Thomas Wharton

I write books for adults and younger readers. My work has been published in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and many other countries. I’m currently working on a collection of fantastical tales.

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The Perilous Realm Online, Part Seventeen
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The Perilous Realm Online, Part Seventeen
Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER SEVENTEEN They set out from the cave at dawn the next morning, Pendrake taking the lead. He walked quickly and said very little. Will had the feeling his thoughts were as much on Rowen as they were on what lay ahead. Ever since he met the old man Will […]
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The Perilous Realm Online, Part Sixteen
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Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER SIXTEEN  Outside the keep it was morning and some sunlight had managed to pierce through the grey shroud over the city. When they reached the far side of the moat, Freya left them briefly, and returned with a donkey cart lined with straw, as well as a small para...
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The Perilous Realm Online, Part 15
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The Perilous Realm Online Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER FIFTEEN  Will could hear Hodge and Flitch grunting and cursing as they scrambled up the heap of stones. “Carrion … bladderbrain … bucket of tripe,” Flitch growled, and Will was not sure whether the words were intended for hi...
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The Perilous Realm Online, Part 14
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The Perilous Realm Online, Part 14
Book One: The Endless Road   CHAPTER FOURTEEN   Will thrashed and fought, but rough, powerful hands quickly stuffed him into what seemed to be a large canvas sack. He tumbled and kicked in the sudden dark. “Let me out!” he screamed. The only result was a blow to his side from an unseen ...
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The Perilous Realm Online Part 13
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Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER THIRTEEN The next morning the companions set out again on the raft, and crossed in a short time to the far shore of the lake. Other than the occasional glimpse of birds, or small animals darting through the tussocks, nothing moved except themselves. They kept ca...
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The Perilous Realm Online Part 12
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The Perilous Realm Online Part 12
The Perilous Realm Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER TWELVE  They floated across the lake in the dark, and as they shared what little food they had, Will told Moth the tale of how he had found Shade at the library. Pendrake described the journey from Fable and their escape from the shard, thanks...
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The Perilous Realm Online Part 11
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The Perilous Realm Online Part 11
The Perilous Realm Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER ELEVEN They trudged on, and when the tower did not reappear, they felt certain they had escaped, especially when they found themselves in a region of the bog with more trees. Spindly fir and pines stood in greater numbers here, and even some t...
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The Perilous Realm Online
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The Perilous Realm Online
BOOK ONE: THE ENDLESS ROAD CHAPTER TEN “I wasn’t careful enough,” Pendrake said. “Whatever broke into the snug must have sensed my presence and followed me.”  “This ghool will not harm Will Lightfoot,” Shade growled. “I will go meet it, while you seek safety.”  “I don’t doubt your courage, Shade,...
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The Perilous Realm Online
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The Perilous Realm Online
Book One: The Endless Road    CHAPTER NINE  At dawn the next morning the travellers set out reluctantly into a cold and damp fog that took its time drawing off. Eventually the sun won through and warmed them as they walked. Birds sang, and the road wove its way among low hills dotted with sw...
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The Perilous Ream Online
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Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Eight Will and his companions left Fable by a gate in the south wall, crossed the bridge over the stream, and took a narrow winding path that led up to the road. The story they had prepared was a simple one, that they were on a journey to visit […]
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