Social media and publicity

Cover Reveal: Book III in The Changeling Saga

Excited to announce that Return of the Changeling, the third book in The Chageling Saga, hits the literal and virtual shelves this Summer. And it’s gettin’ hot out there……

The global pandemic ironically allowed for some focused time to complete the editing process in record time, ironic given the series has a dark magick pandemic as one of the core themes that run through the series.

The cover design is wonderfully consistent with the dystopian but strangely empowering feel of the Green Cat collaborations. It could well be our favourite to date and also marks the launch of a special box set edition in time for the festive market at the year end.

There are plot twists and turns aplenty in this chapter in the lives of the Trelgathwin or Savage family as they just can’t shake the cold claw of malice that follows in the wake of the shadows of the past as they creep ever closer to destiny, somewhere at the meeting of the old world and the new.

Will your favourite chracters battle on? Who will join them? More importantly, what fresh horrors await in the wilderness of British Columbia and Cornish shores?

Reserve your advance copies and catch up on the series by contacting Lisa at Green Cat direct, or dropping the team a line via this platform fir exclusive signed copies. As ever, it’s going to be quite the thrill-seeking ride for the young at heart of all ages and there will be a limited edition first run for the lucky few,

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Mums Share the Magic

Delighted thatLegend of the Lost has been recently reviewed by two busy and inspirational mothers.

One is a rebel scribe and home schooling champion from Wales, Kelly Allen. The other, a very widely read Mumsnet influencer, Jenny from the highly acclaimed The Brick Castle.

Both Kelly and Jenny give considered accounts of the first book in the changeling trilogy.CheshamLOL

Jenny published a detailed and well thought through analysis of the book’s appeal to children aged around 9+ :

Throughout the book you know that something big is going to happen, but can’t quite put your finger on what it’s going to be. The description of mystical folk and their abilities is underplayed and that gives it more of a realism somehow. You just accept who can fly, or transform, and learn more alongside some of the characters as they are pushed to their limits and discover what they are really capable of.

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Coincidentally, Jenny hails from Derbyshire where some of the inspiration for the story and its characters originated.

Given she is also a home tutor, we were especially delighted by the way Kelly summarises the book’s appeal:

I really love how this book is written. I’ts full of so many beautiful descriptions and we immediately fell in love with the little family. The writing is spot on for the age range it’s aimed at (7-11), even though I think it’s a perfect read no matter what your age!

There’s so much action and adventure throughout that it’s hard to put it down, but this is a good thing! I’d say it’s a pretty perfect read for any family with a sense of adventure and heart…

Please do pop over to both of their sites to read the reviews in full and to catch up with all the very interesting publications, competitions and other activities they champion on behalf of children in the 7-11 and young adult age ranges.

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Your Chance to Appear in the Changeling Trilogy

The first book in the Legend of the Lost trilogy continues to attract great feedback and reviews. So, as we enter the new year, thoughts naturally turn to the sequel.

Book II, The Ends of the Earth is set to preview in 2019 and promises more thrills as the adventure shifts to the African continent.

As a special thank you to our growing readership, we are excited to announce that we are starting a unique competition.

Ian is offering one lucky reader the exclusive chance to feature in one of the sequels either in person or, in keeping with the central theme of the series, to nominate a loved one or family member.

The successful individual will be written into the story line and will appear alongside their fictional heroes.

To be eligible, entrants simply have to be able to provide proof of purchase of Legend of the Lost and to contact us by email, using the heading “Feature Competition”. They will then receive an email from us with a question from the first book.

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The winner will be drawn by Ian, at random, from the group of successful entrants after the closing date of Feb 18, 2019.

So please spread the word far and wide with your friends and family , may the magic flow through you and very best of luck!