Saturday, September 18, 2021

Book 1: Fae or Foe?: The Cracklock Saga


Book 1: Fae or Foe?: The Cracklock Saga Paperback – September 14, 2021

No one would want to kill a Faery, surely?

Jack Crackley wouldn't; teenagers don’t believe in such things. There are plenty of other things to worry about; his mum, jobs, school, the local bullies, not to mention some weird disease that's affecting young children the world over.

However, things are never as they seem. Little eyes watch out for him whilst bigger ones seek him for their own ends. There’s a hidden world out there, and its inhabitants are in serious danger. Jack is going to have to get to the bottom of it all before it’s too late. And that's a tall order when you have no idea who you really are…

A fantasy adventure like no other, where worlds collide and the monsters are not only from make believe. Things are going to get complicated. It’s a good job our brownie knows how to throw a punch.


Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nielsen (September 14, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 350 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1739908104
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1739908102
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.32 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.88 x 9 inches


I live in the East Midlands, right in the centre of the UK, and when I’m not writing or working, I’m with the family or walking the dog in the local woodlands seeking those ever-elusive Fae. Or sitting, pint in hand with the good friends I grew up with. Some of them are hidden in the books themselves; quite a few characters are based on the people I know and love.

Publishing wise, I am a mere fledgling writer, having had a few short stories published to date but always trying for more. Check out other published works at:

• Spooky Tales From The Pub: Volume two (
• Written Tales Magazine Volume 2: Night Terrors (

And so, to the Cracklocks… “The Cracklock Saga” series of books came about from reading some pretty awful fairy books to my daughter over the years – she’s 13 now and has now (with more than a little relief, I have to say) left those behind. But I always wondered what would happen if someone didn’t like fairies, what they would do about it, and could anybody stop them? This idea grew, and the Cracklocks were born. I liked the idea of people who hated the Fae and everything they stood for. And who knew just how wicked those people were? I certainly didn’t until Anastasia and Agatha got their claws into me!

The Cracklock Saga is my first series, and I have huge plans for it. The shadowy Tobias is begging for his tale to be told, and this will be forthcoming. Plus, I want to know more about Fermerillion, Dorcas and the rest of the good guys – where did they come from? And what really happened between Elsie and Malchiah all those years ago? I think I know, but they all have a habit of surprising me when I’m scribbling. More than you will ever know.

So, I do hope that you’ll want to come along for the ride. You would be most welcome…