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HALFHERO

TRILOGY

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THE WORLD WALKER

FOUR BOOK SERIES

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THE PICTURE ON THE FRIDGE

Mags Barkworth still suffers the effects of a life-changing tragedy over a decade ago. She knows her husband loves her. She knows he would never do anything to hurt her, or their daughter. 

 

But what if the voice in her head, the one she’s pushed away with therapy and anti-depressants, is telling the truth?

What if it’s all a lie?

When Tam, their daughter, draws an uncannily detailed picture of a place she’s never been, Mags’ life starts to unravel. But even in her most paranoid moment, Mags could never have guessed the secret she is destined to uncover. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE BLURRED LANDS

'Deliciously dark. A gripping read from the very start' RR Haywood, bestselling author of Extracted and The Undead Series.

 

John Aviemore, still mourning the death of his wife, fears he’s heading for another breakdown. In an abandoned cottage, he faces a mystery that grows more terrifying every night. And he’s trapped there.

Trapped in the place where worlds overlap. Trapped in the Blurred Lands.

A disappearing city, a curse that unravels minds, and a caged, power-hungry god.

John’s only chance of escape lies with an ancient family secret and a character straight out of a fairytale.

 

From the Amazon and Audible bestselling author of The World Walker and Halfhero series comes a fantastical, terrifying journey into a realm we prefer to believe doesn’t exist.

CHILDREN OF THE DETERRENT

HALFHERO: BOOK ONE

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“My name is Daniel Harbin and I’m a child of The Deterrent.” What if a super human turned out not to be so super...or even human? Britain's superhero, The Deterrent, was unveiled to the world in 1979, and disappeared two years later. The truth about his origins has never been revealed. The rumours about his children—those that survived—and their mysterious abilities have never been confirmed.

 

Until now.

 

Armed with a diary that reveals everything about The Deterrent’s early years, Daniel Harbin—discovering powers of his own—finds himself dragged into the same secretive government department his famous father worked for. 

 

Can a halfhero be a better superhero than his father, or is Daniel making a terrible mistake?

When the wrong people know what you’re capable of, no matter how powerful you are, you're still in danger….

HALFHEROES

HALFHERO: BOOK TWO

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The world’s only superhero was discovered in 1969. No others were ever found. Until now.

With Station destroyed, and their friends dead, might Daniel and Abos finally be allowed some peace?

 

Yeah, right.

 

Daniel’s talents are needed by a UN department taking on the bad guys, including rogue halfheroes. Abos is searching for more of her species. She soon finds she’s not the only one looking. There’s a new threat that no one saw coming. And halfheroes are being targeted.

 

When Daniel goes missing, it’s down to Abos to find out what’s going on and try to stop it. Her only chance of success means risking everything she’s gained since she stopped being The Deterrent.

 

Meanwhile, Daniel’s staging a breakout from the most secure prison ever built, but what’s waiting for him is even worse. It’s time for Daniel to find out if he’s a halfhero, or a real hero.

THE LAST OF THE FIRST

HALFHERO: BOOK THREE

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When The Deterrent comes out of hiding and kidnaps the titans, it triggers the biggest manhunt in history.

 

On one side, the military might of the United States and Air Commodore Fiona Bardock, Britain’s most talented investigator. On the other, three halfheroes, one human, and a puddle of slime. Daniel Harbin hopes to get through this alive and track down the children he never knew existed.

 

What no one realises is they’re about to confront the greatest danger of all.

THE WORLD WALKER

THE WORLD WALKER: BOOK ONE

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Just outside Los Angeles, a prisoner hidden away for 70 years sits up, gets off the bed and disappears through a solid wall.

 

In Australia, a magician impresses audiences by producing real elephants. Nobody realizes it's not an illusion.

 

Across the world, individuals and ancient organizations with supernatural power suddenly detect the presence of something even they can't understand.

 

At the center of it all, Seb Varden, a 32-year old musician with a secret in his past, slits his wrists, is shot dead and run over on the freeway. He's had better days.

 

Seb is about to discover the universe is a far more complicated place than he'd ever imagined.

 

Please note: this book can be read as a standalone, or as the first in The World Walker series.

THE UNMAKING ENGINE

THE WORLD WALKER: BOOK TWO

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An experiment that began 2.8 billion years ago is about to end…

 

Seb Varden is starting to get used to life as a World Walker. With a body full of alien nanotechnology, the ability to travel anywhere instantly and - most surprising of all - a steady relationship with Meera Patel, things are finally looking up.

 

Until Seb has his first blackout, starts meeting aliens and discovers a plan that threatens the entire human race. And, of course, Mason, the most dangerous Manna user, picks this particular moment to come after him and Meera.

 

Scariest of all, Seb is learning his transformation into a World Walker is far from complete…

 

Monkeys, aliens, technology, parallel universes, music, psychopaths, A.I., a magic tech spider, The Unmaking Engine has it all, including the explanation of how all life on earth began. Did I mention monkeys?

THE SEVENTEENTH YEAR

THE WORLD WALKER: BOOK THREE

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What if every choice you ever made had the power to reshape reality?

 

Joni, the daughter of World Walker Seb Varden, has never met her father. And the world he left behind has become a dangerous place for the last generation of Manna users. Mee and John insist Seb will return, but what if they’re wrong?

 

Could it be possible she has none of Seb Varden’s powers? Or might her abilities reveal themselves as she leaves childhood behind? 

 

In her seventeenth year, Joni will be forced to leave those she loves, face a great evil, and finally learn the truth about her father.

THE UNNAMED WAY

THE WORLD WALKER: BOOK FOUR

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Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?

 

Maybe.

 

Seb Varden is in a good position to find out. Depending on your point of view, he has either spent a few days, six months, or seventeen years playing a potentially deadly game. 

 

At stake: the freedom of the alien who saved his life, the future of all intelligent species in the universe, and his sanity. 

 

Not only does Seb not fully understand the rules, but it’s just possible the game itself is rigged. 

So, business as usual then.