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  • Title: Wishing for Trouble
  • Series: Ben and Tim's Magical Misadventures Book 2
  • First Published: August 2006
  • Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia
  • ISBN: 9780330422611
  • Pages: 80

Synopsis

Ben and Tim have always been told to "be careful what you wish for", but they don't know what this really means until one day Tim discovers a magic wishing ring - and a whole lot of trouble!

Before they know it, Ben and Tim and their cousins, Nick, Emmy and Lach, find themselves fighting for their lives - and a few other people's, too - in a besieged castle full of knights and swords and a rather bossy countess. But soon they realise that making wishes is not as easy as it sounds, and that they will have to be very clever indeed to get themselves out of this mess!




Sea Magic

Cover art by Mitch Vane

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  • Title: Sea Magic
  • Series: Ben and Tim's Magical Misadventures Book 3
  • First Published: July 2008
  • Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia
  • ISBN: 9780330423960
  • Pages: 80

Synopsis

Ben and Tim and their cousins Thomas and Meg don't expect unusual adventures when they begin their summer holidays at the beach. But they couldn't be more wrong!

When they stumble across a mer-boy called Sechiel stranded on the sand, they hear about a sinister diver in a submarine, who together with his razor-toothed shark is terrorising the mer-people and destroying the wildlife. Worse still, he has abducted Sechiel's sister!

All of a sudden Ben and Tim find themselves in the middle of their most exciting and magical adventure yet.