Tom, a young Australian surfer, is most unhappy about being made to leave the Australian summer and come to school in London in the middle of an English winter. His unhappiness increases when a mysterious figure magically appears on Westminster Bridge and tries to kill him. Tom, however, is unharmed but in London he discovers a whole world of magic, beauty - and danger. Tom is soon fighting bullies, being hunted by a psychotic magic user and kidnapped by a secret government agency. He also meets Myfanwy, who can do magic, and initial wariness turns to trust and friendship. Tom and Myfanwy retreat to a past-haunted castle in Norfolk and then to a mythical island in the Irish Sea - but a showdown is coming and it cannot be avoided forever. Tom and Myfanwy must save the world, perhaps even the universe.
"Myfanwy is a charming book in every sense. It explores the magic of reality and the reality of magic. It uses great humour and suspense. It is fantasy of the best kind, the kind that sheds light on your own life as it keeps you turning the pages."
Michael McGirr, Best selling author of The Things You Get For Free and The Lost Art of Sleep.
"A refreshingly unique story, Myfanwy invites the reader to explore intriguing characters embroiled in age-old conflicts between good and evil in an exciting and modern setting. I am looking forward to my children reading Myfanwy and growing to love it's carefully created, layered world, while developing their own faith and exploring fundamental questions of right and wrong."
Riny Davis, Librarian and mother of four.
Tom and Myfanwy must get together to save the world from a psychotic magic user – and then there’s exams to prepare for. A tale of magic, first love, and quantum physics.