Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre
"Charles loved books. He loved girls & music & books in that order."
He finds happiness for a while, working in a bookshop but it doesn't last. One day, he confides to his friend, the writer and philosopher that, "it would be rather nice to live inside a book."
Charles' friend promises to do what she can to help him. So begins his odyssey.
Encouraged by the advice of a medieval bard - who appears to him one day under the shadow of a large willow tree - Charles sets out to claim his true love: a flame-haired beauty who is kept enslaved by the all-powerful Ogre of Inishmean. Proving once and for all that "the pen is mightier than the sword any day", Charles rescues the maiden and in doing so, releases her dreams, which the Ogre had kept imprisoned within his dark heart, from which no blood could flow.
This is a book for everyone who believes in happy endings - or who simply like stories filled with fantasy, humour and characters we all can relate to. It will appeal to adults as much as to children and to anyone who remains young at heart.
Company Magazine described this book as "a modern day fairy tale, genuinely original."