Abandoned by his mum and with his dad in prison, 16 year old Alvin is facing life on the streets. Taking refuge in a school hiking expedition across Dartmoor, Alvin sees it as a way of avoiding his problems, but he didn't account for Miss Tregarthur and her dreadful Promise.
Following catastrophic events, Alvin finds himself, together with his old friend Jenna, lost in an unknown time and place, leading a group of school children in a desperate fight for survival. Disease, death and disaster follow them as they try to decipher the Promise and search for the way back home. But Miss Tregarthur has not played her last game.
'Her face twisted in a hideous snarl as she howled: 'YOU - Alvin Carter - YOU - keep my promise''
The Tregarthur's Series, was inspired by the Ten Tors Challenge, an two day annual event organised by the Army, for 2,400 teenagers to visit ten tors across Dartmoor, UK. A modern day Lord of the Flies, the books follow a group of teenagers who find themselves cut off from the adult world in an unfamiliar environment. It deals with themes pertinent to the lives of young adults, such as bullying, leadership, grief, and friendship, whilst at the same time having a page turning story line full of adventure and mystery.
Tregathur's Promise is the first book in the series. Don't miss out on this and other books from the series to find out more about the mysterious Tregarthur family.
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About the Author:
This is Alex Mellanby's first novel, although not his first work of fiction since, as a doctor, he has had many research papers published. Unable to stick general practice, psychiatry or even being a physician, he took up a senior post in Public Health - which mostly involved drain sniffing. He was brought back to sanity with an MA in creative writing at the Anglia Ruskin University. Inspired whilst living in Devon, Mellanby is writing the Tregarthur's Series, following his characters through the worst of possible and impossible times.show more