The company forging a golden age of steam for the Empire is the Fanshaw & Fotherington Electro-Mechanical works. Destroy it and the British Empire will follow.
But before Olivia can put her deadly plan into motion she must first locate the almost mythical creative heart of the Double-F company – the Squirrel Works – run by the reclusive Tiberius Fanshaw.
The seed of its destruction is a secret hidden for many years concerning Nathaniel, the son of a widowed London steam-cabbie. Now he is caught in Olivia’s deadly web his life is in dire peril.
But what hope has Nathaniel when, in order to save her own life, Olivia must destroy two empires?
He is well into his investigations when a second ship is destroyed. Are they related? Is someone trying to throw New York and the entire country into chaos? The clues all seem to point to a huge plot by a diabolical mastermind. But who is behind it all and what is he trying to accomplish?
Jack has only hours to discover the secret and thwart the villains behind the destruction. But will he be in time?
As the dark clouds of another war loom, Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle travel from grimy streets of London to neon-bright metropolis of Tokyo.
They're on a mission for the British government: to locate the Kusanagi sword, an ancient relic believed to have magical powers. If they can find the sword, the Emperor of Japan promises to keep the peace between his nation and the allies.
But in Tokyo, they soon discover that the Nazis are after the sword, too. And they will stop at nothing for world domination—putting the team's lives in terrible danger.
Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter, and he lives in Melbourne. The complete Jack Mason Adventures—The Firebird Mystery (a Notable Book in the 2015 CBCA awards), The Secret Abyss, The Broken Sun, The Monster Within and, finally, The Lost Sword—are available now.
Praise for Pitt and the Jack Mason Adventures
'A headlong thrill ride.’ Kirkus Reviews
'The fast pace and twists in the plot will keep [readers] hanging on the edge of their seat...The Lost Sword is an enjoyable read.' New Zealand Book Council
'Charming, witty...this series no doubt will be a huge hit for early teens, the writing is intelligent and Darrell Pitt has created characters that challenge and provoke readers to invest in the storyline.' Diva Booknerd on The Firebird Mystery.
'A fun story, easy to read and full of action. The action, by the way, is excellently written...Bonus points for being the first kids' book of its kind I've come across that gives mention to the suffragettes!' Books+Publishing on The Firebird Mystery.
'Darrell Pitt's second novel is another exciting, fast-paced adventure filled with heroes and villains, steam-driven transport, inventors and inventions, near drownings, rescues and cataclysmic events.' ReadPlus on The Secret Abyss.
'This third instalment of the Jack Mason Adventures is jam-packed with everything I've come to love about the series. There's a fantastic mix of mystery, eccentricity, and lint covered pocket cheese...my favourite book of the series so far.' Fictional Thoughts on The Broken Sun.
'Non-stop action, non-stop adventure, non-stop fun!' Richard Harland.
‘Packed with action and narrow escapes, never dull or predictable.’ CBCA Reading Time
The gripping adventure continues in this international best-selling Steampunk meets Fairy tale series!
As the shepherd watched the aerial bombardment of his village, he had no idea it would lead him to tip the scales in the war between Marcus Pieman and the Lady in Red.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Hoods, along with the meager remains of the Tub, race to rescue Nikolas Klaus before it's too late. Who will betray them, and who will be murdered?
The Day the Sky Fell picks up where Beauties of the Beast left off, and brings an epic finale to the series. But is this truly the end of the Yellow Hoods? Find out!
Jacob, a tinker's apprentice and sometime thief, has lived his entire life in the mountain city of Ancora, protected by the city walls. These towering barriers keep the Deadlands creatures at bay, but the monsters move higher into the peaks every year. More and more, they breach the defenses of the Lowlands while the Highlands rest easy.
A swarm overruns the walls and wreaks utter devastation on the Lowlands. Charles, the old tinker, suspects the attack may not be natural. With help from Jacob's closest friend, Alice, and Samuel, one of the city's elite spider knights, Jacob and Charles will uncover a terrible darkness at the heart of their city.
The Plymouth Grey – the secret group that protects Plymouth against paranormal threats – know this more than most as throughout their history they’ve dealt with attacks originating from dimensions far different to our own.
A Grey operation on Halloween takes on a distinct turn for the weird for Misha and Cruz when they’re thrown into another reality and meet someone they never expected to see.
As it is this would be strange enough, only they discover something far worse is happening – dimensions are being destroyed. And ours could be the next in line.
But how can Misha and Cruz survive against vicious nightmare beasts roaming the countryside, let alone stop the dimension killer before it reaches our own?
A mysterious sword-wielding stranger on the run from the law.
A family secret that people are willing to kill for.
All Kali McAlister wants is to build an airship and escape the frozen Yukon where she was born. But the secret her alchemist father left her with, a magical energy source called flash gold, has put her in danger. Everyone from con artists to gangsters is hunting her down. She’s used to taking care of herself and is about as trusting as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, but when enemies threaten to overpower her, she may have no choice but to join forces with the mysterious man.
Set in the Yukon’s gold-rush era, The Flash Gold Boxed Set contains three adventures of action, magic, and romance: