The story of

Thomas the Rhymer 

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Chapter 1 Kidnapped

Jack Hughes was spying on his brother hoping to hear what was wrong with Mum & Dad. But Dan & Alison weren't in the mood for talking


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Jack is unable to tell his parents a beautiful lady magically vanished with his brother. Retreating to bed he dreams he is kidnapped, just like Dan


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The beautiful lady drags Jack through dark forbidding woods to a house that makes him regret all those horror movies he never should have watched


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Jack dreams of Narnia, his brother's favourite childhood books 


Meet the fairy queen Sylvie

Wrapped in light the beautiful lady appears to Jack


The strange tramp

A tramp spooks Jack. When Jack realises no one else sees the tramp he starts to get worried


Dan ran away

Each night, Jack dreams of Dan trapped in a sinister magical land


 Still a nightmare

Jack sees the tramp in his room. He thinks he is asleep until he hears the thump of boots on the carpet


Standing up for yourself

 Sick of being terrorised by the tramp, Jack confronts him

Meet Catherine

Jack thinks the tramp is following him again but it is only Catherine, his  clever & unpopular classmate


 The Bullies

A gang of bullies attack Catherine & Jack

Meet Ken

A boy called Ken saves them from the bullies


Meet Rosie

Ken's mum Rosie is a fortune-teller. She thinks the lady & the tramp are fairies. Catherine does not believe in fairies & is very rude


 The Fairy Roads

Hiding from the tramp in a church, they fall into a glittering tunnel of blue light that transports them across town at incredible speed. It is a fairy road


The Old Church Inn

The journey ends at a church door which becomes transparent at Catherine's touch


Meet the Dragon-men

While exploring the fairy roads, they slow to a halt, trapped like flies in the glittering blue light


 Meet Thomas the Rhymer

Sacrificing himself to let his friends escape, Jack is surprised when the tramp starts crying & speaking in rhyme


Meet Horatio Grin

The Mages rescue children kidnapped by fairies. The boys are instantly besotted with Mr Grin's beautiful colleague, the wicked Agnes Day


Meet Agnes Day

More interested in using Thomas as bait to catch a fairy queen than rescuing Jack's brother Agnes Day coldly manipulates the boys 

                                              Trapped by griffins

Agnes Day sends Jack to the fairy realm where Dan is imprisoned. Jack is hunted by two enormous griffins


Meet the fairy queen Bess

The friends take Thomas the Rhymer to look for Bess, the powerful fairy queen of London. They are surprised to find she is a frail old woman

                           Learn about Bess' tapestry

Catherine is trapped in a fairy dream when she touches Bess' magical tapestry. The boys follow, also becoming trapped 


                                     London at night

They escape from London on a fairy road along the River Thames


Musclebound Vic

At the coast, they meet musclebound Vic in his wonderful stinky van  


The last map

Catherine learns how to use Bess' map of fairyland to find Sylvie



Hunted by huge griffins, they realise how to bring Thomas home


The Good Shepherd

Agnes Day & her thugs wait with Alison at the start of the fairy road



Thomas vanishes leaving Jack, Catherine & Ken to face the monstrous griffins alone 


 The madding crowd

When they find Queen Sylvie & Thomas in a fantastical masked ball, Jack demands Dan's release

The last twist

As in all the best fairy tales, Sylvie allows Jack three guesses to find his brother
With only Bess' last prophecy to guide him

Jack must now
make the decision
of his life



Thomas the Rhymer

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Thomas the Rhymer is the 1st  adventure of Jack Hughes and friends

Jack, Catherine & Ken are drawn into the mysterious & sinister fairy world

And caught in a war between the dying fairy race & a ruthless government agency

looking to exploit the fairies' psychic powers

The sequels will follow soon

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Daughters of Albion

Book 2

Thirteenth Treasure

Book 3

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