ADULT BOOKS

THE OVERSIGHT TRILOGY

THE OVERSIGHT - THE PARADOX -  THE REMNANT ( 2017 )


THE REMNANT (Oversight Book 3) was chosen by KIRKUS REVIEWS as one of the dozen Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2017

‘The Oversight is – and let’s be clear here – something very special . . . It’s oh so moreish a morsel. I’d read a prequel this evening, a sequel as soon as.’ – Niall Alexander, Tor.com

‘A remarkable combination of British folklore, brisk pacing and wide-ranging imagination.’ – Kirkus Reviews on The Oversight

‘Told in a kind of compelling and hypnotic poesie that I just lapped up . . . I’ll certainly be reading the next one.’ – Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net

‘A highly entertaining fantasy that promises a trilogy worth sinking your teeth into.’ – SciFiNow

"A teeming world of dark deeds and dark magics, brilliantly realized. This feels like the start of something amazing."—Mike Carey -  author, "The Girl with all the Gifts"

"Fletcher's Victorian London is juicily vivid, and laced with macabre wit. There's a real sense of grim danger, both natural and unnatural, hungrily awaiting the slightest mis-step."—Frances Hardinge -  author "Fly by night", "Cuckoo Song".

"I couldn't stop reading... It really is a richly atmospheric and intensely readable slice of Victoriana: gothic as all get out, with a splendidly eerie sense of the way the unearthly lies cheek-by-jowl with the mundane. Cheerable goodies, grotesque baddies: the whole book is adventurous and flavorsome and gripping. I really enjoyed it."—Adam Roberts

"Utterly enthralling: Charles Dickens meets Susanna Clarke."—Lou Morgan

"It's full of clever blendings of real history and imaginary embellishments.... compelling and hypnotic."—Boing Boing


"[The] characters inhabit a complex, beautifully plotted adventure that begins a fantasy series. Go on and relish The Oversight without further prompting - then we can all wait eagerly for more!"—Locus 

‘Richly atmospheric (the evil lurks in the background of every paragraph), the book should be a big hit with supernatural-fantasy readers . . . the second book can’t come soon enough.’ – Booklist (starred review) 


Only five still guard the borders between the worlds. 
Only five hold back what waits on the other side. 


Once the Oversight, the secret society that polices the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their number can be tallied on a single hand. 

When a drunkard brings a screaming girl to the Oversight's London headquarters, it seems their hopes for a new recruit will be fulfilled - but the girl is a trap, her appearance a puzzle the five remaining guardians must solve or lose each other, and their society, for good. 

As the borders between the natural and the supernatural begin to break down, brutal murders erupt across the city, the Oversight are torn viciously apart, and their enemies close in for the final blow. 

This dark Dickensian fantasy spins a tale of witch-hunters, magicians, mirror-walkers and the unlikeliest of heroes drawn from the depths of British folklore. Meet the Oversight, and remember: when they fall, so do we all.


CHILDREN'S/YA BOOKS

THE STONEHEART TRILOGY

STONEHEART - IRONHAND - SILVERTONGUE

(2006 - 2007 - 2010)

A fantastical, fast-paced adventure. Publishing News 

Thrilling stuff. The Scotsman 

An admirable debut......A highly original page-turner. The Sunday Times 

A supernatural thriller with an intriguing premise. The Mail on Sunday

 

The Stoneheart trilogy is an urban fantasy which takes place in a contemporary London and tracks the adventures of George Chapman and Edie Laemmel, two initially mutually hostile children who are trapped in a layer of the city that no adult can see, a layer where statues move and talk and are divided into two factions always on the brink of war with each other. George accidentally upsets the fragile balance between the factions and has to find out both what he did and how, in order to stop the disastrous chain of events he's triggered. If he doesn't both he and the city are doomed.

 

THE DRAGONSHIELD TRILOGY

DRAGON SHIELD   - THE LONDON PRIDE - CITY OF BEASTS

 

Something dark has woken in the British Museum, and has stopped time, leaving the normal inhabitants of the city still as statues, while the only moving figures are Will and Jo Carter, a brother and sister  visiting The Children's Hospital when everything freezes, and the statues of London themselves. 

The Dragonshield trilogy is a new set of adventures set in the Stoneheart layer of contemporary London, where statues again come to life and dragons and new heroes battle for the survival of the city.


FAR ROCKAWAY

(2011)

 

Cat Manno and her grandfather Victor are victims of a traffic accident deep in the gridded canyons of Manhattan. In the Midtown ER doctors fight to save Victor's life while  - on the outside at least - Cat remains in a coma.  But inside she wakes up in a world made from all the books her grandfather read to her as a child.

Cat realises that to save her grandfather in the real world, she needs to rescue him in this story-world, and  - helped by heroes from swashbuckling classic fiction, and hindered by some of the most dangerous villains from the same pages - so begins an incredible journey to rescue Victor him from the mythic castle at the edge of the world, the fortress of Far Rockaway...