The Demon's Watch

The Demon's Watch : Tales of Fayt, Book 1

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'We're the Demon's Watch, son. Protectors of Port Fayt. Scourge of all sea scum. Don't tell me you've never heard of us?'

Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb lives in Fayt, a bustling trading port where elves, trolls, fairies and humans live side by side. Fed up of working at the Legless Mermaid tavern, Grubb dreams of escape - until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld. There he meets the Demon's Watch and learns of their mission to save the port from a mysterious and deadly threat. Can Grubb and his new allies uncover the dark plot in time, or will they end up as fish food in Harry's Shark Pit?
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 297g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps (black and white)
  • 0552572047
  • 9780552572040
  • 1,006,917

About Conrad Mason

Conrad Mason was born in 1984. He studied Classics at Cambridge University, and now works in London as an Editor of children's fiction.
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"Amid the swashbuckling and shoot-outs, the ethos and humour recall the straighter-faced Discworld books" * SFX * "Mason's writing is lively and engaging, and his message of tolerance is a potent one" -- Philip Womack * Literary Review * "A hugely entertaining and comic fantasy story that will have young readers enchanted. Conrad Mason has filled his story with characters to rival those in any of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels" * Book Zone For Boys * "Sparkling and energetic, it's full of wit and comic timing, with piratical idioms galore . . . I think this rip-roaring fantasy adventure is going to win a loyal - and thoroughly deserved - following" * The Bookbag * "Brilliantly drawn, with wonderfully descriptive passages, and excitement and tension aplenty, this story cleverly intermingles the worlds of humans and mythical beings, so that its hardly seems like a fantasy novel at times" -- Steve Pird * The School Librarian *
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"Mason's writing is lively and engaging, and his message of tolerance is a potent one"
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94 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (35)
3 30% (28)
2 3% (3)
1 1% (1)
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