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Conrad Mason - Author

About the Author

Conrad Mason was born in 1984. He studied Classics at Cambridge University, and now works in London as an Editor of children's fiction. The Demon's Watch is his first novel.

Featured books by Conrad Mason

The Demon's Watch Tales of Fayt, Book 1

The Demon's Watch Tales of Fayt, Book 1

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Author: Conrad Mason Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Shortlisted for the 2013 Leeds Book Awards 9-12 category Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb lives in Fayt, a bustling trading port where elves, trolls, fairies and humans live side by side. Fed up of working at the Legless Mermaid tavern, Grubb dreams of escape - until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld.

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Other books by Conrad Mason

The Hero's Tomb

The Hero's Tomb

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Joseph Grubb has come to the great city of Azurmouth in search of his father. But in Azurmouth nothing is as it seems, and a terrifying ancient power is about to be unleashed...If Joseph is to learn the truth about his father, he must face his deepest fears, and a final reckoning, at the Hero's Tomb.

The Hero's Tomb

The Hero's Tomb

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Azurmouth! In all the Old World there is no city so vast, so sprawling...or so dangerous.Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb has come to find the truth about his parents. His friend Tabitha has followed him across the ocean, hoping to protect him from the deadly white-coated butchers of the League of the Light. Meanwhile her guardian Captain Newton is determined to recover an ancient artifact stolen by the League's sinister Duke of Garran.But in Azurmouth nothing is as it seems. Old enemies will rise. Long-buried secrets will be uncovered. And the League will awaken an ancient power, threatening the Old World with a terrifying new dawn.Soon Joseph, Tabitha and Newton will have to face their deepest fears, and a final reckoning, at the Hero's Tomb.

The Phoenix Presents: Mystery of the Crooked Imp

The Phoenix Presents: Mystery of the Crooked Imp

Author: Conrad Mason, David Wyatt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Welcome to Port Fayt! City of fantastical creatures, magic and skulduggery! As the clocks strike midnight, a gang of fairies holds up a stagecoach. Their prize - a baby boy. Only the ragtag band of crimefighters known as the Demon's Watch can rescue the child. But first they must unmask the mysterious criminal behind the kidnapping...Who is the Crooked Imp?

The Goblin's Gift Tales of Fayt, Book 2

The Goblin's Gift Tales of Fayt, Book 2

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Joseph Grubb is the newest member of the Demon's Watch. He and his fellow watchmen protect Port Fayt, where humans live in peace alongside trolls, elves and fairies. And now the town needs them more than ever, because the almighty League of the Light has sent an armada to wipe it off the map. Fayt's only hope is to persuade the magical merfolk to fight with them. But the merfolk won't go to war. Not unless their princess is returned to them from the clutches of the most dangerous nine-year-old in the Ebony Ocean. It's up to Joseph and his friend Tabitha to rescue the mermaid princess . . . But a secret from Joseph's past is about to change everything.

The Demon's Watch Tales of Fayt, Book 1

The Demon's Watch Tales of Fayt, Book 1

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Shortlisted for the 2013 Leeds Book Awards 9-12 category Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb lives in Fayt, a bustling trading port where elves, trolls, fairies and humans live side by side. Fed up of working at the Legless Mermaid tavern, Grubb dreams of escape - until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld.

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The First World War

The First World War

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2014

In 1914, the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked one of the most destructive conflicts the world had ever seen. This is the story of the First World War, and the people who lived and died fighting in it. It is a narrative account of WWI, written specially for children who are ready to tackle longer and more complex subjects. It is part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Look Inside a Castle

Look Inside a Castle

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2013

This is an innovative flap book offering a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a busy castle. Amid the hustle and bustle, find flaps beneath flaps and many more surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained. Young readers can meet lords, ladies, knights and squires and find out how they live, work, fight and relax in their magnificent castle home.

