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Jack Hughes & Thomas the Rhymer

Fairies took his brother...

When Jack sees a sinister woman kidnap his bother Dan, he knows his parents will never believe him. Nor will the police. Not when he says Dan vanished into thin air. If Jack wants to see Dan again, he has to save him. And not just him …

 If he ever wants to find Dan, first he must save Thomas the Rhymer from a wicked enemy.

Bravely embarking on a rollercoaster adventure into the dark fairy realm, Jack and friends face monstrous griffins and brooding tapestries with a life of their own, learn to use magic mirrors and travel on ley lines that whip them off faster than sound

Even if he returns Thomas the Rhymer to his selfish fairy queen, she might make Jack her prisoner. With the odds stacked against him, can Jack succeed in finding and freeing Dan?

 Or will he lose his brother forever?

Acclaim for Paul Andruss

‘The writing is superb with wit, humour and an edge that turns this from a children's fairy story into a multi-generational adventurous fantasy.

                                                                                                        Sally G. Cronin-- Author


‘Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this book.’

Colleen Cheesebro—Author                                  


Pre-release Review Extracts

 Sally Cronin March 26 2017

Challenge your senses with a rival to Harry Potter

Thomas the Rhymer had me hooked from page one and continued to keep me engaged the entire 319 pages. The writing is superb with wit, humour and an edge that turns this from a children's fairy story to a multi-generational adventurous fantasy.

Colleen Cheseboro  November 14 2018

I couldn't put this book down

Let me just say, this is one of the most creative books I have ever read about the Fey. I enjoyed this novel and will read it more than once. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this book.

 Brigid Gallagher  September 12 2017

Clever and well written, will appeal to both young and old

The author take the reader on a series of adventures traveling across ancient ley lines. Join Jack in looking for clues that will break a wicked fairy's hold over his brother.

 Robbie Cheadle November 11 2017

This book is suitable for readers aged from 11 years. Adults will appreciate the delightful prose, beautiful imagery & clever storyline.

Author Paul Andruss has an expert knowledge of mythical creatures and the world of fairies which he shares using the most beautiful and expressive language. He pulls youninto a fairy world fraught with difficulties due to human technologies and progress

Carol Taylor March 24 2018

Author Paul Andruss has an impressive knowledge of fairies and mythological creatures

I was drawn into the story which progressed at some speed, leaving me quite breathless and wanting to read more

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