September 27, 2009 | Leave a Comment
Book Title: Stone Child
Niche: Young Adult Fantasy
Size: 233 Pages
What would it take for us to care for our planet? In an incredible act of science and nature, the statues of London come to life with the message that we must act, or humankind will cease to exist. The city is in chaos as the living statues of Brunel, Shakespeare and Nightingale mix it on the streets to talk to the people. The question is, are we ready to listen? Molly Hargreaves doesn’t think we should. Believing they are a threat, she enlists the help of a retired London tour guide. Unfortunately, he turns out to be a discredited academic and a member of a secret society, the Agalmata, who prophesied the statues coming to life. Molly tries to uncover the statues’ real intentions when she is captured by the statue of Edith Cavell. Sir Walter Raleigh stabs a football supporter, and Boudicca wreaks havoc in Regent Street. The police firearms team intervene but how do you shoot stone and metal? The capital’s statues converge on Trafalgar Square as the war for London begins.
About the author:
Kevin Albin was a police officer for 25 years, working the streets of a busy city. He spent eight years on the tactical firearms team and several years as a hostage negotiator. It is with this knowledge that he brings realism to his debut young adult novel, Stone Child, which takes place in London. He now works guiding in the mountains and leading expeditions around the world. He writes about his travels and has had articles published in the outdoor Press.
You can find more information about the book at: www.stonechild.co.uk