Herbie Brennan - Author

About the Author

Herbie Brennan is the author of Faerie Lord, published by Bloomsbury in February 2008, the fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Faerie Wars series. With combined sales now in excess of 7.5 million, Herbie is a professional writer whose work has appeared in more than fifty countries, including Britain, the United States, Japan, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Israel, Turkey and various Latin American countries. He is the author of, among others, Fairy Nuff and Frankenstella and the Video Shop Monster.

Brennan became interested in psychology as a child and was studying books on the subject virtually from the time he was able to read.  He found himself pursuing several unorthodox lines of research, including hypnosis, and actually hypnotised his first subject — a school friend - at the age of nine!

He began a journalistic career at eighteen and at twenty-four became the youngest newspaper editor in his native Ireland.  His early career background included magazine work, hypnotherapy, counselling, advertising and marketing.

His first book on out-of-body experience, Astral Doorways, became a specialist bestseller and went on to become a classic in its field.

By his mid twenties, Brennan had published his first novel, an historical romance brought out by Doubleday in New York.  At age thirty, he made the decision to devote most of his time to full-length works of fact and fiction and since then has published more than ninety books, many of them international best sellers.

Featured books by Herbie Brennan

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The Mysterious World of Cats The ultimate gift book for people who are bonkers about their cat

The Mysterious World of Cats The ultimate gift book for people who are bonkers about their cat

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

'In ancient times cats were worshipped a gods; they have not forgotten this.' Terry Pratchett Herbie Brennan is a New York Times bestselling author on the occult who has sold over ten million books world-wide - including in France, Germany and Italy. Here he writes a delightful short but definitive guide to cat lore, weaving together myth, magic, anecdote, fascinating, amusing factoids and even scientific research - from the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet to Macavity the Mystery Cat. Here at last is the book that proves to you that everything you suspected about your cat's uncanny powers of intuition, hypnosis, mind-reading, bi-location and levitation are in fact all true!

The Mysterious World of Cats The ultimate gift book for people who are bonkers about their cat

The Mysterious World of Cats The ultimate gift book for people who are bonkers about their cat

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2017

'In ancient times cats were worshipped a gods; they have not forgotten this.' Terry Pratchett Herbie Brennan is a New York Times bestselling author on the occult who has sold over ten million books world-wide - including in France, Germany and Italy. Here he writes a delightful short but definitive guide to cat lore, weaving together myth, magic, anecdote, fascinating, amusing factoids and even scientific research, complete with beautiful line drawings - from the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet to Macavity the Mystery Cat. Here at last is the book that proves to you that everything you suspected about your cat's uncanny powers of intuition, hypnosis, mind-reading, bi-location and levitation are in fact all true!

Madame de Gaulle's Penis

Madame de Gaulle's Penis

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

Cast as a fictional memoir of the 1960s, 'Madame de Gaulle's Penis' tells the story of John Sinclair, an ambitious young broadcaster with marital problems whose career nosedives following what should have been a turning-point interview with the recently-retired General de Gaulle. In a beautifully-crafted comic thriller, Sinclair follows de Gaulle and his diminutive wife to America in an attempt to get his revenge - an attempt that takes him all the way to the White House and introduces him to characters like a karate-trained nun and a near-mummified general... not to mention a series of hallucinations that make life increasingly difficult before leading to a satisfying resolution. This is light, easy reading at its best, produced by a master of fictional entertainment.

Madame de Gaulle's Penis

Madame de Gaulle's Penis

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

Cast as a fictional memoir of the 1960s, 'Madame de Gaulle's Penis' tells the story of John Sinclair, an ambitious young broadcaster with marital problems whose career nosedives following what should have been a turning-point interview with the recently-retired General de Gaulle. In a beautifully-crafted comic thriller, Sinclair follows de Gaulle and his diminutive wife to America in an attempt to get his revenge - an attempt that takes him all the way to the White House and introduces him to characters like a karate-trained nun and a near-mummified general... not to mention a series of hallucinations that make life increasingly difficult before leading to a satisfying resolution. This is light, easy reading at its best, produced by a master of fictional entertainment.

EgyptQuest - The Lost Treasure of The Pyramids

EgyptQuest - The Lost Treasure of The Pyramids

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

Visit Ancient Egypt for the adventure of a lifetime in this fantastic and at times hilarious thriller from the international superselling gamebook author of the GrailQuest series, Herbie Brennan. In this interactive eBook, you get to choose your own path through the adventure, exploring the pyramids and making your own destiny. Dare you brave the mysteries of ancient Egypt?

