When Janey tries to flee the infuriating Max, she finds herself whisked away from present-day Banff and into wide-open Rocky Mountain wilderness.
This visit to 1883 is the first of four time-travel adventures. With an unwitting Max, Janey lands in a First World War internment camp, a "Banff Indian Days" celebration and the inaugural Banff Winter Festival. As Janey deals with present-day chaos, including the appearance of an old crush, she tries to figure out what’s causing her mysterious disappearances.
What do the four visits have in common, and can Janey solve this mystery before the enemy she's made in the past captures her and Max for good?
What I don’t know: who it is.
In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out their identity, but I'll have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill them. Because I'm starting to realize no one is telling the truth. But how can I play chess with someone who already knows the outcome of my every move? Someone so filled with malice she’s lost all hope in humanity? Well, I'll just have to find a way?because now she’s drawn a target on the only boy I've ever loved...
Why do they want the diary? Could it have something to do with the terrifying painting of an orchid it contains? And what about the withered orchid that Emily took home to Mrs Trevelyan’s Academy for Young Ladies?
Before he knows it Julius is spinning through time and parallel realms in a race to rid London of the soulcatcher and a future too horrible to imagine.
Julius and the Soulcatcher is a fabulous time-travel adventure full of richly imagined characters and intricately crafted time twists, an exciting sequel to the much-loved Julius and the Watchmaker.
Tim Hehir is an author of short stories and plays. His short story ‘God Bless Us One and All’ was published by Structo magazine (UK) and his play Pride and Prejudice in 10 Minutes Flat has been performed in various countries and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has written two Watchmaker Novels: Julius and the Watchmaker and Julius and the Soulcatcher. Hehir is based in Melbourne.
‘A steampunk thriller uses Victorian science as a framework for cinematic monster goofiness in 1838 London...The book closes with drama enough for a sequel; action-happy readers will be hoping for it.’ Kirkus
‘The atmosphere of 19th century London is captured credibly in this strange tale, with colourful and captivating characterisations of heroes and villains alike...[a] chilling, labyrinthine sequel.’ Magpies