‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor’ is the first in a two book series, inspired by the characters in the old English counting rhyme. The stories are a blend of traditional and modern and are designed to thrill, chill, and — above all — entertain.
Recommended for smart children (8-12) and canny mums, dads, aunties, uncles and grandparents (24-100).
The Tinker and the Pool of Oblivion: How is the Tinker going to find his Bronze Age princess when he doesn’t even know he has lost her? And if that wasn’t problem enough, his rival is a powerful sorcerer with a very nasty plan for his permanent removal from the scene!
The Tailor and the Changeling: The Tailor is a thoroughly modern 14th century designer and entrepreneur, so he is not at all amused when his baby daughter is stolen by goblins. It’s just so ‘Dark Ages’! Can he outsmart them or does he have to resort to ‘old school’ swords and sorcery methods to rescue her?
The Two Soldiers: Walter is greedy but the only way he can survive in the snow-bound mountain pass is to give his enchanted food and drink away! Worse still, there is gap in the path and a long drop, and his brother Boris is missing.
The Sailor and the Sea Witch: The Sailor’s habit is always to hesitate and calculate the odds. So will he be able to make the quick decisions needed to save his young daughter from the Sea Witch? Especially when he discovers she holds a very powerful bargaining chip.
Bonus story: The Chichi’s Last Dance: The Chichi is beautiful, vain and arrogant … but will his conceit be his downfall?