A young girl on trial for witchcraft. A stolen dragon harnessed for energy. An army of redcoats on the march. Which is the most dangerous for the folk of the Vale?
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The Alchemist Bede was a tyrant but he kept the Vale safe, protected. Isolated. Now he is gone and enemies gather.
The Witchfinder General, General Cromwell’s redcoats, their steam-powered landships, the ancient and powerful Alchemist Cedd. With so many enemies, Archer, Writer, Weaver and Keeper must unleash every ounce of their elemental powers to save the Vale. And they may even have to start a rebellion of their own...
Dark Water Breaking is the thrilling second instalment in this steampunk adventure novel series. This is a fantasy series for all ages featuring elemental magic, alchemy, dragons, balloon flight and epic flintlock fantasy battles in a fantasy version of the English Civil War. So grab the book now!
What reviewers are saying about Dark Water Breaking:
“An excellent read. I particularly love how genuine historical figures are brought to life, how their characters exist in a realm of half fiction and semi truth, all whisked along in a rollercoaster of a narrative. The scope and depth of this novel is vastly increased. I’m very much looking forward to the next instalment, as it promises an explosion of action and intrigue.”
“This was great. It took the first book and totally opened up the scope. The finale was epic. Looking forward to more!”
“An enchanting read for adults and children.”
“in this second one the scale and difficulty of facing their opponents expands with thrilling results. I could hardly believe as I came close to the end of the book how well the author retained a convincing degree of youthful innocence with the characters' growing ability to face varied and sinister challenges. The reader is never patronised - the youngsters are charmingly distinct from one another, while the schemes of the adults are believable yet mysterious. The suspense and the sense of the 'elementalists' crucial role in the concurrent stories - their own and that of a far broader conflict - is masterfully woven into an enthralling and vivid tale. I can't wait to find out what comes next!”