Terry should never have been in the middle of Crow Wood that night - then the Torus couldn't have sucked him into the strange new world. But he was, and it did. So now he has a problem. To have any chance of getting home again, he needs to find the seven stones - but the Baron's secret police are closing in fast. Unless his new friends Gwen, Meeshka and Polka can help him solve the riddles and find the mysterious Watcher, Terry will never see his home again...". Watch out for the next two books in this mega-exciting adventure! Book Two - The Pale Death Moon. Book Three - The Guardian of the Past.
C. P. Goy (Chris Paul, for those interested) is the author of many short stories, magazine articles, a comedy musical (Crazy Capers, Dodgy Deals), and most recently, his Terry, the Torus and the Tumblestones series for children (and, it turns out, adults too.)
"I write when I have a story to tell," says Chris. "I never expected the adult fan base to be almost as big as the children's for this series. One day, I had this idea - what if you told a story, and nobody knew until the very end that... . From that moment on, the Tumblestones story just had to be told. It grew into three books with a big surprise at the end, so remember, there's something nobody knows yet...!"
The second book in the series, The Pale Death Moon, was published on 1st September 2010. One of the 'first reader' reviews declared: "This fabulous book has one of the most exciting endings I've ever read!" In March 2012 it was awarded the Flamingnet "Top Rated Award" by student reviewers.
The final book in the series, The Guardian of the Past, was released early on 1st August 2011, to the delight of many readers. Readers are respectfully requested to keep the big surprise at the end secret so other people can enjoy the ending. The proof reader of the final book declared:
"Rarely does the conclusion of a story both astonish and deeply satisfy. All the mysteries of the first two books are revealed, and the poignancy of the ending will leave both adults and children richly rewarded."
Chris lives in County Durham with his wife Elaine.