"You will soon learn that many things exist in this life to which you have so
far remained completely oblivious. You must embrace them, for it is a journey of
wonder upon which you are embarking, one not without its perils, but miraculous nonetheless."
An Aldhelm is a protector of something very old and very powerful. Cal's dad says he himself, is the chosen Aldhelm, but Cal refuses to believe it's true...
Podwitch chronicles the tale of Cal Wainwright and his best friend Janey Wickthorpe as they fight to survive a wild yet wonderful adventure throughout the streets of London. When the ravens are killed at the Tower of London, Cal's life on Podwitch, a mysterious narrow boat, is turned upside down...
A menacing stranger arrives with a cryptic message, which hurls Cal and Janey into a series of events far beyond their imagination that will have readers gasping for breath. Escaping the clutches of a minotaur in the Labyrinth, crossing through London's 'Blue Plaques' to reach a place beyond the realms of time, and bartering with river pirates to spare their lives...This is just another day in the life of an Aldhelm - but can Cal and Janey stay one step ahead?
This tale of astonishing miracles and heroic adventures will be enjoyed by young readers from the age of 12 and will also appeal to fans of fantasy fiction of any age.CPSIA choking hazard - No choking hazard warning necessary|EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning
Nick Poulton spent years dreaming about writing a book before finally doing it. He has published a number of short stories but Podwitch is his debut novel and forms the first part of the `Guardian Trilogy'. He cites his main influences as Alan Garner, Susan Cooper, Philip Pullman and Neil Gaiman, who he believes have all reached the pinnacle of writing about overlapping worlds. Nick lives with his wife and son in Oxfordshire.