Carolyn was recently commissioned by The Spectator Magazine to illustrate a Christmas short story by Susan Hill in the current issue on the newsstands in the UK, Canada, the USA, the Euro Zone and beyond.
Click here to view the online version of the story titled, “The boy who dreams: A Christmas short story by Susan Hill”
When the largest dragon ever seen descends out of the night sky and sets the royal tournament aflame, Theo escapes to help. He saves a crippled steam knight, Sir Bentham, from the blaze, assisted by Bentham’s pugnacious squire, Riley.
Together, they decide to hunt the monstrous dragon down — before it can kill again.
But nothing is as it seems, and Theo soon finds himself caught up in an adventure that will turn his entire world upside down…
James Turner’s new young readers’ novel ‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron’ is now available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon.
‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron,’ is a fast-paced fantasy adventure that brings together steampunk and medieval myths, pitting noble knights in steam powered battle machines against dragons. The feudal Kingdom of Adyron is mired in injustice, and even the heroes have something to hide.
The novel is available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon. Watch the trailer below:
Young Theo Paxstone aspires to a better life. A mechanic at a steam mech repair shop, he slaves away under the sharp eye of the ruthless Master Grimes, along with dozens of other orphan boys. The biggest and meanest of them, Grant, has in it for Theo and his best friend, Ollie, the shop’s parts-spotter cockatoo. The chatty bird helps keep Theo going, as every day is a struggle for survival.
Here is a link to special Christmas 2017 issue of The Spectator Magazine. Carolyn has illustrated the Christmas Ghost Story by Andrew Michael Hurley. You can see the story and Carolyn’s illustration here.