The Earth Emperor’s Eye – e-book
“Dismayed at our neglect of his planet, a mystical Earth Emperor challenges humanity to a chilling game of ‘Live or Let Die’. However, if the cursed and insidious Grim Dread has its way there will be only one outcome – the demise of the animal kingdom.
Thankfully, Mother Nature has her allies, including aspiring Earth Champion, Ben Whittenbury, his psychic wife, Julia, and their secretive daughter, Sarah. Bewitched by a two hundred year old painting, the Whittenbury’s seek sanctuary from the modern world in a remote cottage in rural Hertfordshire, England. But their tranquillity is short-lived for the spirit world comes calling with haunting messages linked to the quill of Charles Lamb, a tragic British writer from the 19th century, and his talented companions in the remarkable ‘Blakesware Set’. Together, they concoct one-hundred eclectic questions about life, unknowingly igniting a mysterious countdown adventure against the clock.
As the Whittenbury’s become embroiled in an enchanted quest, love, it seems, knows no boundaries. Does truth lie amid local myth or hide deep in the hearts of close neighbours? And what’s to be made of mystical carvings within ancient Royston Cave and the arrival of a maverick dog who serves as the ‘voice of the animal kingdom’?”
This is far from a typical dystopian environmental novel. It’s a haunting and mysterious epic. A mildly controversial, but inspirational adventure of love and betrayal spanning two centuries. Contains some moderate scenes of violence and sexual content.”
The Whittenbury Watch
The story’s supported by a curious Watch of world events linked to the questions, themes and events in the tale.
“The author tackled a challenging theme superbly. I think its the first book of its kind to really succeed. The environmental message is handled subtly and immersed in a wonderful, intricate story of sub-plots, ghosts and a strangely unnerving Grim Dread. We all love an intelligent villain! It was so much more than just a book for ‘Greens’. Its a bit of a modern fairy-tale for adults with a surreal unexpected new world to bring hope to us all. It ebbed and flowed between light-hearted, serious, gothic and fun. It was like a marriage between Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Frankenstein. A really good choice if you want to read something refreshing, different and thought provoking. It deserves to be a best seller! (Amazon)
“If you like riddles and to question the wonders (and cost?) of a modern, commercially-drive life, then this is the book for you. Focused on a family and a magical talking dog (of course!), it asks fundamental questions about art, love, nature and YOU. What will you learn about yourself and what mysteries will you unravel? How does it all weave together? The path meanders, challenges and surprises…” (Amazon)
“A very original read, full of surprises, wit and unexpected romance. The story had complexity and depth that came together brilliantly towards the end. As you read on you discover more and more about the mysterious Earth Emperor and his allies. I also enjoyed the follow-up activities on the website. Highly recommended read. (Amazon)