Forced to flee her home in the gloomy, rain-drenched landscape of London by a bloodthirsty and terrifying new foe, Charlie Keeper escapes to the vibrant, parallel land of Bellania with nothing more than her common sense and razor-sharp wits to keep her safe. Bellania, a land of myth, magic and marauding giants with bad attitude and poor anger management.
With the fate of a world resting squarely upon her shoulders Charlie must learn about her destiny in order to defeat Bane, the Stoman Lord.
And even with all the unspeakable betrayals, vicious enemies and terrible odds that are stacked against her, Charlie could probably succeed…if only she could learn to keep her big mouth shut and her opinions to herself.
‘…one of my favourite fantasy novels as it is fast-paced and has included my favourite mythical creature, the mighty and daring dragons…’ the Guardian by Kids for Kids
‘…with its endlessly unfolding, elaborate fantasy world, a plot brimming with cliff-hangers and vivid characters this is an imaginative roller-coaster fantasy…’Booktrust
‘…If ANYONE can make reading exciting for youngsters, it’s writer Marcus Alexander…’ the Star
‘…I have to say i was really impressed…its this sort of writing that will engage kids of many ages and make them truly want to read…’ 5 Stars Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
‘…A full-on adventure which has all the elements to make this book a firm children’s favourite. Marcus Alexander has written the perfect adventure for children and adults who like a brave and feisty heroine…’ Waterstones
The Dark Army
The pressure continues to mount as Charlie, in her pursuit to unlock the pendant’s secrets, is forced to join forces with dark and untrustworthy allies. But even as she struggles to move forward and overcome the obstacles in her path the fate of Bellania hangs in the balance as Bane’s unstoppable armies tear the free cities apart.
Things don’t look good for Charlie or her friends and with time ticking she better get a grip on her magical abilities or risk getting squished by the tide of new enemies and foes that rise from the shadows intent on ripping the pendant from her neck.
‘…a great read that has perhaps passed a little under the radar and should definitely be picked up by those interesting in fantasy in their teen years. Crow’s Revenge ends on a cliffhanger and there is clearly much more to come which I am rather excited for. I can’t wait to get started on the second book to see what new adventures lay in store for Charlie!’ 5 Stars Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
‘…Filled with characters made of trees and stones and shadows, many of whom can’t wait to kill Charlie in their own special way, Bellania is a full and exciting world, just right for children aged 10-plus. The character of Mr Crow in particular is a masterstroke, and the artwork lifts this story even further…’Armadillo Magazine
‘Marcus Alexander has only gone and done it again. Book 2 in the Keeper of the Realm series really doesn’t disappoint, chocca with endless imagination.The story is so vivid, a reflection on how good Marcus’s writing is. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end, it never faltered.’ Goodreads
Blood & Fire
Charlie Keeper went to sleep thinking the battle was over. She should have known better. The mighty dragons, known as the Winged Ones, are trapped outside Bellania. Guarded by the barbaric Stomen they cannot return – leaving the ruthless Lord Bane free to rampage across the mystical realm. Only a lost pendant can free them and only Charlie Keeper can find it. But time is running out and Bane’s army of monstrous creations grows more deadly by the day . . .
The odds are stacked against Bellania’s youngest keeper. Could the next battle be her last?
‘…For many young people Marcus overturns all expectations of writer; he’s into extreme sports, travels the world and knows martial arts – he’s cool…’ the Hay Festival
‘…Keeper Of The Realms is, in many ways, a classic children’s fantasy. Shades of other well-loved books and series, from the Narnia books through Roald Dahl to Harry Potter, abound…’ SFX Magazine
‘…This book literally hooks you in and I mean literally. Once you have started you just can’t stop…’ Goodreads
‘…you simply must go out and buy Keeper of the Realms…’ FantasyBookReview
‘…a hugely enjoyable fantasy story for kids…’ BookZone4Boys