Sahaar is the princess of a small kingdom in a world very different from our own. Her world is wheel-shaped and illuminated not by a sun, but by rollstars - great ovals of light that rotate around a central hub in the sky.
When they start going out, her life will never be the same. The kingdom is thrown into chaos and the queen, her grandmother, is deposed in a coup.
Forced to run for her life, with her pet fox as her only companion, she must embark on a dangerous quest beyond the boundaries of her strange world - and save the dying stars before the world descends into darkness forever.
Dumb Martians (to be published late 2023)
Mars is an ancient world. It was once home to an advanced civilisation: mighty, proud and cruel. But that was long ago; all that remains now are ruins. At least, that’s what the settlers from Earth believe.
Lellie travels the Martian canals with her father, an archaeologist, exploring the remains of the cities and tombs. Their mission brings them into conflict with pirates who scour the desert in giant airships, plundering the ruins for gold, silver and precious artifacts. The greatest prize of all is the City of the Dead, the fabled resting place of the high kings and queens of ancient Mars. It promises riches beyond imagination; people will kill to find it.
When her father is abducted by pirates, Lellie sets out across the desolate landscape to rescue him. She teams up with a group of abandoned children who are, each in their own way, as lost as she is. And together they will follow a trail of clues that will lead them to the City of the Dead - and the not so dead Martians…