About the Book:
On the outskirts of the holiday camp Brightsea in the North East of England lies a mysterious tower. Thought to be long abandoned, nobody pays any attention to the derelict old turret.
Until one Summer that is.
Wilfred, Emma and Pete Winterthorpe are enjoying a holiday at BrightSea with their parents when one night, they are awoken by a mysterious rumbling accompanied by unusual lights shining from the top of the ancient, ramshackle tower. What, or rather WHO they discover there, soon leads them into an adventure they could never have expected.
Their quest takes them into magical places they never knew existed, to meet people and animals they would never have imagined in their wildest dreams.
Follow them on their journey to meet a talking badger, the Sky Witches and the Undersea Pirates, and try to guess which majestic creature they will finally meet in the heart of the coastal caves.
Will they complete their journey in time to stop a dreadful fate befalling BrightSea?
Targeted Age Group: 8+
“We’d better go up the stairs” Wilf ventured. “But let me try first, just to make sure they’ll take our weight”.
He stepped cautiously onto the spiral and tested the next step gently. “They’re stone I think” he
managed a weak smile. “Definitely strong enough. Falling down and breaking our necks isn’t something we need worry about at least”.
He continued under his breath, too quietly for the others to hear; “But breaking our necks may be preferable to whatever horrors might lie upstairs”.
The three Winterthorpes ascended carefully, winding round and round, higher and higher, feeling dizzier at every turn. It felt like they had climbed much higher than the tower had ever appeared from the outside. Puffing and panting, they eventually reached the top and with a deep breath, Wilf pulled himself up to the last step and around the corner into a large room. He stopped suddenly and Emma and Pete bumped into him, nearly knocking him over.
Looking up to take in their surroundings, their mouths dropped open. They had just walked into a room full of wizards.