The Society of Thirteen
Gareth P. Jones

Ages: 7-11

London, 1891. When orphans Esther and Tom are caught stealing by Lord Ringmore, little do they realise the peril they are in. 

Rather than hand them over to the police, the lord employs the children. But what does he really want with them? Blackwood is a man obsessed. He has devoted his life to unearthing the roots of magic. Tormented by the thought of death he knows that only real magic can overcome mortality. He has in his possession a book that contains the secret of true magic, but he cannot unlock its meaning alone. Only Tom and Esther can help him unravel its terrible and dangerous secrets...

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Gareth P. Jones

Gareth was born 30th December, 1973 in the semi-mythical city of Birmingham. The first story he ever wrote was inspired by true events and was about a miscarriage of justice in which a boy...

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