"If Coraline teamed up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you would get Olivia Stone."
A mesmerising, twisted tale of female strength that will keep you guessing right to the last page.
Olivia Stone is a shining example of what grace, grit and fearlessness can achieve against frightening odds.
Prepare yourself for a journey of dark tangles and foreboding carnival folk that leaves you begging for the next chapter in Olivia and Yip's adventure.
"I don't like spiders...they give me the shivers." Olivia shudders to prove her point.
This book is a children's junior fantasy novel full of magic, menace, humour and some very unlikely heroes. It is a story about friendship and finding your courage.
An Unprotected City
The Grotesques are statue-trapped and have been taken down from the roof of St. Giles Old Priory School.
With the Guardians gone, there is no one left to protect Haven from the monsters.
Nominated for BEST YA in 2022 Aurealis Award.
Finalist in the UK Wishing Shelf Book Award
Nominated in 2022 Forevability Awards
Can a broken young girl help a guilt-ridden grotesque to stop the monsters?
New and Terrifying
This book ascends to a whole new terrifying level.
Together with Yip, the tiny grotesque and Glori, the wingless grave sprite, Olivia has outsmarted a hoard of malevolent trixies, and crushed an infestation of magical spiders.
Now, the three unlikely guardians are about to face the most dangerous monster of them all.
They will not be able to win this fight alone.
Dreamweavers feed on the dread and despair of their victims. To help Yip stop their nightmarish infestation of the city, Olivia has to prowl dark streets, brave the boy's toilet and break into the old Haven Asylum.
She must face her greatest fear, the mother of all spiders, if she has any hope of saving her friend, Emmett.
Olivia is twelve years old, scarred and slowly turning to stone. To survive, she needs to discover the power hidden within her.
Yip is no larger than a house-cat, the smallest living grotesque ever created and the cause of Olivia's crippling injuries.
Together, they are the the last guardians, the city's only defense.