The Stranger's Guide To Talliston
Introducing the fantasy adventure story set inside
Britain's Most Extraordinary Home
Abandoned and alone, thirteen-year-old Joe’s world is shattered when he enters a deserted council house and becomes trapped within a labyrinth protecting the last magical places on earth. Hunted by sinister foes, Joe is forced ever deeper into both the maze and the mystery of his missing parents. What lies at the labyrinth’s centre and will it reunite him with the family he so desperately needs?
Joseph Darkin lives his life hiding in plain sight in an old school bus in the middle of a wooded roundabout. That is until he is led by a mysterious raven to a derelict house that is the gateway to a dark and dangerous labyrinth of doors and rooms.
"In the labyrinth you do not lose yourself.
You find yourself..."
Enter the Labyrinth of Talliston
Step into an other world hiding in plain sight
In this immense no-man’s land, Joe discovers The Stranger's Guide, a book charting this labyrinthine world without time or place, written to protect the last magical places on earth. Learning to travel by the moon, the boy is hunted by sinister forces hell-bent on taking possession of the book, the house and everything in it.
Crossing such diverse landscapes as Twenties New York, Fifties New Orleans and Victorian Britain, Joe discovers that behind each of the mysterious house’s thirteen doors are friends as well as foes; a fellowship sworn to protect the sacred spaces – and who might hold the secret to the boy’s missing parents and his ultimate escape.
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