‘Sam and the Sea Witch’ is a dark, mysterious, and psychologically gripping tale about a boy who lives in a Cornish seaside town. It contains a background of myth and legend, within the Cornish setting, which makes Sam’s story highly atmospheric.
Fourteen year old Sam Camponara is used to getting into trouble; in fact he enjoys the buzz.
So when his best friend, Johnny, tells him an old tale about The Sea Witch, Sam sees an opportunity for adventure.
But sailing the stolen boat off the Cornish coast in the middle of the night goes terribly wrong and the sea witch turns out to be horribly real.
Keeping Johnny as hostage, the sea witch tells Sam he has until the next new moon to find and deliver her missing pendant, lost fifty years earlier.
But will he be able to find the pendant in time, will anyone believe Sam’s wild story, and does he even believe it himself?
The second book in the sea witch series is full of magic, murder, and mystery, within the Cornish setting.
Whilst spending the night camping in the garden, Sam and Johnny hear strange howling noises. The next day Jenny says it’s the Beast of Bodmin Moor. Sam tells her he wants to catch it and this is going to be the best mission ever.
But what does the Beast of Bodmin Moor look like, and how do you catch it, when it has eluded, so many, for so long?
Jenny tells Sam it’s a big cat, released onto the moors when Government officials went around taking them from their owners, early in the nineteen seventies. She shows Sam a newspaper article about the event. Now he’s desperate to find it.
They set off for Bodmin and soon come across an eerie, campsite, near Saint Cleer (known locally as Hell up by Liskeard). Sam thinks this is the perfect place to hunt for the Beast of Bodmin Moor.
That night a Black Panther circles the camp. Sam thinks he’s found the beast and chases after it into the Forbidden Woods.
But he discovers there is more than one creature running around these parts. Sam and his friends have stumbled upon a terrifying secret, hidden away for hundreds of years, and the sea witch has no small part to play in it.
He finds a book hidden beneath an old man’s bed and contained within its leaves are the names of every living Berserker, Lichen Throat and Imp. Later the old man tells him, “When the book is full, it will be the end of us all and Cornwall will be destroyed along with everyone who lives here.”
Sam hasn’t much time, but will he be able to stop the witch, save Cornwall, and capture the Beast of Bodmin Moor?
Sam to the Ends of the Earth is a dark, fantasy, adventure set in Cornwall.
Sixteen years old, Jenny, is struggling with the loss of her friend, Sam. On the day he was kidnapped, by the most horrible sea witch ever imaginable, she vowed to find him.
But will Jenny ever be able to save, Sam, the boy she loves, when the sea witch has taken him to the bottomless pit in the bay?
‘I will travel to the ends of the Earth, if needs be, where ever she takes you, I will follow.’
It’s a promise that weighs heavily on her heart.
Johnny, Sam’s best friend is doing everything he can to help, but he finds himself falling in love with Jenny and she begins to have feelings for him. An emotional triangle ensues, but who will she choose and will any of it really matter when the sea witch is about to destroy Cornwall.
The story recounts real places, and historical facts, based around the old tin and copper mines. St. Cleer was known as Hell up by Liskeard. It was a town that grew dramatically with the rise of the mining industry, and fell just as quickly after the mines closed. What was left attracted the worst kind of evil. It remained below the surface, unknown to the rest of the world, until now.
There isn’t much time. Jenny needs to find Sam and save Cornwall, but how can she do that when there is no way of getting down to the bottomless pit in the bay?
It Shouldn’t Happen To A Microlight Pilot is a work of fiction in the interpersonal drama, aviation, and slice of life sub-genres.
Written for adult audiences, the work does contain moderate scenes of violence and sexual references, as well as adult content and the use of explicit language in parts.
Written specifically for those with a passion for aviation, we find ourselves following the exploits of one Steve Vard as he learns the trade of pilots, as well as the effect that this journey has on his personal life, the people he meets, and his perspective on the world after flying over it anew.
Author M. P. Ward puts clear passion for flight and ultralight aircraft into every page of this enigmatic and charming novel. Though it is certainly for a niche market with its intensive detail on flying and becoming a pilot, those who are curious about this pursuit and those who already enjoy it will get a lot of inspiration from the light-hearted and enjoyable narration.
The protagonist Steve glides through life with its usual ups and downs, presenting a likable everyman that many readers can relate to and enjoy the world through his experiences. It is clear that many of Steve’s experiences come from the author’s own life by the warmth with which they are penned, and this makes It Shouldn’t Happen To A Microlight Pilot an uplifting and enjoyable drama for those who enjoy its sporting themes.