The Goblin's Gift Tales of Fayt, Book 2

The Goblin's Gift Tales of Fayt, Book 2

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Joseph Grubb is the newest member of the Demon's Watch. He and his fellow watchmen protect Port Fayt, where humans live in peace alongside trolls, elves and fairies. And now the town needs them more than ever, because the almighty League of the Light has sent an armada to wipe it off the map. Fayt's only hope is to persuade the magical merfolk to fight with them. But the merfolk won't go to war. Not unless their princess is returned to them from the clutches of the most dangerous nine-year-old in the Ebony Ocean. It's up to Joseph and his friend Tabitha to rescue the mermaid princess . . . But a secret from Joseph's past is about to change everything.

Look Inside Roman Town

Look Inside Roman Town

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Travel back in time to Ancient Rome with this innovative flap book. Young readers can follow the life of a Roman family as they go to the baths, visit the markets and watch a chariot race.

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: Conrad Mason Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2012

One of Shakespeare's greatest plays retold for English Language learners. Macbeth is the bravest general in Scotland, and a loyal servant to King Duncan. But then he hears that one day, he could be king himself. Mad with ambition, Macbeth sets out on a bloody path to power.Comes with a CD, which contains full readings of the text by native speakers in both British English and American English.

The Demon's Watch Tales of Fayt, Book 1

The Demon's Watch Tales of Fayt, Book 1

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

'We're the Demon's Watch, son. Protectors of Port Fayt. Scourge of all sea scum. Don't tell me you've never heard of us?' Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb lives in Fayt, a bustling trading port where elves, trolls, fairies and humans live side by side. Fed up of working at the Legless Mermaid tavern, Grubb dreams of escape - until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld. There he meets the Demon's Watch and learns of their mission to save the port from a mysterious and deadly threat. Can Grubb and his new allies uncover the dark plot in time, or will they end up as fish food in Harry's Shark Pit?

First Reading Three Dinosaurs

First Reading Three Dinosaurs

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2011

Seven titles in the popular First Reading series are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making this book and CD easy to store together. The Young Reading series is developed with reading expert Alison Kelly from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability.

The Deep Dark Woods

The Deep Dark Woods

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2011

'Beware, beware the deep dark woods.' But Jack doesn't listen...how will he ever get home? Part of the award-winning Usborne Very First Reading series specially developed in consultation with literacy experts to help children learn to read. Designed for a child to read together with an adult, allowing the child to gradually take a greater share of the story in each book to achieve confident, independent reading. Features superb illustrations to accompany the rhyming story. Followed by fun puzzles to test comprehension and provide further practice. Includes guidance notes for parents and teachers, with further extensive support on the Usborne Quicklinks Website.

Second World War

Second World War

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2010

This title offers a clear and informative account of how the Second World War began, the infamous battles and the conclusion and aftermath of the war. It is illustrated with maps, evocative archive photographs and illustrations. It includes descriptions of the most famous events including Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, D-Day and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part of series three of the Usborne Reading Programme for children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex information. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, London.

See Inside Ships

See Inside Ships

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2010

This is a new addition to the See Inside series about ships throughout history from Viking longboats to Spanish galleons, ironclads to aircraft carriers. Lifting the flaps reveals the insides of ships from across the ages, explaining in simple, clear language what they were used for, how the crew and passengers lived and how they sailed the oceans. It includes a gate-fold page of a huge aircraft carrier.

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2010

This is an exciting peek into the extraordinary world of dinosaurs. It combines fascinating information with simple flowing text to excite and inspire beginner readers. It includes extra dinosaur facts, index, glossary, timeline and internet links to carefully selected websites. It is part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2008

This is a new title in Young Reading Series Two , which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. It presents Shakespeare's classic tale of madness and murder, treachery and witchcraft retold for a younger audience. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.

The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

Author: Conrad Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2008

This book is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. When a young man finds a golden goose in the forest he has to keep it away from the greedy townsfolk. It is a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.

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