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One of our Books of the Year 2013 & October 2013 Debut of the Month This fast-paced debut novel tells how Jonathan, the only half-angel, half- demon in the universe, sets out to find the mysterious Gabriel’s clock which has gone missing. Protected by his parent’s, Jonathan has been brought up to think that he is normal but that is far from the truth! Failure in his quest will mean his family will die; success may bring on a war between Heaven and Hell which could destroy everyone. With the clock already ticking Jonathan must risk all and get on with the job in hand!
Jonathan is in terrible danger. After his home is attacked by faceless monsters in bowler hats, he wakes up in the strange village of Hobbes End. Built by a fallen angel and hidden deep within a forest, Hobbes End protects those who need to be safe - and nobody is more in need of protection than Jonathan. Jonathan is the only half-angel, half-demon in the universe, and now the forces of Hell want him for their own purpose. Aided by a vicar with a broken heart, a big man with a cricket bat and a very rude cat, Jonathan races to find the mysterious Gabriel's Clock. If he doesn't find it then his family and friends will die, but, if he does, then he risks starting a war between Heaven and Hell that could engulf them all. Gabriel's clock is ticking ...and time is running out.
An exciting new fantasy voice - perfect for fans of Jonathan Stroud. Bartimaeus meets Harry Potter.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
‘Harry Potter meets The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe meets The Hobbit’ - Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
|Publication date:||3rd October 2013|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Hilton Pashley lives in Norwich where he works as a civil servant and magistrate. Gabriel’s Clock is his debut novel. He began writing Gabriel’s Clock several years ago, after the death of a close friend reminded him that life is too short not to try something new. When he’s not writing, Hilton flies large kites and drinks copious amounts of tea.More About Hilton Pashley