Bad Holiday in Witch Town

Bad Holiday in Witch Town

Mark Hockley

Fantasy

When Ellie goes on holiday, the last place she had in mind was Witch Town. This is a hidden, matriarchal society where the women are able to use 'Words of Power'. Now Ellie faces a new life as a 'Mother' and must find a way to not only save herself, but also the lives of her family and friends.When teenagers, Ellie, her brother Zack and their friends, Luke and Beth go on holiday, the last place they had in mind was Witch Town. A throwback to Seventeenth century England, Witch Town is run by the Five Covens, each designated by colours: Black, White, Red, Green and Blue. This is a matriarchal society where the women are known as Mothers and Daughters and the men, Husbands and Sons. The women are able to use Words of Power, which they channel through amulets known as SpiritHearts, that once worn literally become a part of them. The men are taught from birth that their role is to provide offspring and work as servants. Against a backdrop of Coven and gender politics, deceit and manipulation, with their own unique laws and traditions, the newcomers find themselves trapped within this community, where they must all face separate struggles for survival. Ellie, most of all, is tested to her limit, as she discovers that she shares a kinship with these women and now faces a new life as a Mother. She must learn to harness and control the power that awakens within her, to not only save herself, but also the lives of her family and friends.
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The Magic Lands

The Magic Lands

Mark Hockley

Fantasy

Two teenage boys find themselves in a dangerous, alien realm, where dreams and reality interweave and deception is at the heart of everything. They come under the malevolent influence of a creature known as the White Wolf and what began as a childish adventure becomes something far darker and deeper. The boys must walk a long road of treachery and pain, love and lust, sacrifice and redemption.When two teenage boys, Tom Lewis and Jack Barton, climb the gigantic oak at the bottom of Tom's garden they embark on a journey that takes them toward adulthood, a change embracing both enlightenment and loss. Finding themselves in a dangerous, alien realm, where dreams and reality seem to interweave and deception is at the heart of everything, they come under the malevolent influence of a creature known as the White Wolf. What had began as a childish adventure is in fact something far darker and deeper, for the Wolf is playing a momentous game, an arcane puzzle that must be resolved. The boys walk a dark road of treachery and pain, love and lust, sacrifice and redemption. Friendship and loyalty are put to the test and corruption comes in many guises. Finally, truth can only be revealed through pain and forfeit. It is a journey into the heart of darkness where nothing and no-one are what they seem and the rules are the logic of a dream.
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High Stakes

High Stakes

Mark Hockley

Fantasy

Two men play a deadly game of poker. A SHORT HORROR STORY for fans of the macabre and poker!HERE THERE BE DRAGONSAnders Tomason already found a magic sword and clashed with his evil uncle in SWORD BEARER. Now he returns in WIND RIDER -- and continues his struggle with the evil chemical forces that threaten his world, enlisting, in the process, the help of the dragons.NOTE: This novel is the second volume of the series RETURN OF THE DRAGONS. This novel, WIND RIDER (book 2), as well as its prequel SWORD BEARER (book 1), is also available collected into one volume in the RETURN OF THE DRAGONS (Omnibus) edition.
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