Diary of a Teenage Superhero

Diary of a Teenage Superhero

Darrell Pitt

Young Adult

A teenager wakes up in a seedy hotel room. He has no memory of his name or his past. A man lies dying on the floor next to him. Someone starts pounding at the door. He runs. He is chased.While staying one step ahead of his pursuers, he begins to assemble the pieces of his life. His name is Axel. He is the victim of an amazing experiment and he is not alone...A teenager wakes up in a seedy hotel room. He has no memory of his name or his past. A man lies dying on the floor next to him. Someone starts pounding at the door. He runs. He is chased.While staying one step ahead of his pursuers, he begins to assemble the pieces of his life. His name is Axel. He is the victim of an amazing experiment – he has been given incredible powers – and he is not alone. An organisation known only as The Agency has also modified other teenagers. Brodie is a master of the martial arts. Ebony can transmute one substance into another. Dan controls metals with his mind. Chad creates fire and ice from nothing. They have been handed incredible powers to help the human race in times of crisis – and one of those times is now. A terrorist organisation known as Typhoid has acquired Pegasus – a highly advanced missile, invisible to radar and conventional defence systems. They intend to fire it at an American city. Only this bunch of untried, untested teenage superheroes stands any chance of stopping the missile before it strikes its target. Diary of a Teenage Superhero is a high octane thriller showing what happens when conventional teenagers with everyday problems are given powers beyond this world. They have to learn to work together, but as Axel draws closer to his newfound friends, he remembers the words of the dying man in the hotel room. Trust no-one. He knows he can’t trust The Agency. Can he even trust his newfound friends?
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The Stone Bird

The Stone Bird

Darrell Pitt

Young Adult

When Adam arrives in Prosperity, his life is in ruins. His parents are dead, and he has little in the way of money and prospects. But with the help of his new friend, Fontus, he slowly learns the ancient secrets of success that enable him to build a business, and a whole new life. All is well until his past resurfaces, threatening to unravel everything...Sacrifices is the part two of Alan's To Wrestle with Darkness trilogy. In Sacrifices, we meet Cil, Deborah, Ruth and Sarah. They are four sisters descended from the coupling of angels and humans. And as such they have been embodied with fantastical abilities which they use to defend the world from those who would harm it, be they flesh or spirit. They find themselves tested, as they must contest the forces of darkness who are intent on ending all of creation. If they are to prevail, there will certainly be sacrifices.
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The Firebird Mystery

The Firebird Mystery

Darrell Pitt

Young Adult

A Jack Mason Adventure, Book 1 Welcome to London. A city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steamcars and metrotowers soaring into space.Before his parents died Jack Mason was an acrobat, travelling around England in the circus. But when the world-famous detective Ignatius Doyle comes looking for a young assistant, Jack's new training begins. And when Scarlet Bell's father disappears, they are all plunged into a mystery so baffling that the future of the whole world may be at stake. The Firebird Mystery, inspired by the great works of Victorian literature, is an action-adventure for readers of all ages.Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He lives in...
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The Broken Sun

The Broken Sun

Darrell Pitt

Young Adult

When The Broken Sun, an ancient artefact said to lead to the lost city of Atlantis, is stolen from the British Museum, Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle embark on a hunt across Europe to find it.But just as the artefact is within reach, their beloved secretary is mysteriously poisoned.In their race against time to find the antidote, the team uncovers a deadly plan, to attack the Houses of Parliament.Though no one has banked on another shocking discovery - that Mr Doyle's long-dead son may still be alive...Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He lives in Melbourne. There are three Jack Mason Adventures to date: The Firebird Mystery, The Secret Abyss and The Broken...
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The Steampunk Detective

The Steampunk Detective

Darrell Pitt

Young Adult

An orphan. The world’s greatest detective. A planet dominated by airships, steam powered spacecraft and towers that stretch into orbit.Welcome to the world of The Steampunk Detective.Jack Mason is an orphan wanting a new life. Ignatius Doyle is an aging detective who needs an assistant. When Jack goes to work for Mr Doyle, he has no idea what lies ahead. They are called in to locate a missing scientist by his daughter, the beautiful Scarlet Bell. As Jack and Mr Doyle investigate, they discover links to Leonardo da Vinci and the Phoenix Society, a clandestine organisation that has been secretly developing technology for centuries. As they close in on the missing scientist, they discover other forces at play. The Nazis want the technology of the Phoenix Society as does the mysterious Napoleon of Crime, Professor M. With the world teetering on the verge of war, a weapon of mass destruction is stolen from the Phoenix Society and London held to ransom. Will Jack and Mr Doyle find the missing scientist? Will they track down the weapon before London is destroyed? And what is the true identity of Professor M?Filled with references to Sherlock Holmes and the world of Victorian literature, The Steampunk Detective is an action packed adventure for readers of all ages as it brings together a boy in need of a family and a man in need of a son.
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A Toaster on Mars

A Toaster on Mars

Darrell Pitt

Young Adult

For fans of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams comes a hilarious new space and time adventure.The year is 2509 and Earth is a rather polluted blue dot that suffers from global warming, overpopulation and not enough people using deodorant.Blake Carter, star agent with the Planetary Bureau of Investigation, isn’t having a good day. First he’s beaten up by a bunch of religious zealots, and then he’s assigned a robot—sorry, cyborg—as his new partner, right before his ex-wife calls to tell him his daughter has gone missing. His car keeps criticising his driving, and finally, to top things off, the world is held to ransom by his nemesis, evil genius Bartholomew Badde.Can things get any worse?Yes!Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all...
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The Monster Within

The Monster Within

Darrell Pitt

Young Adult

Book Four of the the Jack Mason Adventure seriesAfter a series of fatal bombings across London, Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle are drawn into another baffling case: the reported sighting of a monster loose in the city's underground sewers.Before they can investigate, the team must travel to the Alhambra, an ancient fortress in Spain, to hunt down a group of terrorists.But just as they close in, Jack and Scarlet are kidnapped. With their lives in perilous danger, will Mr Doyle find his young assistants in time?While back in London, will the monster's true origins be uncovered before it too wreaks deadly destruction across the city?Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He lives in...
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The Secret Abyss

The Secret Abyss

Darrell Pitt

Young Adult

Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle return for their next action-packed adventure.When the world's deadliest assassin, the Chameleon, escapes from prison, Jack begins his most dangerous investigation yet. With only the scantest of clues, the team travels from London to New York, a bustling metropolis filled with airships, steam cars and exciting new ideas.Here they uncover a terrible plot that threatens the president's life and brings the nation to the brink of civil war. Can Jack track down the Chameleon in time? And just what is the mysterious whip of fire that has the power to wreak destruction across the world?Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He lives in Melbourne. Three Jack Mason...
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