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Garry Kilworth - Author

About the Author

Twice shortlisted for the Carnegie prize, world-travelling Garry Kilworth has written a number of acclaimed and much-loved stories for children.

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Voyage of the Vigilance

Voyage of the Vigilance

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2012

Woodworld is a lodestone world, a planet with a magnetic field so strong that it can pluck spaceships out of the sky. Which is exactly what happened to Maxy, the youngest cadet in the space fleet. Stuck on Woodworld, with little hope of ever being rescued, Maxy must rely on his friends to have any chance of escape. When one of them is taken captive by Maxy's one-time companion, Baker, he has no choice but to set off in pursuit across the Electric Ocean.

Night of Kadar

Night of Kadar

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

After roving through space for centuries, a starship unburdens its cargo of human embryos on a harsh new world. They quickly grow to maturity in the ship's artificial womb. A lifetime of Earth memories is programmed into their dreams.But before their indoctrination is complete, an alien intruder infiltrates and destroys the system, and the reason for the odyssey is never learned.Now, on a verdant island surrounded by quicksand, Othman, wanderer, dreamer, and self-proclaimed leader of the Earthling band, builds a mighty bridge to span the ocean of molten mud that keeps them from the world beyond.He has yet to face the deadly toll his quest will take on the delicate ecology of the planet - or the revolt of his beautiful, strong-willed wife, Silandi. And he has yet to discover the hidden knowledge locked deep within their hearts.

Split Second

Split Second

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

When a young boy, Richard, goes too close to a Wiederhaus Repeater ("e;greatest archaeological break-through ever. Expose any prehistoric remains to it and it creates, briefly, complete hologrammatic images of the people who were in contact with them and the scenes in which they existed."e;), he finds himself sharing a body with Esk, a boy from the Palaeolithic era.

Theatre of Timesmiths

Theatre of Timesmiths

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Trapped behind walls of towering ice, First City was a prison from which no one ever escaped. The Trysts ruled with an iron fist: violent death was a common sight on the streets.Morag MacKenzie was a mind-prostitute who gave erotic thought stimulation, without giving her body. Those who yearned for other escapes visited the Timesmiths, within those hands time could be moulded like clay as they spun dream-visions. But morag has her own dreams, of a world outside the ice walls, a world of space and freedom, and she is determined to find it.

Abandonati

Abandonati

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Quasi-SF post-apocalyptic novel of Britain after the rich have abandoned the world to the poor. This humorous fable charts the odyssey of down-and-out Guppy and his companions - the "e;abandonati"e; - who are looking for the rich people and their affluent lifestyles. It is a forceful reminder of the need for a greater humanity and sense of social responsibility towards the poor. Garry Kilworth is also author of "e;Cloudrock"e;, "e;The Songbirds of Pain"e; and "e;Hunter's Moon"e;.

Midsummer's Nightmare

Midsummer's Nightmare

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Sherwood Forest, home of Oberon, Titania, Puck, Cobweb, Peaseblossom and the rest of the mob, has been whittled away by urban development. It's time to move on, the fairies decide. Sid, their captive, a kindly if gruff young car mechanic, teaches Titania to drive, and on Midsummer's Eve the party sets off in a battered and smelly old bus. They're bound for the New Forest, where they hope to be able to regenerate their magic. The fairies' journey is full of excitement. At a village fair, they show the morris dancers how to cut previously undreamt-of capers. Titania falls in love with a human baby and steals her from her pram, starting a nationwide search for the missing infant. The fairies then link up with a group of New Age travellers on their way to Stonehenge, who befriend them almost without question.Finally, a fight to the death between Titania and the terrifying and sadistic Morgan-le-Fey must take place before everyone can settle down into some form of harmony and peace.

Shadow Hawk

Shadow Hawk

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Somewhere, deep in the mighty rainforest, is the Kingdom of the Sun Bear. And there, legend has it, are the seven ancient heads of the Punan - and the secret of untold riches.To find and possess the heads, a man must brave not only the terrifying creatures of the forest, but must also risk the displeasure of the gods and spirits that inhabit it.Yet, two groups set off in a ferocious rivalry in pursuit of the legend. They disturb the equilibrium of the forest and risk awful consequences. For, it seems, only one creature can benefit from such a quest - Shadow-hawk, the eater of men's souls.

