The Princelings of the East is the first of a trilogy telling of the adventures of Fred and George. Over three stories they solve problems caused by unintended consequences, commercial greed, unprincipled actions and blind prejudice yet still find time for troubled love affairs and disastrous inventions.
Book 1 opens with our Princeling heroes at the Castle in the Marsh. When the King’s Birthday feast is ruined by an unnatural power drain, they leave their scientific experiments to set out in search of answers. They encounter the enigmatic businessman Hugo, the impressive Prince of Buckmore, the wise Lady Nimrod, the irrepressible barkeep Victor, but find themselves threatened by those with vested interests. The scene shifts from a rural, feudal setting to the towers and heights of the curious Isle of Hattan, but where, or when, are they? Time is of the essence in solving this puzzle, and our heroes must keep their wits sharp and their heads clear if they are to survive.
Suitable for ages 6 and over to be read to, and for older children with advanced reading skills, The Princelings of the East is a fantasy adventure where all the characters are guinea pigs.
About the Author
I grew up in a house where my brothers kept pets and I had to share theirs. I was horse mad. I had imaginary stables with imaginary horses and we’d do competitions and all sorts. I didn’t write any stories about them then, but I drew maps and plans, and competition schedules, and read just about every pony book going. Then I read scifi, fantasy and Lord of the Rings, and then I went to college then out to work. That’s when I started writing, in the evenings after work. It wasn’t until I moved to the country and settled down near a huge marshy area called the Norfolk Broads that I found inspiration for my stories. I got some pet guinea pigs to keep me company. They sort of took over.
First Fred and George came into my life, and then came Victor and Hugo. Now these boys had character. And they had tales that they felt should be told to the world. And that’s why you’ll find all four of them in my first book. And since Hugo couldn’t be the hero, he was delighted to be made the villain! That’s Fred with me in the picture.