In this work of fiction the reader is transported into a world of myth as the young protagonist, Thomas Farrell, seeks to understand who his mysterious father was, and why he left him a strange glass orb containing a serpent. As the story progresses, Thomas and his friends become increasingly caught up in a world they never knew existed — a world beyond the standing stones.
Word count: 74,000
Brief: "Narnia meets Hogwarts" (AmeliaAT "Apostrophistica", Amazon reviewer)
Audience: Confident readers ages 9+
What others are saying about The Serpent in the Glass...
"Characters, plot and pace - spot-on! Enjoyed the wonderful description. Definitely recommend this book for young and old!" - Ngaire Elder, author
"Andrews has written a delightful tale that is well-told." - Donald B. Anderson, author
"This would make a great movie...I will recommend this book to old and young alike." - Cathy H.
"The world building was fantastic." - Kathryn Hogan
"Finely drawn characters, wonderful atmosphere and a compelling plot." - Pop Bop
"This was a very good book. I loved the storyline." - Patricia Williams
"If you liked the Harry Potter stories, you will enjoy this tale." - Maggie
"This book was full of action and adventure. I loved it. I couldn't put it down." - Cameron Johns
"In short - I cried. I loved it. I'll be reading it again. With tissues." - Elle Lainey
"I was wonderfully surprised by how much I enjoyed this book." - Laura C.
"My daughter fell in love with the book. She ranked it up there with the Harry Potter Series and the Lightning Thief Series" - D. Reininger
"Neat, dynamic, interesting. For some reason, I kind of got a Stephen King kind of feel from the book, but I don't know why." - Vicki
"An excellent and well written book. I was captivated from start to finish." - Steven Ray Montgomery
"Sure to Become a Classic!" - Vuk
"Although written with youngsters in mind it was done in such away to appeal to all ages even me a mum of 5 aged 53" - C. Hughes
"whilst it is definitely aimed at a younger market, this 53 year old had no problems with this at all! Highly recommended!" - Mike White
"It was beautifully written, with an interesting use of British myths." - Ana Mesquitela
"The writing was fantastic and left me dying to know what would happen next. A very satisfying read!" - Steven Thompson
"this book just sucked me in." - Debbie R.
"One of my new favourites." Elaine White
"A combo of Harry Potter meets Eragon...good story!" - Aleah Flowers
"I was caught in it as soon as I started reading it." - Raissa Moniaruch
A video trailer can be accessed by viewing D.M. Andrews' Amazon author page. Cover design by Alex Hausch.