Roof of Voyaging

Roof of Voyaging

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

When Kupe, one of the great Polynesian voyagers, chases a huge octopus across the ocean, he discovers the strange and mysterious Land of Mists and rescues a man and a woman from the wild sea. He carries them back to the island of Raiatea where the pale strangers witness the momentous events that follow the death of the king and the struggle for succession. But the gods are watching also, and when Prince Tangiia and his followers secretly flee the island in search of a new home, their intervention becomes inevitable. Delighting in the rich and colourful detail and myth of Polynesian life, The Roof of Voyaging is the first part of a wonderful tale which will become a landmark in fantastic fiction.

In the Country of Tattooed Men

In the Country of Tattooed Men

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

In the Country of Tattooed Men the nights feel hollow and are full of sounds of the jungle: danger is everywhere. Tattoos hide all from the prying eyes of the world. On Murderer's Walk the cards are dealt for the ultimate game. There can be only one loser: pray you do not hold the ace of spades. And from York to London, Northampton to Southend the boys are surfing Spanish style.It's exciting and exhilarating and potentially fatal.Gary Kilworth has created a powerful and striking anthology of stories from the past, present and future.

Attica

Attica

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

A novel with echoes of timeless classics such as THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE BORROWERS and ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Garry Kilworth's ATTICA reveals a twilight world of forgotten wonders, and extraordinary adventures - all happening just above our heads. Join Jordy, Alex and Chloe as they cross the portal from our world to a strange and wonderful other place, accessible for just a moment in time through the trap-door of the attic in their family home. From hat-stand forests, to towering hills of old musical instruments, deserts of old books and a great water-tank lake, the vast continent they stumble upon is one of limitless surprises - and that's before they meet the inhabitants: strange clans of small and lumpen people who live in homes constructed from all manner of found things and drive vehicles powered by old sewing-machine parts. It is against this remarkable backdrop that the three children will embark on a spellbinding adventure to recover a prized possession, save a life, and - somehow - find a way back home.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2007

April 29th:Krantu is a good way off the coast of Sarawak, a Malaysian island. No one lives on Krantu anymore and it'll soon sink into the sea. May 2nd:This is just like when I went on digs. Dad is up to his eyeballs in work. June 4th: ...He put the edges of the scrolls near to each other. What happened next made me jump backwards, my heart pounding. July 5th: I'm not sure what happened. The bright beam of the torch was shining directly into a huge pair of eyes ...Whatever had been caught in my torch beam had crashed through the flimsy wall of the shed and stampeded into the rainforest beyond it. At first, Max's diary seems like any other entry on a teenager's blog but closer reading reveals an incredible adventure story. As the reader absorbs the strange events that unfold, Max and those around him are drawn deeper and deeper into danger. Surrounded by spies and pirates, Max makes a terrible discovery - a secret that could change the world for ever ...

Welkin Weasels (6): Heastward Ho!

Welkin Weasels (6): Heastward Ho!

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2003

Montegu Sylver, the famous weasel detective, is off to the East! Someone has stolen the priceless jade shoes of the Green Idol of the god Ommm, and the Great Pangolin of Far Kathay has asked Monty for his help. From the moment Monty and his friends set paw on a steamship bound for the land of Eggyok, they face a hazardous journey - trekking across the desert, along the Silk Road to the roof of the world, and sailing up the Yingtong River. And with Spindrick planning to put deadly weapons in every paw and claw, and the stoat Falshed hot on his tail, Monty must move fast. But things really get out of paw when Monty comes whisker to whisker with his old adversary, the evil lemming Sveltlana-

Soldier's Son

Soldier's Son

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2002

This is a fast-paced action story of a young boy's experience in the battlefields of the Crimea. The tale supports the Victorian Britain study of Key Stage 2 History.

Welkin Weasels (5): Vampire Voles

Welkin Weasels (5): Vampire Voles

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2002

The city of Muggidrear is crawling with vampires! Montagu Sylver, weasel detective, decides to go to the source of the problem - Slattland, across the sea. He is determined to stake the problem for once and for all! Followed by Welkin's police chief Falshed, now demoted to a plain-pelt detective, Monty and his companions run into all sorts of scrapes in this hilarious new adventure that follows on from the action in GASLIGHT GEEZERS but can be read totally separately as a stand-alone novel.

Welkin Weasels (3): Windjammer Run

Welkin Weasels (3): Windjammer Run

Author: Garry Kilworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1999

Sylver and his band of weasels take to the high seas in search of the humans who mysteriously deserted the land of Welkin many years ago. On their tail is the seasick Sheriff Falshed, commanded by the stoat rulers to stop Sylver at any cost. And if that's not bad enough, behind them is a ship crammed to the gunwales with bloodthirsty rats, convinced that Sylver is secretly hunting a pirate's treasure...

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