Release date: 10th November 2017
Ned Spinks, Chief Thief-Catcher has a problem. Someone is stealing the Emperor's roses.
But that's not the worst of it. In his infinite wisdom and grace, the Emperor magically imbued his red rose with love so if it was ever removed from the Imperial Rose Gardens then love will be lost, to everyone, forever. It's up to Ned and his band of motley catchers to apprehend the thief and save the day. But the thief isn't exactly who they seem to be, neither is the Emperor. Ned and his team will have to go on a quest defeating vampire mermaids, illusionists, estranged family members and an evil sorcerer in order to win the day. What could possibly go wrong?
Read the first chapter here.
"Little particles of inspiration sleet through the universe all the time traveling through the densest matter in the same way that a neutrino passes through a candyfloss haystack, and most of them miss." Sir Terry Pratchett
Only they didn't miss this time. The idea for The Rose Thief came out of who knows where and has grown exponentially since. NaNoWriMo 2016 was instrumental in getting the project finished and I am grateful to my wonderful team of beta readers for helping me get the book ready for general release.
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