*THE GHOST OF CROW CAVERN*
Paperback: 9781788233798 RRP: £8.99
The Ghost of Crow Cavern, written by John Wedlake & Norman Mounter, is a story loosely based on fact. The numbers of red squirrels in England having been severely affected by the larger grey species that came from the continent of North America and of course parallels from history can be made with the spread of ‘civilisation’ and the impact they have had on local inhabitants.
A wave of delight and anticipation sweeps through a small community of red squirrels as they behold a vast fleet of boats carrying their distant cousins towards them. They will no doubt bring incredible wealth, wisdom, and joy to the humble squirrels of Nutshaven.
However, the dream soon becomes a nightmare. Their distant cousins soon turn out to be enormous and brutish bullies of an ever-expanding Grey Empire. Shadowtail – the brilliant but intensely evil Grey leader – announces that their lives are about to radically change:
“Your colony is now ours, and we shall endeavour to use you and your resources to enrichen the imperial spoils of conquest and world domination.”
With their entire way of life now under threat, will the wisdom of old Normsk, the wits of young Cheswick and the might of Brutenuts the Brave be enough to counter such a dark and dominant force?
Both authors grew up in the same street and have been friends since they were five years old.
Norman Mounter is originally from Herne Bay in Kent. After attending the Geoffrey Chaucer School in Canterbury, he went on to study Medicine at the Victoria University of Manchester, qualifying as a doctor in 1996. He moved to the Isle of Wight with his family in 2011 to take up the post of Consultant Pathologist at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
John was born in South London and his family relocated to Herne Bay in Kent during his formative years. He has worked in many different areas of employment, but now teaches English in Helsinki where he lives with his Finnish wife and their two children.
The Ghost of Crow Cavern is published by Austin Macauley, please visit www.austinmacauley.com for more information.