Brimstone is the first book in The Firewatcher Chronicles
It’s December 1940.
London lad Christopher Larkham finds an ancient Roman ring, inscribed with a phoenix, on the bank of the Thames.
As German bombs fall on his city to create the greatest firestorm of the Blitz, Christopher takes shelter underground with his neighbours. He pushes open a hidden door, and steps out of the Second World War onto the river bank centuries ago, facing the Great Fire of London – and even greater danger on his return.
Brimstone is out now.
It’s available from bookstores in Australia and New Zealand and as an ebook.
New edition (Scholastic, 2019)
First edition (Scholastic, 2018)
This is a great middle grade read and a promising start to a new series. A lovely blend of time travel and, magic and mystery, suitable for readers aged 8 years and up. Fast paced and a real page turner, loved the adventure it was very easy to get into this book and read it to the very end.