EgyptQuest - The Lost Treasure of The Pyramids

EgyptQuest - The Lost Treasure of The Pyramids

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

Visit Ancient Egypt for the adventure of a lifetime in this fantastic and at times hilarious thriller from the international superselling gamebook author of the GrailQuest series, Herbie Brennan. In this interactive eBook, you get to choose your own path through the adventure, exploring the pyramids and making your own destiny. Dare you brave the mysteries of ancient Egypt?

RomanQuest

RomanQuest

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

Could you survive in the cutthroat world of Ancient Rome? Find out in this thrilling adventure from the international superselling gamebook author of the GrailQuest series, Herbie Brennan.

RomanQuest

RomanQuest

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

Could you survive in the cutthroat world of Ancient Rome? Find out in this thrilling adventure from the international superselling gamebook author of the GrailQuest series, Herbie Brennan.

GreekQuest

GreekQuest

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

Discover an amazing life in Ancient Greece when you enter this adventure from the international superselling gamebook author of the GrailQuest series, Herbie Brennan.

GreekQuest

GreekQuest

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

Discover an amazing life in Ancient Greece when you enter this adventure from the international superselling gamebook author of the GrailQuest series, Herbie Brennan.

The Secret History of Ancient Egypt

The Secret History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2013

The Faeman Quest

The Faeman Quest

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2011

In the exciting conclusion to Herbie Brennan's New York Times bestselling Faerie Wars series, a child who is half faerie, half human has the power to determine the fate of both worlds. The Faeman Girl is Mella, daughter of Lord Henry and Queen Holly Blue, half faerie, half human and all trouble. When Mella accidentally travels to the country of Haleklind, she discovers rebel forces preparing an invasion using magical manticores. Old favourites are here - Brimstone, Lord Hairstreak and Pyrgus - but readers will identify immediately with Mella, whose stubborn streak and feisty daring must save the faerie realm from mass destruction.

Through the Wardrobe Your Favorite Authors on C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia

Through the Wardrobe Your Favorite Authors on C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2010

The third in the latest film version of C.S. Lewis' beloved Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, will be released in December 2010. In a crowded market of predictable tie-ins, Through the Wardrobe-a collection of always thoughtful, frequently clever explorations of the series by sixteen popular YA authors that proves the series is more than its religious underpinnings-stands out. Step through the wardrobe and into the imaginations of these friends of Aslan as they explore Narnia-from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Last Battle, from the heart of Caspian's kingdom to the Eastern Seas. Find out: * Why Edmund Pevensie is totally crush-worthy * What tea and Turkish Delight have to do with World War II * Why The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be the best movie of the series * What Susan really did to get herself booted out of Narnia (it wasn't the pantyhose or the lipstick) The series' roots in C.S. Lewis' Christianity are important, but there's more to Narnia than just the religious symbolism. Through the Wardrobe, edited by internationally bestselling British fantasy author Herbie Brennan, reveals new levels of richness and delight the other Narnia books overlook.

Final Victory

Final Victory

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

Final Victory is the thought-provoking story of young boys who are caught up in the propaganda machine of Hitler's Germany during World War II. Jurgen Wolf is convinced that Hitler is a hero, whose vision of Germany should be defended at all costs. He shows immense bravery and fearlessness, but as the war turns against German, and the Nazi empire begins to collapse, Jurgen is left questioning what to believe. Flashbacks are dramatic stories set during key moments in history. Strong characters and thrilling plots bring the past to life.

Faerie Wars

Faerie Wars

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2008

Henry thinks he is simply saving a butterfly from being eaten by Mr Fogarty's cat - but he is in fact saving the life of a misdirected exiled fairy prince. A prince who has to get back to his own land in order to thwart a threatened attack by the Faeries of the Night. But time is against Pyrgus Malvae and soon he is relying on Henry and Mr Fogarty not just to get him home but also to solve the puzzle that surrounds his exile. A wonderful, gripping, page-turning read full of the kind of detail that will ensure that this fabulous fantastic novel will have readers young and old holding their breath as the story unfolds.

The Wizard's Apprentice Your Secret Path to Making Magic

The Wizard's Apprentice Your Secret Path to Making Magic

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2007

An accessible, fun guide that tells you everything you need to know about Wizardry. It includes a heady mix of case-studies (often based on the author's personal experience), theory and step-by-step practical techniques. Herbie Brennan explains: * The Ancient Roots of Wizardry * Wizard Training and Work * Magic in the Everyday World * An Experiment in Levitation * Remembering Past Lives And much more. There are black and white illustrations throughout, as well as diagrams and a reference section.

