FOR BRAVE READERS AND LISTENERS!
‘Narnia (meets) Stephen King. An absolutely intriguing novel with sophisticated, scary, supernatural thrills.’
VOYA Magazine 2015 TOP SHELF Honoree
2015 BEST YA MYSTERY
Gelett Burgess Children’s Awards
‘‘A wonderful mix of surrealism, fantasy, and reality…evocative and gut-wrenching. There is a dreamlike state that surrounds the novel — a harrowing adventure (that) is masterfully done.’
‘Burgess leaves readers clawing for the sequel. Kids will enjoy it; adults will love it.’
‘If you are the sort of person who enjoys being the first to know about something important, it’s high time you read this. Because this is important. For brave young readers and their parents.’
THE GUARDIAN (UK)
‘Exciting, dark and packed full of mystery. A Red Ribbon winner and highly recommended.’
The 2015 Wishing Shelf Book Awards
‘FIVE STARS — haunting fantasy not for the faint of heart.’
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
‘A well-written and character-filled journey…reminiscent of Diana Wynne Jones. This book will delight any young reader’
The BookLife Prize for Fiction
‘Though written for children (ages 10 and up), teenagers and even adults will find themselves challenged to put it down.‘
‘Few authors can match this one when it comes to grounded ‘surreality’. (Burgess) has returned…and it is brilliant.’
LIVING MYTH MAGAZINE
2015 SILVER MEDALIST (Pre-Teen Fiction)
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
‘Cinematic…lyrical…and quite often extraordinary.‘
‘Battle the Great Darkness that has cast its shadow across the peaceful Land of Oz. Join the kingdom’s brave new heroine Ophelia Shen, along with Oz’s legendary heroes – Tin Man, Lion, and Scarecrow – as they embark on an epic quest to stop the rising evil, restore the balance of magic, and return the kingdom to its rightful glory!’
This graphically stunning and engagingly designed Editor’s Choice RPG — with a whole book’s worth of story proudly penned by yours truly — is Available NOW for iOS and Android!
They say I’m an award-winning writer, producer, and transmedia dude cursing at my laptop on some forgotten shore with decent wifi. I earned a pair of big-boy pants in the videogame industry, before moving on to create acclaimed animation, graphic novel, and web projects. Nowadays, I split my mojo between collaborations on hush-hush interactive stuff and developing my own original IP. It has also been rumoured that I have an abiding love for scary stories, comic books, adventure travel, frozen yogurt, and (it should go without saying) cats.