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Thor Is Locked In My Garage
Floris Books, September 2014

This sequel to 'The Day The World Went Loki' is another hilarious adventure featuring Greg and Lewis and introduces their friend the fabulous Susie Spinetti, Thor and Hollywood superstar Garth Makepeace.

The Day the World Went Loki
Kelpies, August 2013

Lewis and Greg have accidentally turned their mum into a troll, and the town of St Andrews into a fantasy world. Can they change it back before Loki, Norse god of mischief, takes over forever?

Read Bob's introduction to the world of Loki

 

Young Legends

Will Shakespeare and the Pirate's Fire
Harper Collins, July 2006

Young Will Shakespeare is forced to flee his home town of Stratford with a company of travelling players. When they arrive at the house of the mysterious Dr. Dee, he becomes embroiled in an adventure involving spies, pirates and a dreadful secret that could bring his country to its knees.

Read Bob's notes from behind the scenes

 

 

 

Leonardo and the Death Machine
Harper Collins, May 2005

Young Leonardo da Vinci will become the worldŐs greatest inventor, if his curiosity doesnŐt kill him first. When he stumbles upon the plans for a mysterious and deadly machine, Leonardo finds himself framed for murder. Soon he is running for his life with the fugitive slave girl Fresina, pursued by a ruthless assassin.


Scottish Quartet

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THE ROGUES
Philomel Books, 2007

Driven from his home by the wicked laird, Roddy Macallan discovers a lost reassure that could save his family from a lifetime of misery. When the laird takes even this from him, Roddy must join forces with Alan Dunbar, a notorious rogue, to steal back his property. But is the rogue an ally or merely a cunning enemy? .

Find out more about The Rogues

 

PRINCE ACROSS THE WATER
Philomel Books, 2004

With the arrival of Bonnie Prince Charlie, all of Scotland is caught up in a fervour of rebellion. But when young Duncan marches off to join the Prince's army, he learns that war carries a terrible cost and even peace has its price.

GIRL IN A CAGE
Philomel Books, 2002

Marjorie, daughter of the Scottish hero Robert Bruce, is captured by her fatherŐs deadliest foe, King Edward I of England. When the wicked king locks her in a cage and puts her on display, Marjorie must find the courage of a true princess if she and her country are to survive.

QUEEN’S OWN FOOL
Philomel Books, 2000

Orphaned entertainer Nicola is taken on as a jester by the beautiful Mary Queen of Scots. Following her mistress from France to Scotland, Nicola becomes caught up in the deadly intrigues of the Scottish court and needs all her wits to keep herself and the queen alive.

 

 

Young Heroes

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JASON AND THE GORGON'S BLOOD
Harper Collins, 2003

Young Jason and a band of other would-be heroes are sent on a mission to recover the deadly GorgonŐs Blood, which has been stolen by evil centaurs. However, one of his companions, Prince Acastus, learns that Jason is the true heir to his own throne and vows that only one of them will return from the adventure alive.

ATALANTA AND THE ARCADIAN BEAST
Harper Collins, 2003

Raised in the wild, fleet-footed Atalanta has become a mighty huntress, but when she sets out to kill the monstrous Arcadian Beast, she learns that the hunter can all too easily become the hunted.

HIPPOLYTA AND THE CURSE OF THE AMAZONS
Harper Collins, 2001

Hippolyta, princess of the Amazons , must flee her homeland with her infant brother to keep him from being sacrificed. In doing so, however, she brings down a curse on her people which can only be lifted by finding the lost city of Arimaspa, where she will discover the secret origin of the Amazon race.

ODYSSEUS IN THE SERPENT MAZE
Harper Collins, 2000

Everyone says the age of heroes is over, but Odysseus disagrees. With his friend Mentor, he embarks on an adventure involving pirates, sirens , and the monster that lurks in the Serpent Maze, and learns that sometimes it takes more than just courage to be a hero.

Qdysseus (British Edition)

 

 

Other Works

OLD JIM CROAKER JUMPS OVER THE MOON
'Ribbiting Tales', edited by Nancy Springer
Philomel Books, 2000

 

STRAIGHT AND TRUE
'Sherwood', edited by Jane Yolen
Philomel Books, 1999

THE RAGMORE BEAST
'Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers II',
edited by Bruce Coville
Scholastic, 1997

 

REQUIEM ANTARCTICA
'Asimov's Science Fiction', May 2000

 

CARRION CROWS
'The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams',
edited by J. O'Barr and Ed Kramer
Del Ray, 1998

STUDIES IN STONE
'In The Shadow of the Gargoyle',
edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Thomas S. Roche
Ace Books, 1998

CRUSADE OF FIRE
'Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar',
edited by Katherine Kurtz
Warner Books, 2002

 

LAST KINGDOM
'Legends: Tales from the Eternal Archives',
edited by Margaret Weis
Daw Books, 1999

 

 

THE COMPANY OF THREE
'On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar',
edited by Katherine Kurtz
Warner Books, 1998

 

 

THE CITY OF BRASS
'Tales of the Knights Templar',
edited by Katherine Kurtz
Warner Books, 1995