Herbie Brennan's Forbidden Truths: Parallel Worlds

Herbie Brennan's Forbidden Truths: Parallel Worlds

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2007

The British diplomat, Sir Benjamin Bathurst, walked around the heads of his horses and simply disappeared. A convict named Diderici faded from existence while exercising in a prison yard. An entire Roman Legion marched into nowhere and was never seen again. Where did they go to? Einstein calculated that Black Holes in the depths of space could function as doorways to parallel realities. But if such realities exist, they're not light years distant. They're as close as the tip of your nose. And it looks like they can suck you in. Herbie Brennan

Herbie Brennan's Forbidden Truths: Strange Powers of the Human Mind

Herbie Brennan's Forbidden Truths: Strange Powers of the Human Mind

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2006

The most powerful weapon on the planet is hidden right behind your eyes. Your mind is capable of things you've hardly dared to dream about. Controlling others. Travelling through time and space. Even altering the very fabric of reality. The evidence is in this book. Read it and ask yourself this question: What's stopping you?

The Codebreaker's Handbook

The Codebreaker's Handbook

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2006

A must-have book for secret agents in the making. Ever wondered how to make and crack codes and ciphers? Herbie Brennan's essential guide contains everything a serious cryptographer and code-buster needs, including: - Codebreaking methods, examples and tests - How to develop complex ciphers - Tools for encrypting messages, from invisible ink to computer pixels - A history of how codes and ciphers have developed, taking in the ancient Greeks, the Kama Sutra, the Enigma machine and computer ciphers And much, much more! Contains black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Herbie Brennan's Forbidden Truths: Atlantis

Herbie Brennan's Forbidden Truths: Atlantis

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2006

The first title in a mind-blowing new series that will force you to rethink everything you've ever been taught in science lessons at school. From the internationally bestselling author of Faerie Wars and the popular Handbook series. I never believed in Atlantis. It didn't fit anything I'd been taught about pre-history. Then I started looking at the facts. And discovered everything I'd been taught about prehistory was just plain wrong. If you suspect they're selling you a crock of bilge as well, it's time you read this book. It'll open your eyes about what really happened 11,000 years ago.

Death The Great Mystery of Life

Death The Great Mystery of Life

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2005

The Aliens Handbook

The Aliens Handbook

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2005

In this guide you'll learn: Who aliens are Where to find them How to spot them What to do if you're abducted. You'll also read everything you need to know about alien sightings and theories throughout history. Can YOU afford to be without this book? Herbie Brennan has cornered the children's non-fiction market with his practical approach. In this book, he presents a comprehensive guide to historical alien theories and documented abduction cases. He examines the science; how do aliens function physically? Where in the universe are they likely to come from? He also gives practical tips on constructing equipment at home for picking up alien signals. And, he exposes alien frauds - the methods people use to fake abduction experiences.

The Spy's Handbook

The Spy's Handbook

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2003

Whether you're just a bit nosy, or you want to launch a full-scale investigation of your neighbours, this indispensable handbook will teach you everything you need to know. There are practical sections on codes, ciphers, invisible ink and signalling, as well as guidance on drops and safe houses. This book teaches you how to spot when somebody is lying, and how to lie effectively yourself. There are sections on successful disguise and how to structure a spy ring, including psychological recruitment strategies, psychic surveillance, and spotting moles. And there's technical advice too about constructing bugging devices and setting traps. Herbie Brennan interlaces the facts with anecdotes about real-life spies, making this unique handbook an entertaining armchair read as well as an essential tool for any budding (or currently serving) MI6 operative.

Frankenstella and the Video Shop Monster

Frankenstella and the Video Shop Monster

Author: Herbie Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/2003

When Stella goes with her mother to collect a video she does so knowing that danger lurks in dark corners! But her mother doesn't believe her or at least not until she is eaten by the video shop monster. So off Stella goes, chasing after the monster, to get her mother back. Which she does, as well as finally despatching the monster far from the video shop. A wonderful modern cautionary tale reminding parents that sometimes their children know more than they think.

Nuff Said

Nuff Said

Author: Herbie Brennan, R Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/06/2002

Fairy Nuff has been rewarded with a knighthood for saving the kidnapped Queen. He has also become extremely rich through a wind fall inheritance - what is left for him to do now but celebrate his good fortune by hosting a massive party! So he invites the rich and famous, builds a theme park, gets the Chinese State Circus to make an appearance and prepares for the time of his life. But things do not turn out as Fairy Nuff had planned because he has two very uninvited guests with a very big grudge and a hoard of huge ants to contend with.